When do you need a swift code ? Common Questions Answerd

There are often very simple and obvious questions from different people out there. While most of them knows that they want a swift code for a particular bank or branch but there are folks confused about the things. Here are I am trying to answer some common queries related to swift codes or Bank Identifier Numbers.

1. When do you need a swift code or BIC?
Answer: You need to have a swift code or BIC if you want to make a payment to someone outside your country. Be it your friend or relatives or your own account in a different country, your bank needs BIC Code in order to route money to your bank account in that specific region outside your current country of residence.

2. My bank has not given any swift code to me. Now what ?

Answer: In most cases banks would figure out or let you know the swift code for their branch or a common BIC code themselves. In case you are trying things online and don't know or find it in swift directory online, you will need to figure it out by way of asking them or by simply posting comment on blogs like ours or I see a good website for swift code related questions here.

3. What is BIC code? is it same as swift code.

Answer: Yes, please don't confuse between the two. It is the same thing.

4. Why do we refer to same swift code of 8 digit in case of some banks ?

Answer: Some banks use a common code for their all international clearances. So they use their country headquarter as centralized location and hence single swift code.

5. My bank or credit union does not have a swift code. Now what ?
Answer: Yes, some of the banks might not deal with the swift transfer or international funds transfer on their own. In such cased they use third party larger banks as intermediary for this purpose.
Please note that credit unions are not entitled for swift transaction in US but they do in Australia. So you need to confirm with them if they are using and intermediary or not.

Hope this all helps. Else please feel free to comment here for further clarifications.

- Cya

Money Transfer to India Through HDFC Correspondent Banks - Wire Transfer

Following details are required to remit  funds to HDFC Bank account in India from abroad.

Correspondent Bank Account List for Wire Transfer to India :

CurrencyCorrespondent BankCorrespondent Bank's Swift CodeCorrespondent Account NumberAdditional Account Details
USD - United States DollarsJPMorgan Chase Bank, NEW YORKCHASUS33001-1-406717CHIPS ABA:0002
FEDWIRE ABA:021000021
CHIPS UID#354459
Bank of New York, New YorkIRVTUS3NV801-890-0330-937FEDWIRE ABA:021000018
Bank of America, New York , USA.BOFAUS3N6550492079FEDWIRE ABA:026009593
Royal Bank of Scotland, New York, USA.ABNAUS33574074818841CHIPS ABA No : 0958
FEDWIRE ABA No: 026009580
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.(Formerly Known As Wachovia)PNBPUS3NNYC2000191000409FEDWIRE ABA:026005092
Standard Chartered BankSCBLUS33XXX3582066660001FEDWIRE ABA: 026002561
EUR - EUROJPMorgan Chase Bank, Frankfurt,GermanyCHASDEFX623-16-02308IBAN NO: DE26501108006231602308
Royal Bank of Scotland, Frankfurt, GermanyABNADEFFFRA5602675019IBAN NO:DE96502304005602675019
Standard Chartered Bank Germany BranchSCBLDEFXXXX018102010IBAN NO:DE50512305000018102010
Societe GeneraleSOGEFRPPXXX1013704850
Commerzbank AGCOBADEFFXXX400875103400 EUR
GBP - Great Britain PoundJPMorgan Chase Bank, London, UKCHASGB2L111-35191SORT CODE:609242
Royal Bank of Scotland, LondonRBOSGB2L10005149SORT CODE : 160034
IBAN No: GB15RBOS16003410005149
Deutsche Bank AG LondonDEUTGB2L84003011320000GBP000LDN
Barclays Bank, U.K.BARCGB22XXX33606546SORT CODE: 203253
IBAN NO.: GB76 BARC 2032 5333 6065 46
JPY - Japanese YenSumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, TokyoSMBCJPJT4313
JPMorgan Chase Bank, Tokyo,JapanCHASJPJT01-42-453539
AED - United Arab Emirates DirhamEmirates Bank International, Dubai, UAEEBILAEAD1261025056501IBAN No. AE950260001261025056501
Mashreqbank PSC.BOMLAEADXXX195510887IBAN No. AE320330000010195510887
SGD - Singapore DollarsDBS Bank Ltd, SingaporeDBSSSGSG003-901438-4
J P Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.CHASSGSGXXX0111874122
SAR-Saudi Arabian RiyalNational Commercial BankNCBKSAJEXXX88344223000104
Saudi Hollandi Bank, RiyadhAAALSARI31002605275
AUD-Australian DollarsANZ Melbourne, AustraliaANZBAU3M568204AUD00001BSB Code : 013024
NZD-New Zealand DollarsANZ National Bank Limited,Wellington, NZANZBNZ22XXX568204NZD00001
CAD-Canadian DollarsBank of Nova Scotia, CanadaNOSCCATT244511
CHF - Swiss FrancsUnion Bank Of Switzerland, Zurich, SwitzerlandUBSWCHZH80A02300000094169050000EIBAN No: CH070023023009416905E
DKK- Danish KronerNordea Bank, DenmarkNDEADKKK5000015611IBAN No: DK1820005000015611
HKD - HongKong DollarsStandard Chartered Bank, HongkongSCBLHKHH447-094-0652-8
SEK - Swedish KronerNordea Bank AB, Stockholm, SwedenNDEASESS39527909511IBAN No: SE1830000000039527909511
ZAR - South African RandFirstRand Bank, Sandton, JohannesburgFIRNZAJJ9020950
NOK - Norwegian KronerNordea Bank, Oslo, NorwayNDEANOKKXXX60010206408
OMR - Omani RiyalBank Muscat, OmanBMUSOMRXXXX1000015480037
TRY - Turkish LiraThe Royal Bank Of Scotland N.V. Head Office Amsterdam Istanbul MainABNATRISXXX07236000021682283TRYIBAN No. TR480008800236000021682283

Taiwan Bank Swift BIC Code, Wire Transfer Part-3

 All Swift Codes For Banks in Taiwan are list below Which are connected to swift. This is 3rd list for banks in Taiwan other two are:     part 1       Part 2

CATHAY UNITED BANK SWIFT BIC CODE
BICInstitution nameCityCountryStatus
UWCBTWTPCATHAY UNITED BANKTAIPEITAIWANConnected
UWCBTWTP003CATHAY UNITED BANKTAIPEITAIWANConnected
UWCBTWTP004CATHAY UNITED BANKTAIPEITAIWANConnected
UWCBTWTP005CATHAY UNITED BANKKAOHSIUNGTAIWANConnected
UWCBTWTP015CATHAY UNITED BANKTAIPEITAIWANConnected
UWCBTWTP017CATHAY UNITED BANKPANCHIAOTAIWANConnected
UWCBTWTP018CATHAY UNITED BANKTAIPEITAIWANConnected
UWCBTWTP021CATHAY UNITED BANKSANCHUNGTAIWANConnected
UWCBTWTP022CATHAY UNITED BANKCHUNGLITAIWANConnected
UWCBTWTP023CATHAY UNITED BANKYUAN-LINTAIWANConnected
UWCBTWTP029CATHAY UNITED BANKKAOHSIUNGTAIWANConnected
UWCBTWTP033CATHAY UNITED BANKTAIPEITAIWANConnected
UWCBTWTP034CATHAY UNITED BANKTAO-YUANTAIWANConnected
UWCBTWTP035CATHAY UNITED BANKFENGYUANTAIWANConnected
UWCBTWTP038CATHAY UNITED BANKKAOHSIUNGTAIWANConnected
UWCBTWTP040CATHAY UNITED BANKHSINCHUTAIWANConnected
UWCBTWTP041CATHAY UNITED BANKTAINANTAIWANConnected
UWCBTWTP044CATHAY UNITED BANKTAIPEITAIWANConnected
UWCBTWTP050CATHAY UNITED BANKTAICHUNGTAIWANConnected
UWCBTWTP053CATHAY UNITED BANKTAIPEITAIWANConnected


ENTIE COMMERCIAL BANK SWIFT BIC CODE
BICInstitution nameCityCountryStatus
ENTITWTPENTIE COMMERCIAL BANKTAIPEITAIWANConnected
ENTITWTP002ENTIE COMMERCIAL BANKTAIPEITAIWANConnected
ENTITWTP003ENTIE COMMERCIAL BANKTAIPEITAIWANConnected
ENTITWTP005ENTIE COMMERCIAL BANKTAO-YUANTAIWANConnected
ENTITWTP007ENTIE COMMERCIAL BANKTAICHUNGTAIWANConnected


FAR EASTERN INTERNATIONAL BANK SWIFT BIC CODE
BICInstitution nameCityCountryStatus
FEINTWTPFAR EASTERN INTERNATIONAL BANKTAIPEITAIWANConnected
FEINTWTP001FAR EASTERN INTERNATIONAL BANKTAIPEITAIWANConnected
FEINTWTP002FAR EASTERN INTERNATIONAL BANKTAIPEITAIWANConnected
FEINTWTP012FAR EASTERN INTERNATIONAL BANKTAIPEITAIWANConnected
FEINTWTP019FAR EASTERN INTERNATIONAL BANKTAIPEITAIWANConnected
FEINTWTP023FAR EASTERN INTERNATIONAL BANKHSINCHUTAIWANConnected
FEINTWTP027FAR EASTERN INTERNATIONAL BANKTAIPEITAIWANConnected
FEINTWTPOBUFAR EASTERN INTERNATIONAL BANKTAIPEITAIWANConnected


CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD. SWIFT BIC CODE
BICInstitution nameCityCountryStatus
CCBCTWTPCHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.TAIPEITAIWANConnected
CCBCTWTP212CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.TAIPEITAIWANConnected
CCBCTWTP220CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.TAICHUNGTAIWANConnected
CCBCTWTP300CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.TAIPEITAIWANConnected
CCBCTWTP400CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.TAICHUNGTAIWANConnected
CCBCTWTP401CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.TAICHUNGTAIWANConnected
CCBCTWTP500CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.TAIPEITAIWANConnected
CCBCTWTP501CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.TAIPEITAIWANConnected
CCBCTWTP511CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.TAIPEITAIWANConnected
CCBCTWTP513CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.TAIPEITAIWANConnected
CCBCTWTP514CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.TAIPEITAIWANConnected
CCBCTWTP520CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.TAIPEITAIWANConnected
CCBCTWTP521CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.TAIPEITAIWANConnected
CCBCTWTP525CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.TAIPEITAIWANConnected
CCBCTWTP527CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.TAIPEITAIWANConnected
CCBCTWTP555CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.HSINCHUANGTAIWANConnected
CCBCTWTP561CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.SANCHUNGTAIWANConnected
CCBCTWTP570CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.TAO-YUANTAIWANConnected
CCBCTWTP575CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.HSINCHUTAIWANConnected
CCBCTWTP581CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.TAICHUNGTAIWANConnected
CCBCTWTP585CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.TAICHUNGTAIWANConnected
CCBCTWTP602CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.CHANGHUATAIWANConnected
CCBCTWTP606CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.HEMEI TOWNSHIPTAIWANConnected
CCBCTWTP621CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.CHIAYITAIWANConnected
CCBCTWTP975CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.TAIPEITAIWANConnected


United States Bank & Swift Code List

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Swift Code Search - Finding Bank Swift Code

Decoding Swift Code - Know how about Bank Swift Codes

The best place to find your swift code is the swift website - swift.com. Once you go there you can use the search box to find the swift code for your specific Bank Branch if you have little idea about what the swift code for the bank in that particular country is. If you do not have any clue our swift code blog is here.
If you do, just enter the bank code and suffixed country code, say IN for India and US for United States there in box and press Return. You will find the list of Branches that are linked to Swift international and have been assigned any swift code or BIC number to that branch of the bank. Sometimes it also shows the swift codes for the bank which are not active any more they are not shown in the same color as others.
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