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Detailed information about SWIFT code PUBABDDH221
Postcode 9201
Country Bangladesh
Connection Active
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PUBABDDH221 - SWIFT Code Breakdown

Bank Code
PUBA - code assigned to PUBALI BANK PLC
Country Code
BD - code belongs to Bangladesh
Location & Status
DH - represents location, second digit 'H' means active code
Branch Code
221 - indicates this is a branch office

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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:


  • 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)
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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a SWIFT code?

A SWIFT code is a unique identifier for a bank or financial institution. SWIFT codes are also known as BIC codes, which stands for "Business Identifier Code".

SWIFT codes are used to move money around the world via international bank transfers. For instance, if you want to send money to PUBALI BANK PLC, you would need the SWIFT code PUBABDDH221, plus the recipient's IBAN number.

Are there other SWIFT codes for PUBALI BANK PLC?

Often one financial institution will have several SWIFT codes representing different branches. Always double-check with the recipient before sending money that you have the right SWIFT code, as financial institutions may have several different SWIFT codes that differ by just a few letters or numbers.

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