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UBS SWITZERLAND AG, Aarau - SWIFT/BIC Code

UBS SWITZERLAND AG, AARAU - SWIFT Code Information
SWIFT Code / BIC UBSWCHZH50A
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Bank / Institution UBS SWITZERLAND AG
Branch Name
Address
City AARAU
Postcode
Country Switzerland
Connection Active


UBSWCHZH50A - SWIFT Code Breakdown
SWIFT Code UBSWCHZH50A
Bank Code UBSW - code assigned to UBS SWITZERLAND AG
Country Code CH - code belongs to Switzerland
Location & Status ZH - represents location, second digit 'H' means active code
Branch Code 50A - indicates this is a branch office
Head Office UBSWCHZH - primary office of UBS SWITZERLAND AG, Switzerland


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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.