SWIFT/BIC codes in South Africa 🇿🇦

SWIFT code Bank City Branch
AACLZAJJ ANGLO AMERICAN SA FINANCE LIMITED JOHANNESBURG
AACLZAJJCIM ANGLO AMERICAN SA FINANCE LIMITED JOHANNESBURG
AAXXZAJJ A2X PROPRIETARY LIMITED JOHANNESBURG
AAXXZAJJSLB A2X PROPRIETARY LIMITED JOHANNESBURG (A2X SLB)
ABIVZAJ1 ABAX INVESTMENTS CAPE TOWN
ABSAZAJ2 ABSA STOCKBROKERS (PROPRIETARY) LIMITED JOHANNESBURG
ABSAZAJ3 ABSA CAPITAL SECURITIES PROPRIETARY LIMITED JOHANNESBURG
ABSAZAJJ ABSA BANK LIMITED JOHANNESBURG (ALL SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICES)
ABSAZAJJACS ABSA BANK LIMITED JOHANNESBURG (ABSA CAPITAL BROKERS)
ABSAZAJJCBF ABSA BANK LIMITED BLOEMFONTEIN (INTERNATIONAL CENTER BLOEMFONTEIN)
ABSAZAJJCCT ABSA BANK LIMITED CAPE TOWN (CORPORATE BANKING SERVICES - WESTERN CAPE/476)
ABSAZAJJCDB ABSA BANK LIMITED DURBAN (CORPORATE BANKING SERVICES - NATAL/479)
ABSAZAJJCLS ABSA BANK LIMITED JOHANNESBURG (CLS BRANCH)
ABSAZAJJCNE ABSA BANK LIMITED NELSPRUIT (INTERNATIONAL BANKING CENTRE NELSPRUIT/449)
ABSAZAJJCPE ABSA BANK LIMITED PORT ELIZABETH (CORPORATE BANKING SERVICES - EASTERN CAPE/480)
ABSAZAJJCPT ABSA BANK LIMITED PRETORIA (CORPORATE BANKING SERVICES - NORTHERN TRANSVAAL/478)
ABSAZAJJCRD ABSA BANK LIMITED PRETORIA (CREDIT CARD ADMIN CENTRE)
ABSAZAJJCWI ABSA BANK LIMITED JOHANNESBURG (CORPORATE BANKING SERVICES - WITWATERSRAND/235)
ABSAZAJJFI1 ABSA BANK LIMITED JOHANNESBURG (FIXED INCOME INSTRUMENT)
ABSAZAJJFI2 ABSA BANK LIMITED JOHANNESBURG (FIXED INCOME INSTRUMENT)
ABSAZAJJJAS ABSA BANK LIMITED JOHANNESBURG (FOR CLS)
ABSAZAJJMG1 ABSA BANK LIMITED JOHANNESBURG (ABSA ISSUING AGENT)
ABSAZAJJMG2 ABSA BANK LIMITED JOHANNESBURG (ABSA TRADE REPORTING)
ABSAZAJJMG3 ABSA BANK LIMITED JOHANNESBURG (ABSA CUSTODY)
ABSAZAJJMMD ABSA BANK LIMITED JOHANNESBURG (MONEY MARKET BRANCH)
ABSAZAJJREK ABSA BANK LIMITED JOHANNESBURG (ABSA RECONCILITAION DIVISION)
ABSAZAJJSLB ABSA BANK LIMITED JOHANNESBURG (LENDING DIVISION)
ABSAZAJJTMS ABSA BANK LIMITED JOHANNESBURG (MONEY MARKET BRANCH)
ABSAZAJJTPC ABSA BANK LIMITED JOHANNESBURG (THIRD PARTY CLS CLEARING)
ABSAZAJJTRS ABSA BANK LIMITED JOHANNESBURG
ABSAZAJJVOS ABSA BANK LIMITED JOHANNESBURG (VOSTRO BRANCH)
ABTRZAJ1 ABSA TRUST LIMITED JOHANNESBURG
ABVSZAJJ ABVEST ASSOCIATES LTD CLAREMONT
ACCYZAJ1 ACUMEN CAPITAL (PTY) LTD FOUR WAYS
AEIBZAJ1 AMERICAN EXPRESS BANK BRAAMFONTEIN
AFCAZAJ1 AFC LIMITED JOHANNESBURG
AFRCZAJJ AFRICAN BANK LIMITED JOHANNESBURG
AFRFZAJJ AFRIFOCUS SECURITIES (PTY) LTD SANDTON
AFRPZAJ1 AFRIPACK DURBAN
AGLLZAJ1 AGILISTO JOHANNESBURG
AHFMZAJ1 AFRICAN HARVEST (PTY) LTD JOHANNESBURG
AIICZAJ1 ALLAN GRAY LIMITED CAPE TOWN
ALAAZAJ1 ALEXANDER ASSET MANAGEMENT MARSHALLTOWN
ALBRZAJJ ALBARAKA BANK DURBAN
ALTFZAJJ ALTRON FINANCE (PTY) LTD PARKTOWN
ANWPZAJ1 ANDERSON WILSON AND PARTNERS INC. JOHANNESBURG
AONSZAJJ ARGON SECURITIES (PTY) LTD SANDTON
AQPLZAJ1 AQUARIUS PLATINUM LIMITED CENTURION
AREMZAJ1 ARGON ASSET MANAGEMENT (PTY) LIMITED CAPE TOWN
ARFSZAJ1 ARROW FINANCIAL SERVICES (PTY) LTD JOHANNESBURG

What is a SWIFT/BIC code?

A SWIFT code, also commonly known as a BIC Code, is a standard format to uniquely identify banks and financial institutions globally. SWIFT codes are a standard format for Business Identifier Codes - commonly referred to as a BIC.

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. 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 may get returned, the same applies for your money and an incorrect 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 institutions who are 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.