CENTRAL BANK OF CYPRUS, NICOSIA (LEFKOSIA) - SWIFT/BIC Code

CENTRAL BANK OF CYPRUS, NICOSIA (LEFKOSIA) - SWIFT Code Information

SWIFT Code / BIC
CBCYCY2NFBU
Bank / Institution
CENTRAL BANK OF CYPRUS
Address
City
NICOSIA (LEFKOSIA)
Postcode
Country
Cyprus
Connection
Active
CBCYCY2NFBU - SWIFT Code Breakdown
SWIFT Code
CBCYCY2N or CBCYCY2NFBU
Bank Code
CBCY - code assigned to CENTRAL BANK OF CYPRUS
Country Code
CY - code belongs to Cyprus
Location & Status
2N - represents location, second digit means active code
Branch Code
FBU or not assigned, indicating this is a head office
Head Office
CBCYCY2N - primary office of CENTRAL BANK OF CYPRUS, Cyprus

What is a SWIFT Code CBCYCY2NFBU?

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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