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SANTANDER UK PLC, London - SWIFT/BIC Code

SANTANDER UK PLC, LONDON - SWIFT Code Information
SWIFT Code / BIC ABBYGB3E
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Bank / Institution SANTANDER UK PLC
Branch Name
Address CHAPS AND INTERNATIONAL PAYMENTS, FLOOR PRS-LG, 21 PRESCOT STREET
City LONDON
Postcode E1 8AD
Country United Kingdom
Connection Active


ABBYGB3E - SWIFT Code Breakdown
SWIFT Code ABBYGB3E or ABBYGB3EXXX
Bank Code ABBY - code assigned to SANTANDER UK PLC
Country Code GB - code belongs to United Kingdom
Location & Status 3E - represents location, second digit 'E' means active code
Branch Code XXX or not assigned, indicating this is a head office


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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.