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UNITED OVERSEAS BANK LTD, Bandar Seri Begawan - SWIFT/BIC Code

UNITED OVERSEAS BANK LTD, BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - SWIFT Code Information
SWIFT Code / BIC UOVBBNBBCMS
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Bank / Institution UNITED OVERSEAS BANK LTD
Branch Name (TRANSACTION BANKING)
Address RBA PLAZA, UNIT G5, JALAN SULTAN
City BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Postcode BS 8811
Country Brunei
Connection Active


UOVBBNBBCMS - SWIFT Code Breakdown
SWIFT Code UOVBBNBBCMS
Bank Code UOVB - code assigned to UNITED OVERSEAS BANK LTD
Country Code BN - code belongs to Brunei
Location & Status BB - represents location, second digit 'B' means active code
Branch Code CMS - indicates this is a branch office
Head Office UOVBBNBB - primary office of UNITED OVERSEAS BANK LTD, Brunei


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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

  • 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.