BANK OF CHINA JOHANNESBURG BRANCH, JOHANNESBURG - SWIFT/BIC Code

BANK OF CHINA JOHANNESBURG BRANCH, JOHANNESBURG - SWIFT Code Information

SWIFT Code / BIC
BKCHZAJJ
Bank / Institution
BANK OF CHINA JOHANNESBURG BRANCH
Address
SOUTH TOWER SANDTON SQUARE, FLOOR 4, CNR 5TH STREET AND MAUDE STREET, SANDOWN SANDTON
City
JOHANNESBURG
Postcode
2146
Country
South Africa
Connection
Active
BKCHZAJJ - SWIFT Code Breakdown
SWIFT Code
BKCHZAJJ or BKCHZAJJXXX
Bank Code
BKCH - code assigned to BANK OF CHINA JOHANNESBURG BRANCH
Country Code
ZA - code belongs to South Africa
Location & Status
JJ - represents location, second digit means active code
Branch Code
XXX or not assigned, indicating this is a head office

What is a SWIFT Code BKCHZAJJ?

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)

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.

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