What is SWIFT Code?

SWIFT code is a standard format of Bank Identifier Codes (BIC) and serves as a unique identifier for a bank or financial institution.

These codes are used when transferring money between banks, particularly for international wire transfers. On top of that, the code is used to transmit messages between financial institutions and banks.

The SWIFT code can be either 8 or 11 characters long and 8 digits code refers to the primary office. The format of SWIFT Code is as follows;

AAAA BB CC DDD

  • The first 4 characters ("AAAA") specify the bank. Only letters are allowed.
  • The next 2 characters ("BB") specify the country. It use the format of ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code.
  • The next 2 characters ("CC") specify the location. Letters and digits are allowed. Passive participant will have "1" in the second character
  • The last 3 characters ("DDD") specify the branch. This is an optional. A 'XXX' refer to primary office. Letters and digits are allowed.

Benin Bank SWIFT Codes

Benin Below are the SWIFT Code for all banks in Benin. Click on the SWIFT Code to find out the bank details, address & maps.

NoBank or InstitutionCityBranch NameSWIFT Code
1BANK OF AFRICA BENINCOTONOU AFRIBJBJ
2BANK OF AFRICA BENINCOTONOU AFRIBJB1BWB
3BANQUE ATLANTIQUE DU BENINCOTONOU ATBJBJBJ
4BANQUE CENTRALE DES ETATS DE LAFRIQUE DE LOUESTCOTONOU BCAOBJBJ
5BANQUE CENTRALE DES ETATS DE LAFRIQUE DE LOUESTPARAKOU(PARAKOU BRANCH) BCAOBJBJPAR
6BANQUE INTERNATIONALE DU BENINCOTONOU BIBEBJBJ
7BANQUE REGIONALE DE SOLIDARITE BENINCOTONOU BRSWBJBJ
8BANQUE SAHELO SAHARIENNE POUR LINVESTISSEMENT ET LE COMMERCE (BENIN) S.A.COTONOU BSAHBJBJ
9BGFIBANK BENINCOTONOU BGFIBJBJ
10CONTINENTAL BANK BENINCOTONOU COBBBJBJ
11DEPOSITAIRE CENTRAL BANQUE DE REGLEMENT (DCBR BENIN)COTONOU DCRDBJB1
12DIAMOND BANK BENIN SACOTONOU DBLNBJBJ
13ECOBANK BENINCOTONOU ECOCBJBJ
14ORABANK BENINCOTONOU ORBKBJBJ
15SOCIETE GENERALE DE BANQUES AU BENINCOTONOU SOGEBJBJ