Benin Bank Swift Code and BIC Code
|1||BANK OF AFRICA - BENIN||COTONOU||AFRIBJB1|
|2||BANK OF AFRICA - BENIN||COTONOU||AFRIBJBJ|
|3||BANQUE AFRICAINE POUR L'INDUSTR||COTONOU||AFICBJBJ|
|4||BANQUE ATLANTIQUE DU BENIN||COTONOU||ATBJBJBJ|
|5||BANQUE CENTRALE DES ETATS DE L'||COTONOU||BCAOBJBJ|
|6||BANQUE CENTRALE DES ETATS DE L'||PARAKOU||BCAOBJBJ|
|7||BANQUE INTERNATIONALE DU BENIN||COTONOU||BIBEBJBJ|
|8||BANQUE SAHELO-SAHARIENNE POUR L||COTONOU||BSAHBJBJ|
|10||CBAO GROUP ATTIJARIWAFABANK||COTONOU||CBAOBJBJ|
|11||CCEI BANK BENIN||COTONOU||CCEIBJBJ|
|12||CORIS BANK INTERNATIONAL BENIN||COTONOU||CORIBJBJ|
|13||DEPOSITAIRE CENTRAL-BANQUE DE R||COTONOU||DCRDBJB1|
|14||DIAMOND BANK BENIN SA||COTONOU||DBLNBJBJ|
|15||DIRECTION GENERALE DU TRESOR ET||COTONOU||DGTPBJBJ|
|18||SOCIETE GENERALE BENIN||COTONOU||SOGEBJBJ|
|19||UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA BENIN||COTONOU||COBBBJBJ|
What is Benin SWIFT Code?
SWIFT code is a standard format of Bank Identifier Codes (BIC) and serves as a unique identifier for a bank or financial institution.
These codes are used when transferring money between banks, particularly for international wire transfers. On top of that, the code is used to transmit messages between financial institutions and banks in the Benin.
The SWIFT code can be either 8 or 11 characters long and 8 digits code refers to the primary office. The format of SWIFT Code is as follows;
AAAA BJ CC DDD
- The first 4 characters ("AAAA") specify the bank. Only letters are allowed.
- The next 2 characters ("BJ") specify the country. It use the format of ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code.
- The next 2 characters ("CC") specify the location. Letters and digits are allowed. Passive participant will have "1" in the second character
- The last 3 characters ("DDD") specify the branch. This is an optional. A 'XXX' refer to primary office. Letters and digits are allowed.
Benin, officially the Republic of Benin and formerly known as Dahomey, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east, Burkina Faso to the north-west, and Niger to the north-east. The majority of its population lives on the small southern coastline of the Bight of Benin, part of the Gulf of Guinea in the northernmost tropical portion of the Atlantic Ocean. The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo, but the seat of government is in Cotonou, the country's largest city and economic capital. Benin covers an area of 114,763 square kilometres and its population in 2018 was estimated to be approximately 11.49 million. Benin is a tropical nation, highly dependent on agriculture, and is a large exporter of cotton and palm oil. Substantial employment and income arise from subsistence farming.