BEFONOB1 SWIFT/BIC Code

The SWIFT number BEFONOB1 was issued by BERGEN FONDSMEGLERFORRETNING A/S in BERGEN.

SWIFT/BIC NumberBEFONOB1
Bank NameBERGEN FONDSMEGLERFORRETNING A/S
Bank CityBERGEN
Bank Branch

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What is a SWIFT code?

A SWIFT code - or SWIFT number is a standard format to uniquely identify banks, non-financial, and financial institutions globally. 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 BIC code a bit like an international postal code. Your bank uses the code to send the money to the right bank in another country. Just like sending mail to an incorrect ZIP/postal 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 is either 8 or 11 characters in length:

AAAA BB CC DDD

  • AAAA: 4 character bank code.Just letters, no numbers.
  • BB: 2 character country code. ISO alpha-2 country code.
  • CC: 2 character location code.
  • DDD: 3 character branch code. Optional. Can include letters or digits. An XXX here would refer to the primary office.

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.