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Allgemeine Sparkasse Oberoesterreich BankAG, St.valentin - SWIFT/BIC Code

Allgemeine Sparkasse Oberoesterreich BankAG, St.Valentin - SWIFT Code Information
SWIFT Code / BIC GIBAATWWHA6
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Bank / Institution Allgemeine Sparkasse Oberoesterreich BankAG
Branch Name Filiale St.Valentin
Address Westbahnstrasse 8
City St.Valentin
Postcode 4300
Country Austria
Connection Active


GIBAATWWHA6 - SWIFT Code Breakdown
SWIFT Code GIBAATWWHA6
Bank Code GIBA - code assigned to Allgemeine Sparkasse Oberoesterreich BankAG
Country Code AT - code belongs to Austria
Location & Status WW - represents location, second digit 'W' means active code
Branch Code HA6 - indicates this is a branch office
Head Office GIBAATWW - primary office of Allgemeine Sparkasse Oberoesterreich BankAG, Austria


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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

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  • 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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