Swift Codes or BIC Codes for all the Banks in the world. You can find it here!
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Swift Code is a standard format of Bank Identifier Codes (BIC) and it is unique identification code for a particular bank. These codes are used when transferring money between banks, particularly for international wire transfers. Banks also used the codes for exchanging other messages between them.

The Swift code consists of 8 or 11 characters. When 8-digits code is given, it refers to the primary office. The code formatted as below;

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

The downside of international transfers with SWIFT

Banks use SWIFT for international transfers, but it's not the most efficient or cost-effective solution. When you receive or send a wire transfer internationally with your bank, you might get a bad exchange rate, and pay high hidden fees as a result. We recommend using TransferWise to get a great rate and low, transparent fee every time. Because of their innovative solution, TransferWise can be cheaper and faster than the bank, and just as safe.

Currently, there are over 40,000 “live” Swift codes. The "live" codes are for the partners who are actively connected to the Swift network. On top of that, there are more than 50,000 additional codes, which are used for manual transactions. These additional codes are for the passive participants.

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

Costa Rica Bank Swift Codes

Costa Rica Below are the SWIFT codes for all banks in Costa Rica. These SWIFT codes are only the active participants who are connected to SWIFT network. The passive participant’s codes are excluded from the list.


ID Bank or Institution City Branch Swift Code
1 BANCO BAC SAN JOSE SAN JOSE BSNJCRSJ
2 BANCO BCT S.A. SAN JOSE (FOREIGN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENT) CCIOCRSJBBI
3 BANCO BCT S.A. SAN JOSE CCIOCRSJ
4 BANCO CATHAY DE COSTA RICA, S.A. SAN JOSE KTAYCRSJ
5 BANCO CENTRAL DE COSTA RICA SAN JOSE BCCRCRSJ
6 BANCO CREDITO AGRICOLA DE CARTAGO SAN JOSE BCACCRSJ
7 BANCO DAVIVIENDA (COSTA RICA), S.A. SAN JOSE (TRADING ADM) BXBACRSJDP1
8 BANCO DAVIVIENDA (COSTA RICA), S.A. SAN JOSE (TRADING) BXBACRSJDPR
9 BANCO DAVIVIENDA (COSTA RICA), S.A. SAN JOSE BXBACRSJ
10 BANCO DE COSTA RICA SAN JOSE BCRICRSJ
11 BANCO GENERAL (COSTA RICA), S.A. SAN JOSE BAGECRSJ
12 BANCO IMPROSA, S.A. SAN JOSE BIMPCRSJ
13 BANCO LAFISE S.A. SAN JOSE BCCECRSJ
14 BANCO NACIONAL DE COSTA RICA SAN JOSE BNCRCRSJ
15 BANCO NACIONAL DE COSTA RICA SAN JOSE BNCRCRSJGCI
16 BANCO POPULAR Y DE DESARROLLO COMUNAL SAN JOSE BPDCCRSJ
17 BANCO PROMERICA SAN JOSE PRMKCRSJ
18 INSTITUTO COSTARRICENSE DE ELECTRICIDAD SAN JOSE ICELCRSJ
19 PRIVAL BANK (COSTA RICA) S.A. SAN PEDRO BDSOCRSJ
20 SCOTIABANK DE COSTA RICA SAN JOSE NOSCCRSJ
21 THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA (COSTA RICA) S.A. (FORMERLY BANCO CITIBANK DE COSTA RICA S.A.) SAN JOSE BACUCRSJ