SWIFT/BIC codes in Tonga 🇹🇴

SWIFT code Bank City Branch
ANZBTONN ANZ BANKING GROUP LIMITED NUKU'ALOFA
BATSTOA1 BAT TONGA TONGA
BOSPTONU BANK OF SOUTH PACIFIC TONGA LIMITED NUKU'ALOFA
MBFMTONU MBF BANK LIMITED NUKU'ALOFA
NRBTTONU NATIONAL RESERVE BANK OF TONGA NUKU'ALOFA
TODETONU TONGA DEVELOPMENT BANK NUKU'ALOFA

What is a SWIFT code?

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

If you transmit money internationally you almost always need to use a SWIFT code, as it’s the way banks, financial institutions and money transfer services identify where to send money on a global scale. You can think of a 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. Like sending post to an incorrect ZIP code means it might get lost, the same goes for your money and an incorrect 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 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.