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Costa Rica Bank SWIFT Codes

Costa Rica Below are the SWIFT codes for all banks in Costa Rica. Only codes which are actively connected to the SWIFT network are shown. All passive (i.e. inactive) codes are excluded from the list.


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


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.