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.

Rwanda Bank SWIFT Codes

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

NoBank or InstitutionCityBranch NameSWIFT Code
1ACCESS BANK (RWANDA) SAKIGALI BKORRWRW
2BANK OF KIGALI LIMITEDKIGALI BKIGRWRW
3BANQUE COMMERCIALE DU RWANDAKIGALI BCRWRWRW
4BANQUE DE LHABITAT DU RWANDAKIGALI LHRWRWRW
5BANQUE NATIONALE DU RWANDA (BNR)KIGALI BNRWRWRW
6BANQUE NATIONALE DU RWANDA (BNR)KIGALI BNRWRWRP
7BANQUE POPULAIRE DU RWANDA S.AKIGALI BPRWRWRW
8COMPAGNIE GENERALE DE BANQUE/COGEBANQUEKIGALI CGBKRWRW
9ECOBANK RWANDAKIGALI ECOCRWRW
10EQUITY BANK RWANDA LIMITEDKIGALI EQBLRWRW
11FINA BANK S.A.KIGALI BARWRWRW
12KCB RWANDA SAHUYE(KCB RWANDA - HUYE BRANCH) KCBLRWRW163
13KCB RWANDA SAKIGALI KCBLRWRW
14KCB RWANDA SAKIGALI(CENTRAL CLEARING CENTRE - HEAD OFFICE) KCBLRWRW161
15KCB RWANDA SAMUSANZE(KCB RWANDA - MUSANZE BRANCH) KCBLRWRW165
16KCB RWANDA SARUBAVU(KCB RWANDA - RUBAVU) KCBLRWRW162
17KCB RWANDA SARUSIZI(KCB RWANDA - RUSIZI BRANCH) KCBLRWRW164
18NATIONAL BANK OF RWANDAKIGALI CBRWRWR1
19RWANDA DEVELOPMENT BANKKIGALI BRDRRWRW
20URWEGO OPPORTUNITY BANK LIMITEDKIGALI UOBRRWR1