SWIFT/BIC codes in Sierra Leone 🇸🇱

SWIFT code Bank City Branch
ABSFSLFR ACCESS BANK SIERRA LEONE LIMITED FREETOWN
APIESLFR APEX BANK SIERRA LEONE LIMITED FREETOWN
BSLESLFA BANK OF SIERRA LEONE FREETOWN
BSLESLFR BANK OF SIERRA LEONE FREETOWN
ECOCSLFR ECOBANK SIERRA LEONE LIMITED FREETOWN
FSTISLFR FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK (SL) LIMITED FREETOWN
GTBISLFR GUARANTY TRUST BANK (SL) LTD FREETOWN
HFCMSLFR COMMERCE AND MORTGAGE BANK (SL) PLC FREETOWN
ICBZSLFR INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK(SL) LIMITED FREETOWN
NCDBSLF1 NATIONAL COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT BANK LTD. FREETOWN
PHBXSLFR KEYSTONE BANK (SL) LIMITED FREETOWN
RCBKSLFR ROKEL COMMERCIAL BANK (SIERRA LEONE) LTD. FREETOWN
SCBLSLFR STANDARD CHARTERED BANK SIERRA LEONE LTD FREETOWN
SKYESLFR SKYE BANK (SL) LTD FREETOWN
SLCBSLFR SIERRA LEONE COMMERCIAL BANK LTD FREETOWN
UNAFSLFR UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA (S/L) LTD FREETOWN
UTBSSLFR UNION TRUST BANK LIMITED FREETOWN
ZESLSLFR ZENITH BANK (SIERRA LEONE) LIMITED FREETOWN

What is a SWIFT/BIC code?

A SWIFT code - sometimes called a SWIFT number is a standard format to uniquely identify banks and financial institutions globally. The SWIFT code is a standard format for Business Identifier Codes (BIC).

If you send money internationally you nearly always need to use a SWIFT/BIC 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 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. Like sending post to the wrong ZIP code means it could get lost or returned, the same thing can apply for your money and an incorrect SWIFT code.

What does a 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.