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Barclays Bank Bank SWIFT codes for United Kingdom

The SWIFT code for Barclays Bank is BARCGB22XXX. Please bear in mind that Barclays Bank uses different SWIFT codes for different branches or services. Kindly check with your recipient - or with the bank directly - to find out which one to use.

What’s the SWIFT code for Barclays Bank?

BARCLAYS BANK PLC SWIFT Code Information
SWIFT Code / BIC BARCGB22XXX
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Bank / Institution BARCLAYS BANK PLC
Branch Name (ALL U.K. OFFICES)
Address 1 CHURCHILL PLACE
City LONDON
Postcode E14 5HP
Country United Kingdom
Connection Active
Head Office SWIFT Code Information
SWIFT Code / BIC BPBLGB21XXX
Bank / Institution Head Office
Branch Name
Address
City
Postcode
Country United Kingdom
Connection Active
BARCLAYS BANK PLC WHOLESALE SWIFT Code Information
SWIFT Code / BIC BARCGB5GXXX
Bank / Institution BARCLAYS BANK PLC WHOLESALE
Branch Name GLOBAL TREASURY SETTLEMENT
Address 5 THE NORTH COLONNADE CANARY WHARF
City LONDON
Postcode E144PU
Country United Kingdom
Connection Active

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.