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MERRILL LYNCH INTERNATIONAL, London - SWIFT/BIC Code

MERRILL LYNCH INTERNATIONAL, LONDON - SWIFT Code Information
SWIFT Code / BIC MLILGB2ADOC
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Bank / Institution MERRILL LYNCH INTERNATIONAL
Branch Name (ISDA DOCUMENTATION GROUP)
Address
City LONDON
Postcode
Country United Kingdom
Connection Active


MLILGB2ADOC - SWIFT Code Breakdown
SWIFT Code MLILGB2ADOC
Bank Code MLIL - code assigned to MERRILL LYNCH INTERNATIONAL
Country Code GB - code belongs to United Kingdom
Location & Status 2A - represents location, second digit 'A' means active code
Branch Code DOC - indicates this is a branch office
Head Office MLILGB2A - primary office of MERRILL LYNCH INTERNATIONAL, United Kingdom


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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.