SWIFT/BIC codes in Rwanda 🇷🇼

SWIFT code Bank City Branch
ABBRRWRW AB BANK RWANDA LTD. KIGALI
AFRWRWRW BANK OF AFRICA RWANDA LTD KIGALI
BKIGRWRW BANK OF KIGALI LIMITED KIGALI
BKORRWRW ACCESS BANK (RWANDA) SA KIGALI
BNRWRWRP BANQUE NATIONALE DU RWANDA (BNR) KIGALI
BNRWRWRW BANQUE NATIONALE DU RWANDA (BNR) KIGALI
BPRWRWRW BANQUE POPULAIRE DU RWANDA LTD KIGALI
BRDRRWRW DEVELOPMENT BANK OF RWANDA KIGALI
CBRWRWR1 NATIONAL BANK OF RWANDA KIGALI
CGBKRWRW COMPAGNIE GENERALE DE BANQUE/COGEBANQUE KIGALI
CRRWRWRW CRANE BANK RWANDA LTD KIGALI
ECOCRWRW ECOBANK RWANDA KIGALI
EQBLRWRW EQUITY BANK RWANDA LIMITED KIGALI
GTBIRWRK GUARANTY TRUST BANK (RWANDA) LTD KIGALI
IMRWRWRW I AND M BANK (RWANDA) LIMITED KIGALI
KCBLRWRW KCB BANK RWANDA LTD KIGALI
KCBLRWRW161 KCB BANK RWANDA LTD KIGALI (CENTRAL CLEARING CENTRE - HEAD OFFICE)
KCBLRWRW162 KCB BANK RWANDA LTD RUBAVU (KCB RWANDA - RUBAVU)
KCBLRWRW163 KCB BANK RWANDA LTD HUYE (KCB RWANDA - HUYE BRANCH)
KCBLRWRW164 KCB BANK RWANDA LTD RUSIZI (KCB RWANDA - RUSIZI BRANCH)
KCBLRWRW165 KCB BANK RWANDA LTD MUSANZE (KCB RWANDA - MUSANZE BRANCH)
KCBLRWRWCUS KCB BANK RWANDA LTD KIGALI
LHRWRWR1 BANQUE DE L'HABITAT DU RWANDA KIGALI
UOBRRWRW URWEGO OPPORTUNITY BANK LIMITED KIGALI

What is a BIC code?

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

If you send money internationally you almost always need to use a SWIFT code, as it’s the way banks, financial institutions 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 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 might get lost or returned, the same goes 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

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.