All Nigerian Bank Swift Codes: Standard format of Bank Identifier Codes (BIC)

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commercial-bank-400x240Swift Code is a standard format of Bank Identifier Codes (BIC) and it is unique identification code for a particular bank. These codes are used when transferring money between banks, particularly for international wire transfers. Banks also used the codes for exchanging other messages between them.

The Swift code consists of 8 or 11 characters. When 8-digits code is given, it refers to the primary office. 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)

Currently, there are over 40,000 “live” Swift codes. The “live” codes are for the partners who are actively connected to the Swift network. On top of that, there are more than 50,000 additional codes, which are used for manual transactions. These additional codes are for the passive participants.

The registrations of Swift Codes are handled by Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (“SWIFT”) and their headquarters is located in La Hulpe, Belgium. SWIFT is the registered trademarks of S.W.I.F.T. SCRL with a registered address at Avenue Adèle 1, B-1310 La Hulpe, Belgium.

Below are the SWIFT codes for all banks in Nigeria. These SWIFT codes are only the active participants who are connected to SWIFT network. The passive participant’s codes are excluded from the list.

 

ID Bank or Institution City Branch Swift Code
1 ACCESS BANK PLC LAGOS ABNGNGLA
2 AFRICAN EXPORT-IMPORT BANK ABUJA AFXMNGLA
3 ASSET MANAGEMENT CORPORATION OF NIGERIA ABUJA AMNGNGLA
4 ASSOCIATED DISCOUNT HOUSE LIMITED LAGOS ADHLNGLA
5 BANK OF INDUSTRY FINANCIAL DEPARTMENT LAGOS BOIYNGLA
6 CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA LAGOS CBNINGLA
7 CENTRAL SECURITIES CLEARING SYSTEM PLC LAGOS CSCYNGLA
8 CITIBANK NIGERIA LIMITED LAGOS (TRADE SERVICES DEPARTMENT) CITINGLATRD
9 CITIBANK NIGERIA LIMITED LAGOS CITINGLA
10 DIAMOND BANK PLC LAGOS DBLNNGLA
11 ECOBANK NIGERIA LIMITED LAGOS ECOCNGLA
12 ENTERPRISE BANK LIMITED LAGOS SPRGNGLA
13 FIDELITY BANK PLC LAGOS FIDTNGLA
14 FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA LTD LAGOS (CUSTODIAN SERVICES) FBNINGLAGCS
15 FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA LTD LAGOS FBNINGLA
16 FIRST CITY MONUMENT BANK LAGOS (ELECTRONIC BANKING) FCMBNGLAWEB
17 FIRST CITY MONUMENT BANK LAGOS FCMBNGLA
18 FSDH MERCHANT BANK LTD LAGOS FSDHNGLA
19 GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC LAGOS (INFO POOL) GTBINGLAIFP
20 GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC LAGOS GTBINGLA
21 HERITAGE BANKING COMPANY LIMITED LAGOS HBCLNGLA
22 JAIZ BANK PLC ABUJA JAIZNGLA
23 KAKAWA DISCOUNT HOUSE LIMITED LAGOS KDHLNGLA
24 KEYSTONE BANK LIMITED LAGOS PLNINGLA
25 NIGERIAN EXPORT IMPORT BANK ABUJA NEXMNGLA
26 RAND MERCHANT BANK NIGERIA LIMITED VICTORIA ISLAND FIRNNGLA
27 SKYE BANK PLC LAGOS AFRNNGLA
28 SKYE BANK PLC LAGOS PRDTNGLA
29 STANBIC IBTC BANK PLC LAGOS (HEAD OFFICE) SBICNGLX
30 STANBIC IBTC BANK PLC LAGOS SBICNGLB
31 STANDARD CHARTERED BANK NIGERIA LIMITED LAGOS (SECURITIES SERVICES) SCBLNGLASSU
32 STANDARD CHARTERED BANK NIGERIA LIMITED LAGOS (STORM II) SCBLNGLASTM
33 STANDARD CHARTERED BANK NIGERIA LIMITED LAGOS (TREASURY SERVICES) SCBLNGLATSY
34 STANDARD CHARTERED BANK NIGERIA LIMITED LAGOS (UNITRUST, HEAD OFFICEBRANCH) SCBLNGLAPYT
35 STANDARD CHARTERED BANK NIGERIA LIMITED LAGOS SCBLNGLA
36 STERLING BANK PLC LAGOS NAMENGLA
37 UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC LAGOS UBNINGLA
38 UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC ABA (ABA MAIN BRANCH) UNAFNGLA088
39 UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC ABA (ABA/OWERRI RD. BRANCH) UNAFNGLA171
40 UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC ABA (EZIUKWU BRANCH) UNAFNGLA223
41 UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC ABEOKUTA (ABEOKUTA BRANCH) UNAFNGLA055
42 UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC ABUJA (ABUJA BRANCH) UNAFNGLA114
43 UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC ABUJA (NICON NOGA BRANCH) UNAFNGLA215
44 UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC AKURE (AKURE BRANCH) UNAFNGLA056
45 UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC ASABA (ASABA BRANCH) UNAFNGLA175
46 UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC AWKA (AWKA BRANCH) UNAFNGLA164
47 UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC BAUCHI (BAUCHI BRANCH) UNAFNGLA030
48 UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC BENIN CITY (BENIN BRANCH) UNAFNGLA044
49 UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC BENIN CITY (UGBOWO BRANCH) UNAFNGLA117
50 UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC CALABAR (CALABAR BRANCH) UNAFNGLA094

 

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