What is SWIFT Code?

The SWIFT Code (also known as ISO 9362) is used mostly when transfering funds from one financial institution to another. SWIFT stands for The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, which is the organization that handles the registration of these codes. It is a standard format of Business Identifier Codes (BIC) approved by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

The SWIFT code is made up of either 8 or 11 letters.

A real world example - Citi Group Private Bank - CITIUS33PBG

  • First 4 letters: bank code
  • Next 2 letters: ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code
  • Next 2 letters or digits: location code
  • Last 3 letters or digits: branch code, optional ('XXX' for primary office)

An 8-digit code can be assumed as referencing to primary office.

There are over 8,000 “live” codes, which are for the partners who are actively connected to the SWIFT network. In addition, there are more than 10,000 additional codes, which are used for manual transactions.

SWIFT Code for Banks in Japan

Bank NameLocal NameBranchSWIFT Code
みずほ銀行
みずほ銀行TokyoMHBKJPJT
三菱東京UFJ銀行
三菱東京UFJ銀行TokyoBOTKJPJT
三井住友銀行
三井住友銀行TokyoSMBCJPJT
りそな銀行
りそな銀行TokyoDIWAJPJT
みずほコーポレート銀行
みずほコーポレート銀行TokyoMHCBJPJT
埼玉りそな銀行
埼玉りそな銀行UrawaSAIBJPJT
ジャパンネット銀行
ジャパンネット銀行Tokyo
セブン銀行
セブン銀行Tokyo
ソニー銀行
ソニー銀行TokyoSNYBJPJT
楽天銀行
楽天銀行TokyoRAKTJPJT
住信SBIネット銀行
住信SBIネット銀行TokyoNTSSJPJT
じぶん銀行
じぶん銀行TokyoJICRJPJ1
イオン銀行
イオン銀行Tokyo
大和ネクスト銀行
大和ネクスト銀行TokyoDNEXJPJT
北海道銀行
北海道銀行SapporoHKDBJPJT

SWIFT Code by Country

Find the SWIFT codes for the banks in these countries.