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ROYAL BANK OF CANADA, Vancouver - SWIFT/BIC Code

ROYAL BANK OF CANADA, VANCOUVER - SWIFT Code Information
SWIFT Code / BIC ROYCCAT2VIC
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Bank / Institution ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
Branch Name
Address INTERNATIONAL TRADE CENTRE, 1055 WEST GEORGIA STREET
City VANCOUVER
Postcode V6E 3P3
Country Canada
Connection Active


ROYCCAT2VIC - SWIFT Code Breakdown
SWIFT Code ROYCCAT2VIC
Bank Code ROYC - code assigned to ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
Country Code CA - code belongs to Canada
Location & Status T2 - represents location, second digit '2' means active code
Branch Code VIC - indicates this is a branch office
Head Office ROYCCAT2 - primary office of ROYAL BANK OF CANADA, Canada


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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.