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.

Costa Rica Bank SWIFT Codes

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

NoBank or InstitutionCityBranch NameSWIFT Code
1BANCO BAC SAN JOSESAN JOSE BSNJCRSJ
2BANCO BCT S.A.SAN JOSE CCIOCRSJ
3BANCO BCT S.A.SAN JOSE(FOREIGN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENT) CCIOCRSJBBI
4BANCO CATHAY DE COSTA RICA S.A.SAN JOSE KTAYCRSJ
5BANCO CENTRAL DE COSTA RICASAN JOSE BCCRCRSJ
6BANCO CITIBANK DE COSTA RICA S.A.SAN JOSE BACUCRSJ
7BANCO CREDITO AGRICOLA DE CARTAGOCARTAGO BCACCRS1
8BANCO CREDITO AGRICOLA DE CARTAGOSAN JOSE BCACCRSJ
9BANCO DAVIVIENDA (COSTA RICA) S.A.SAN JOSE BXBACRSJ
10BANCO DE COSTA RICASAN JOSE BCRICRSJ
11BANCO DE SOLUCIONES BANSOL DE COSTA RICA S.A. (FORMERLY FINANCIERA ACOBO S.A.)SAN PEDRO BDSOCRSJ
12BANCO DEL ISTMO (COSTA RICA) S.A.SAN JOSE BALYCRS1
13BANCO GENERAL (COSTA RICA) S.A.SAN JOSE BAGECRSJ
14BANCO IMPROSA S.A.SAN JOSE BIMPCRSJ
15BANCO INTERNACIONAL DE EXPORTACION S.A.SAN JOSE BAIECRS1
16BANCO LAFISE S.A.SAN JOSE BCCECRSJ
17BANCO NACIONAL DE COSTA RICASAN JOSE BNCRCRSJ
18BANCO NACIONAL DE COSTA RICASAN JOSE BNCRCRSJGCI
19BANCO POPULAR Y DE DESARROLLO COMUNALSAN JOSE BPDCCRSJ
20BANCO PROMERICASAN JOSE PRMKCRSJ
21BCT VALORES PUESTO DE BOLSA SASAN JOSE BVPBCRS1
22CENTRAL DE VALORES S.A. (CEVAL)SAN JOSE CEVCCRS1
23COMPANIA FINANCIERA DE LONDRES LTDA.SAN JOSE FILOCRS1
24COOPENAESAN JOSE CPOPCRS1
25COOPERATIVA DE AHORRO Y CREDITO DE LOS SERVIDORES PUBLICOSSAN JOSE CAOVCRS1
26CORPORACION FRANCO AMERICANA DE FINANZAS(COSTA RICA) S.A.SAN JOSE FAFCCRS1
27FINANCIERA G AND T CONTINENTAL COSTA RICA S.A.SAN JOSE FCCRCRS1
28FITCH COSTA RICA CALIFICADORA DE RIESGO S.A.SAN JOSE FRIPCRS1
29GRUPO MUTUAL ALAJUELA LA VIVIENDA DE AHORRO Y PRESTAMOALAJUELA GMAVCRS1
30INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE SEGUROSSAN JOSE ISNSCRS1
31SCOTIABANK DE COSTA RICASAN JOSE NOSCCRSJ