SWIFT/BIC codes in North Korea 🇰🇵

SWIFT code Bank City Branch
BOELKPP1 BANK OF EAST LAND, PYONGYANG PYONGYANG
BRBKKPP1 BRILLIANCE BANKING CORPORATION LTD. PYONGYANG
DCBKKPP1 DAEDONG CREDIT BANK PYONGYANG
FTBDKPP1 FOREIGN TRADE BANK OF THE D.P.R. OF KOREA PYONGYANG
FTBDKPP1KBC FOREIGN TRADE BANK OF THE D.P.R. OF KOREA PYONGYANG
KCBKKPP1 KORYO COMMERCIAL BANK LTD. PYONGYANG
KDBKKPP1 KOREA DAESONG BANK PYONGYANG
KGCBKPP1 KORYO CREDIT DEVELOPMENT BANK PYONGYANG
KGTBKPP1 GOLDEN TRIANGLE BANK NAMSAN
KKBCKPP1 KOREA KWANGSON BANKING CORP. PYONGYANG
KMBKKPP1 KUMGANG BANK PYONGYANG
NEABKPP1 NORTH EAST ASIA BANK PYONGYANG

What is a BIC code?

A SWIFT code - or SWIFT number is a standard format to uniquely identify banks and financial institutions across the world. The SWIFT code is a standard format for Business Identifier Codes (BIC).

If you send money internationally you almost 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 code a bit like an international postal code. A bank on one side of the world finds the right bank on the other side of the world. Like sending post to the wrong ZIP code means it may get lost, the same applies for your money and an incorrect SWIFT code.

What does a BIC look like?

A BIC/SWIFT code is either 8 or 11 characters in length:

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.