SWIFT/BIC codes in Réunion 🇷🇪

SWIFT code Bank City Branch
AGRIRERX CREDIT AGRICOLE SAINT DENIS
AGRIRERXLEO CREDIT AGRICOLE LE PORT
AGRIRERXSNL CREDIT AGRICOLE SAINT LOUIS (LA REUNION BRANCH)
BFCORERX BANQUE FRANCAISE COMMERCIALE DE L'OCEAN INDIEN SAINT DENIS
BNPARERX BNP PARIBAS LA REUNION SAINT DENIS
BNPARERXPOR BNP PARIBAS LA REUNION LE PORT
CGRARER1 CAISSE REGIONALE DE CREDIT AGRICOLE MUTUEL DE LA REUNION SAINT DENIS
OCLRRER1 OCEOR LEASE REUNION SAINT DENIS
REUBRERX CAISSE D'EPARGNE CEPAC (FORMERLY BANQUE DE LA REUNION) SAINT DENIS
SODIRER1 SOCIETE FINANCIERE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DE LA REUNION SAINT DENIS
SORFRER1 SOCIETE REUNIONNAISE DE FINT-SOREFI SAINT DENIS

What is a SWIFT/BIC code?

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

If you send 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 code means it could get lost or returned, the same thing can apply for your money and the wrong SWIFT code.

What does a SWIFT/BIC look like?

A 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 banks 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.