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COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA, Sydney - SWIFT/BIC Code

COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA, SYDNEY - SWIFT Code Information
SWIFT Code / BIC CTBAAU2SFXD
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Bank / Institution COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA
Branch Name GROUP TREASURY FOREIGN EXCHANGE ACCOUNTING AND SETTLEMENTS
Address SUSSEX ST, 201, DARLING PARK CBA TOWER, FLOOR 27
City SYDNEY
Postcode 2000
Country Australia
Connection Active

Last database update: May 2022


CTBAAU2SFXD - SWIFT Code Breakdown
SWIFT Code CTBAAU2SFXD
Bank Code CTBA - code assigned to COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA
Country Code AU - code belongs to Australia
Location & Status 2S - represents location, second digit 'S' means active code
Branch Code FXD - indicates this is a branch office
Head Office CTBAAU2S - primary office of COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA, Australia

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What is a SWIFT Code?

A SWIFT Code is a standard format of Bank Identifier Code (BIC) used to specify a particular bank or branch. These codes are used when transferring money between banks, particularly for international wire transfers. Banks also use these codes for exchanging messages between them.

SWIFT codes comprise of 8 or 11 characters. All 11 digit codes refer to specific branches, while 8 digit codes (or those ending in 'XXX') refer to the head or primary office. SWIFT codes are formatted as follows:

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, passive participant will have "1" in the second character (letters and digits)
  • Last 3 characters - branch code, optional - 'XXX' for primary office (letters and digits)

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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 trademark of S.W.I.F.T. SCRL with a registered address at Avenue Adèle 1, B-1310 La Hulpe, Belgium.