SWIFT ID or Bank Identifier Code Validator

Allows You to Validate SWIFT ID or Bank Identifier Code

Enter a SWIFT ID or Bank Identifier Code that you wish to validate. Click the "GET VALIDATION" button to begin the validation. Upon successful completion of the validation, you will know if its valid or invalid.

What are BIC and SWIFT codes?

If you ever send money internationally, you’ll likely need a SWIFT or BIC code to tell the bank or transfer service where to send the money. This guide will explain what they are, what the differences between them are and how and when you might use them.

BIC stands for Bank Identifier Code. A BIC is sometimes called a SWIFT code, SWIFT BIC or SWIFT ID (all of these mean the same thing). A SWIFT/BIC consists of 8-11 characters used to identify a specific bank in an international transaction, to make sure the money is going to the correct place.

What does a SWIFT/BIC look like?

BIC/SWIFT codes are arranged like this:

AAAABBCCDDD

  • AAAA: 4 character bank code
  • BB: 2 character country code
  • CC: 2 character location code
  • DDD: optional 3 character branch code

How and when do you use a SWIFT/BIC?

Anyone transferring money across international lines nearly always needs to use a SWIFT/BIC code, since it’s the way banks and money transfer services identify where to send money on a global scale. You can think of a SWIFT/BIC code a bit like an international postal code so that a bank on one side of the world finds the right bank on the other side of the world. Just like sending mail to a wrong zip code means it may get lost or returned, the same goes for your money and incorrect SWIFT codes.