SWIFT/BIC codes in Papua New Guinea 🇵🇬

SWIFT code Bank City Branch
ANZBPGPX AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP (PNG) LTD. PORT MORESBY
BATSPGA1 BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (PNG) LIMITED PORT MORESBY
BOSPPGPM BANK OF SOUTH PACIFIC LIMITED PORT MORESBY
BPNGPGPM BANK OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA PORT MORESBY
FIVFPGPM FIRST INVESTMENT FINANCE LIMITED PORT MORESBY
KINIPGPG KINA BANK LIMITED PORT MORESBY
WPACPGPM WESTPAC BANK - PNG - LIMITED PORT MORESBY

What is a BIC code?

A SWIFT code - also known as a SWIFT number is a standard format to uniquely identify banks, non-financial, and financial institutions across the world. The SWIFT code is a standard format for BIC - Business Identifier Codes.

If you transfer money across international lines 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/BIC 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. Similar to how sending a postcard to an incorrect ZIP/postal code means it might get returned, the same applies for your money and the wrong SWIFT code.

What does a SWIFT look like?

A BIC/SWIFT 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 financial institutions who are actively 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.