SWIFT/BIC codes in Switzerland 🇨🇭

SWIFT code Bank City Branch
AAGOCHZ1 UBS CARD CENTER AG GLATTBRUGG
AAMUCHG1 ALPEN ASSET MANAGEMENT TRUST SARL GENEVA
ABBCCHZA ABB CAPITAL B.V., ZURICH BRANCH ZURICH
ABBCCHZZ ABB CAPITAL B.V., ZURICH BRANCH ZURICH
ABPGCH21 ABSOLUTE CAPITAL GROUP AG ZUG
ABSGCHGG HINDUJA BANK (SWITZERLAND) LTD GENEVA
ABSGCHGGLUZ HINDUJA BANK (SWITZERLAND) LTD LUCERNE (LUZERN BRANCH)
ABSOCH22 ALTERNATIVE BANK SCHWEIZ AG OLTEN
ACANCH21 ACUMEN ASSETS MANAGEMENT S.A. CHIASSO
ACLNCH22 ACTELION LTD ALLSCHWIL
ACRGCH22 ACREVIS BANK AG ST. GALLEN
ADCOCHBB ASCENSIA DIABETES CARE HOLDING AG BASLE
ADDACHG1 ADDAX ENERGY SA GENEVA
ADECCH2G ADECCO GROUP AG GLATTBRUGG
ADMGCHZZ SCHRODER ADVEQ MANAGEMENT AG ZURICH
AEKTCH22 AEK BANK 1826 GENOSSENSCHAFT THUN
AEXTCHZZ BANQUE ALGERIENNE DU COMMERCE EXTERIEUR S.A. ZURICH
AFCLCHZZ ATLANTIC FORFAITIERUNGS AG ZURICH
AGLYCHBB AGILITY MANAGEMENT AG BASLE
AGRICHGG CA INDOSUEZ (SWITZERLAND) SA GENEVA (ALL SWISS OFFICES)
AGRICHGX CREDIT AGRICOLE NEXT BANK (SUISSE) SA GENEVA
AHHBCH22 NEUE AARGAUER BANK AG AARAU
AHHBCH2254C NEUE AARGAUER BANK AG WETTINGEN (LANDSTRASSE)
AHHBCH2256A NEUE AARGAUER BANK AG LENZBURG (BAHNHOFPLATZ)
AHHBCH2289F NEUE AARGAUER BANK AG SPREITENBACH (SHOPPING CENTER)
AIKACH22 APPENZELLER KANTONALBANK APPENZELL
ALCECHG1 ALCIFINANCE SA GENEVA
ALCSCH21 ALCOM SECURITIES AG ZURICH
ALEOCHG1 ALTERNATIVE GESTION SA GENEVA
ALHACHZ1 ALPHABAN ZURICH
ALTDCH21 ALP TRADING SA LAUSANNE
AMIBCH21 AMICORP SHARED SERVICE CENTRE GMBH (SWITZERLAND) ZUG
AMISCH22 AMARIS GROUP S.A. VERNIER
ANMICH21 ANLAGESTIFTUNG DER MIGROS-PENSIONSKASSE SCHLIEREN
ANPRCH22 AP ANLAGE UND PRIVATBANK AG ZURICH
AOHECH21 ALL OPTIONS HELVETIA AG ZUG
APHACH22 ALCON PHARMACEUTICALS LIMITED FRIBOURG
AQULCHZZ AQUILA UND CO. AG ZURICH
ARBHCH22 ALPHA RHEINTAL BANK AG HEERBRUGG
ARBSCHZZ ARAB BANK (SWITZERLAND) LTD ZURICH
ARBUCHZ1 ARBUTHNOT BANK AG ZURICH
ARFECHG1 ARCUS FINANCE GENEVA
ARNECH22 BANCA ARNER S.A. LUGANO
ARPICHZ1 ARGENTIERE CAPITAL AG ZURICH
ARSGCH21 ARCHELON SUISSE GMBH ZUG
ARZBCHZ1 ARZI BANK A G ZURICH
ASFSCH2W ASPIAG FINANCE AND SERVICES AG WIDNAU
ASPECHZ1 INTERCAPITAL CMS (SWITZERLAND) LTD. ZURICH
ATPRCH22 EDITIONS ATLAS CHESEAUX-SUR-LAUSANNE
AUCPCHG1 AUTHENTIC CAPITAL SA GENEVA

What is a BIC code?

A SWIFT code, also commonly known as a 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 transfer money internationally you almost always need to use a BIC code, as it’s the way banks 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. Your bank can use the SWIFT/BIC code to find another bank on the opposite side of the world. Just like sending mail to an incorrect ZIP/postal code means it may go missing, the same applies for your money and the wrong SWIFT code.

What does a SWIFT look like?

A SWIFT code can be either 8 or 11 characters long:

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 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.