Bank Identifier Codes

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Definition: Bank Identifier Codes


Bank Identifier Codes


Full Definition of Bank Identifier Codes


BIC. Series of codes developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to identify banks and their branches. These codes are generally only used by financial institutions, to conduct business between banks, such as wire transfers. A BIC code can be either 8 or 11 digits long; 8 digits would refer to a primary office of a bank, while an 11 digit code would refer to a specific branch location. The code specifies the bank, country, specific location (such as city), and branch. See bank identification number (BIN). also called SWIFT codes, SWIFT ID, ISO 9362.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Bank Identifier Codes are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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