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;
AAAA BB CC DDD
- 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.
South African Banks Swift Codes
Bank / Institution
|ABSA BANK LIMITED
|AFRICAN BANK LIMITED
|BIDVEST BANK LTD
|CAPITEC BANK LIMITED
|DISCOVERY BANK LIMITED
|FIRST NATIONAL BANK LTD
|FIRSTRAND BANK LTD
|CITIBANK SOUTH AFRICA
|GRINDROD BANK LIMITED
|INVESTEC BANK LTD.
|SASFIN BANK LIMITED
|STANDARD BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA LIMITED
|HABIB OVERSEAS BANK LIMITED
|MERCANTILE BANK LTD
|SOUTH AFRICAN BANK OF ATHENS LIMITED
|BANK OF TAIWAN, SOUTH AFRICA
|BANK OF BARODA
|STANDARD CHARTERED BANK
|STATE BANK OF INDIA
|BANK OF CHINA
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.