Nigeria Bank SWIFT Codes | All Nigerian bank BIC (SWIFT) Codes

All Nigeria Bank SWIFT codes

In this post, we have compiled the full list of all Nigeria bank SWIFT Codes. The bank SWIFT Code or BIC code is a code that is used in all international bank transactions.

For you to send money to Nigeria from overseas, you will be required to provide the SWIFT code of the bank you are sending the money to. This is also the same case if you are to send money abroad from Nigeria. This article is to serve as a guide for you to choose the right Nigerian Bank SWIFT in order not to encounter hindrances in your transactions.

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What is A Bank SWIFT Code?

SWIFT code is a unique number assigned to every bank in the World by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication [SWIFT]. So the name SWIFT code was given after the original organization that came up with the codes.

Migration and Technology have reduced world size remarkably. Families, businesses, colleagues and associates are split across different borders and continents of the world but may need to send money across to one another.

In order to carry out such international bank transaction, you will use the SWIFT code of the bank to which you are sending the fund.

SWIFT came up with these unique code numbers to make it easy for both individuals and financial institutions to carry out international transactions in an orderly manner and with relative ease.

Is Nigeria Bank BIC code Different From SWIFT Code?

NO. Bank SWIFT code is the same thing as Bank BIC code. After the original name SWIFT Code which came from the organisation that invented it, it was later standardized as Bank Identifier Code [BIC].

The names can be used interchangeably. Therefore, Nigeria Bank SWIFT codes are exactly the same as the Nigerian Bank BIC codes.

What Does A Bank SWIFT Code Look Like?

Nigerian Bank Swift Code is usually between eight and 11 characters. These characters are unique to each bank branch or financial institution.

Nigerian bank swift code is eight characters for all head offices while 11 characters are for other branches across the country. The bank SWIFT is formed as shown below;

First 4 characters are the bank’s code.

The next two characters signify the country code ( where Nigeria’s code is NG).

The subsequent two characters that follow represent the location. Example LA for Lagos if the bank is located in Lagos.

The Last three characters that make it 11 represents the branch of the bank. This only applies if you are not using the head office.

All Nigeria Bank SWIFT codes

Example: The Central Bank of Nigeria Swift Code is CBNINGLA, where CBNI is the bank code, NG is the country code and LA stands for the location code which is Lagos thus the name – CBNI-NG-LA.

List of All Nigeria Bank SWIFT Codes or Nigerian Bank BIC code

Every bank branch in Nigeria has its own unique SWIFT at least at every state level. However, in making transactions, the bank SWIFT Codes for the head office of the bank is all that is usually required. The head offices of Nigerian banks are located in Lagos.

Therefore, in this, article, we are going to list the bank SWIFT codes for head offices.  You can refer to our other articles about specific Nigeria bank SWIFT codes for the branch BIC codes.

Serial Number Bank Name        SWIFT CODE                                              
1 Central Bank of Nigeria SWIFT Code CBNINGLA
2 Access Bank PLC Swift Code ABNGNGLA
3 Citibank Nigeria Limited Swift Code CITINGLA
4 Diamond Bank PLC Swift Code DBLNNGLA
5 Ecobank Nigeria PLC Swift Code ECOCNGLA
6 Fidelity Bank PLC Swift Code FIDTNGLA
7 FCMB Swift Code FCMBNGLA
8 First Bank Nigeria Limited Swift Code FBNINGLA
9 GTB Swift Code GTBINGLA
10 Heritage Bank Limited Swift Code HBCLNGLA
11 Jaiz Bank Limited Swift Code JAIZNGLA
12 Keystone Bank Limited Swift Code PLNINGLA
13 Polaris Bank PLS (Skye Bank Swift Code) PRDTNGLA
14 Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC Swift Code SBICNGLX
15 Sterling Bank PLC Swift Code NAMENGLA
16 Standard Chartered Bank Limited Swift Code
SCBLNGLA
17 Suntrust Bank Nigeria Limited Swift Code SUTGNGLA
18 United Bank of Africa Swift Code UNAFNGLA
19 Union Bank of Nigeria PLC Swift Code UBNINGLA
20 Unity Bank PLC Swift Code ICITNGLA
21 Wema Bank PLC Swift Code WEMANGLA
22 Zenith Bank Swift Code ZEIBNGLA
23 Coronation Merchant Bank Swift Code ADHLNGLA
24 FBN Merchant Bank Swift Code KDHLNGLA
25 FSDH Merchant Bank Swift Code FSDHNGLA
26 Rand Merchant Bank Swift Code FIRNNGLA
27 BANK OF INDUSTRY FINANCIAL DEPARTMENT SWIFT Code BOIYNGLA
28 ASSET MANAGEMENT CORPORATION OF NIGERIA SWIFT Code AMNGNGLA
29 AFRICAN EXPORT-IMPORT BANK swift Code AFXMNGLA
30

CENTRAL SECURITIES CLEARING SYSTEM SWIFT Code

CSCYNGLA
31 NIGERIAN EXPORT-IMPORT BANK SWIFT code NEXMNGLA
32 ZENITH PENSIONS CUSTODIAN LIMITED SWIT code ZEPCNGLA
33 PROVIDUS BANK PLC SWIFT Code UMPLNGLA
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While we have tried to get you the full list of all Nigeria bank SWIFT codes. However, if you know we missed any, you can use the comment box below to let us know.

 

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