- SWIFT Code HSBCGB2L
- Bank THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION LIMITED
- Address 8 CANADA SQUARE
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|Bank Name||THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION LIMITED|
|Address||8 CANADA SQUARE|
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HSBCGB2L - SWIFT Code Breakdown
- SWIFT Code
- HSBCGB2L or HSBCGB2LXXX
- Bank Code
- HSBC - code assigned to THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION LIMITED
- Country Code
- GB - code belongs to United Kingdom
- Location & Status
- 2L - represents location, second digit 'L' means active code
- Branch Code
- XXX or not assigned, indicating this is a head office
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THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION LIMITED, LONDON Maps and Direction
8 Canada Square
E14 5HQ, United Kingdom
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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What is a SWIFT code?
A SWIFT code is a unique identifier for a bank or financial institution. SWIFT codes are also known as BIC codes, which stands for "Business Identifier Code".
SWIFT codes are used to move money around the world via international bank transfers. For instance, if you want to send money to THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION LIMITED, you would need the SWIFT code HSBCGB2L, plus the recipient's IBAN number.
Are there other SWIFT codes for THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION LIMITED?
Often one financial institution will have several SWIFT codes representing different branches. Always double-check with the recipient before sending money that you have the right SWIFT code, as financial institutions may have several different SWIFT codes that differ by just a few letters or numbers.
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