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BANQUE CENTRALE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE DE L'OUEST, Sikasso - SWIFT/BIC Code

BANQUE CENTRALE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE DE L'OUEST, SIKASSO - SWIFT Code Information
SWIFT Code / BIC BCAOMLBASIK
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Bank / Institution BANQUE CENTRALE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE DE L'OUEST
Branch Name (SIKASSO BRANCH)
Address
City SIKASSO
Postcode
Country Mali
Connection Active


BCAOMLBASIK - SWIFT Code Breakdown
SWIFT Code BCAOMLBASIK
Bank Code BCAO - code assigned to BANQUE CENTRALE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE DE L'OUEST
Country Code ML - code belongs to Mali
Location & Status BA - represents location, second digit 'A' means active code
Branch Code SIK - indicates this is a branch office
Head Office BCAOMLBA - primary office of BANQUE CENTRALE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE DE L'OUEST, Mali


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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.