|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|
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.
A SWIFT code is either 8 or 11 characters in length:
AAAA BB CC DDD
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.