SWIFT/BIC codes in Malawi 🇲🇼

SWIFT code Bank City Branch
BATSMWM1 BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (MALAWI) LTD BLANTYRE
CDHIMWMW CDH INVESTMENT BANK (CDHIB) BLANTYRE
CODHMWM1 CONTINENTAL DISCOUNT HOUSE LIMITED BLANTYRE
ECOCMWMW ECOBANK MALAWI LIMITED BLANTYRE
FDHDMWMW FIRST DISCOUNT HOUSE LIMITED BLANTYRE
FDHFMWMW FDH BANK LIMITED BLANTYRE
FIMWMWM1 FINCOM BANK OF MALAWI LIMITED (FINCOM) BLANTYRE
FMERMWMW FIRST MERCHANT BANK LTD., MALAWI BLANTYRE
NBMAMWMW NATIONAL BANK OF MALAWI BLANTYRE
NBMAMWMW001 NATIONAL BANK OF MALAWI BLANTYRE (HENDERSON STREET BRANCH)
NBMAMWMW002 NATIONAL BANK OF MALAWI BLANTYRE (VICTORIA AVENUE BRANCH)
NBMAMWMW003 NATIONAL BANK OF MALAWI CHICHIRI (CHICHIRI BRANCH)
NBMAMWMW004 NATIONAL BANK OF MALAWI LIMBE (CUSTOMS ROAD BRANCH)
NBMAMWMW005 NATIONAL BANK OF MALAWI LIMBE (CHURCHILL ROAD BRANCH)
NBMAMWMW007 NATIONAL BANK OF MALAWI LILONGWE (CAPITAL CITY BRANCH)
NBMAMWMW008 NATIONAL BANK OF MALAWI LILONGWE (LILONGWE BRANCH)
NBMAMWMW044 NATIONAL BANK OF MALAWI BLANTYRE (FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
NBSTMWMW NBS BANK LIMITED BLANTYRE
NEDMMWMW NEDBANK (MALAWI) LIMITED BLANTYRE
NFBMMWMW NEW FINANCE BANK MALAWI LIMITED LILONGWE
OPILMWMW OPPORTUNITY INTERNATIONAL BANK OF MALAWI LILONGWE
RBMAMWMW RESERVE BANK OF MALAWI LILONGWE
RBMAMWMWMOF RESERVE BANK OF MALAWI LILONGWE
RBMAMWMWMRA RESERVE BANK OF MALAWI BLANTYRE
SABMMWM1 SABMILLER MALAWI BLANTYRE
SABMMWM1CPL SABMILLER MALAWI BLANTYRE
SABMMWM1MBL SABMILLER MALAWI BLANTYRE
SBICMWMX STANDARD BANK LIMITED-MALAWI LILONGWE
SBMWMWM1 STOCKBROKERS MALAWI LIMITED BLANTYRE
TRETMWM1 TRUST SECURITIES LIMITED BLANTYRE
XMSWMWM1 MALAWI STOCK EXCHANGE BLANTYRE

What is a SWIFT code?

A SWIFT code (also known as BIC Code) is a standard format to uniquely identify all banks and financial institutions globally. SWIFT codes are a standard format for Business Identifier Codes - commonly referred to as a BIC.

If you send money internationally you nearly always need to use a SWIFT code, as it’s the way banks and money transfer services figure out where the money needs to go. You can think of a SWIFT/BIC code a bit like a ZIP/postal code. Your bank can use the BIC code to find another bank on the opposite side of the world. Similar to how sending a postcard to the wrong ZIP code means it may get lost or returned, the same thing can apply for your money and the wrong SWIFT code.

What does a BIC look like?

A SWIFT/BIC code can be either 8 or 11 characters long:

AAAA BB CC DDD

More info about SWIFT/BIC codes

There are 2 types of SWIFT code: live and passive. Live codes are for institutions who are connected to the SWIFT network while passive Codes are used for manual transactions. Passive SWIFT codes will have a 1 as the second digit of the 2 character location code.

SWIFT code registrations and management are the responsibility of "Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication" (“SWIFT”) which is located in La Hulpe, Belgium.

SWIFT is the registered trademark of S.W.I.F.T. SCRL with a registered address at Avenue Adèle 1, B-1310 La Hulpe, Belgium.