Swift Codes of All South African Banks

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The Swift Code of a South African Bank is a standard format of Bank Identifier Codes (BIC). It is also a unique identification code for a particular bank.

These codes are used when transferring money between banks, most importantly for international wire transfers. The codes are also used by banks for exchanging other messages between them.

The South African Bank Swift code consists of 8 or 11 characters. When the 8-digit code is given, it refers to the head office. Bank branches are always made up of 11 characters The code formatted as below;

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  • First 4 characters – bank code (only letters)
  • Next 2 characters – ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code (only letters)
  • Next 2 characters – location code (letters and digits) (passive participant will have “1” in the second character)
  • Last 3 characters – branch code, optional (‘XXX’ for primary office) (letters and digits)

This article would list out the Head Offices swift codes of banks in South Africa.

Swift Codes of banks in south africa

South African Banks Swift Codes

ID

Bank / Institution

Branch

Swift Code

1 ABSA BANK LIMITED HEAD OFFICE ABSAZAJJ
2 AFRICAN BANK LIMITED HEAD OFFICE AFRCZAJJ
3 BIDVEST BANK LTD HEAD OFFICE BIDBZAJJ
4 CAPITEC BANK LIMITED HEAD OFFICE CABLZAJJ
5 DISCOVERY BANK LIMITED SANDTON DISCZAJJ
6 FIRST NATIONAL BANK LTD HEAD OFFICE FIRNZAJJ
7 FIRSTRAND BANK LTD HEAD OFFICE FIRNZAJJ
8 CITIBANK SOUTH AFRICA HEAD OFFICE CITIZAJX
9 GRINDROD BANK LIMITED HEAD OFFICE GRIDZAJJ
10 INVESTEC BANK LTD. HEAD OFFICE IVESZAJJ
11 NEDBANK LIMITED HEAD OFFICE NEDSZAJJ
12 SASFIN BANK LIMITED HEAD OFFICE SASFZAJJ
13 STANDARD BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA LIMITED HEAD OFFICE SBZAZAJJ
14 ALBARAKA BANK HEAD OFFICE ALBRZAJJ
15 HABIB OVERSEAS BANK LIMITED HEAD OFFICE HOBLZAJJ
16 MERCANTILE BANK LTD HEAD OFFICE LISAZAJJ
17 SOUTH AFRICAN BANK OF ATHENS LIMITED HEAD OFFICE BATHZAJJ
18 BANK OF TAIWAN, SOUTH AFRICA HEAD OFFICE BKTWZAJJ
19 BANK OF BARODA HEAD OFFICE BARBZAJJ
20 STANDARD CHARTERED BANK JOHANNESBURG SCBLZAJJ
21 STATE BANK OF INDIA JOHANNESBURG SBINZAJJ
22 BANK OF CHINA JOHANNESBURG BKCHZAJJ
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Conclusion

We have seen the list of swift codes for banks in South Africa. If the swift code of a particular bank was not listed, you can let us know via the comment section.

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Updated: March 3, 2019 — 3:14 pm

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