A SWIFT code (or BIC code) is a unique code that identifies financial and non-financial institutions and is mainly used for international wire transfers between banks.

In this page you will find detailed information about the swift code DTKEKENAXXX of DIAMOND TRUST BANK KENYA LIMITED for the branch named: (HEAD OFFICE).

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SWIFT codes are used to identify banks and financial institutions worldwide. They are used by the swift network to transmit wire transfers (money transactions) and messages between them. For international wire transfers, swift codes are always required in order to make transactions secure and fast.

These codes were initially introduced by the SWIFT organization as swift codes but were later standardized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as BIC meaning Business Identifier Codes. Most people think B.I.C. stands for Bank Identifier Codes (bank instead of business) but that is incorrect since non-financial institutions can also join the swift network.

A BIC code can be seen by many different names, like SWIFT code (most common), SWIFT ID, SWIFT-BIC, SWIFT address, BEI (that comes from Business Entity Identifier), or even ISO 9362, which is the standard format that has been approved by the ISO organization. The acronym SWIFT stands for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication.

Swift codes are broken down into sections, in the same way telephone numbers are broken into sections, and every section reveals some information about the institution that was assigned this code. They consist of eight or eleven characters. Whenever an eight-character code is used, then it is referring to the headquarters (main office) of the institution.Here is how an 11-character code is broken down and what each section of characters represents. Lets take thisimaginary 11-character swift code:AAAABBCCDDD

It can be broken down to these sections:AAAA BB CC – DDD

Section 1(the first 4-characters AAAA): This code is used to identify the institutions global presence (all branches and all divisions around the world). For example, CHAS is used for JPMORGAN CHASE BANK

Section 2(5th and 6th characters BB): This two-letter code represents the country of this particular institutions branch and follows the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 standard for representing country codes. For example, US for UNITED STATES, GB for UNITED KINGDOM, CA for CANADA, etc.

Section 3(7th and 8th characters CC): These characters represent a location code (e.g. FF is the code for Frankfurt, KK is the code for Copenhagen, etc.) and also the second character (8th in the B.I.C.) sometimes carries this information:

If it is equal to 0, then it typically is a BIC assigned for testing purposes (as opposed to a BIC used on the live network).

If it is equal to 1, then it denotes a passive participant in the SWIFT network.

If it is equal to 2, then it typically denotes a reverse billing BIC, meaning that the recipient of the message has to pay for the message.

Section 4(9th to 11th characters DDD): These final three characters form a branch code that refers to the particular branch of the institution. If this section is omitted, then we have an 8-character swift code that is assumed to refer to the HEAD OFFICE of the institution. Also, a typical naming convention is that in the case we are referring to the main offices of an institution, this branch code is XXX.

Bank of America swift code: Bank of AmericaBOFAUS3NXXX(or simply:BOFAUS3N)

Chase swift code: JP Morgan ChaseCHASUS33XXX(or simply:CHASUS33)

HSBC swift code: HSBC Bank PLCMIDLGB22XXX(or simplyMIDLGB22)

Try ouronline SWIFT/BIC lookuptool to locate any of the thousands active or passive swift codes. Our primary focus is to provide you with the most accurate and up to date database of financial institutions all over the world. You can search for an institutions detailed data by entity name, BIC, or even specific keywords that narrow the search results even more. You can also browse for swift codes by clicking on thelist of countriesand then choosing the institutions name from the alphabetical list.

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