To complete your wire transfer, we need the bank identification code (BIC) (also commonly known as SWIFT code) that your Recipient's bank uses to receive wire transfers. (Note: If the Recipient's bank can't receive wires from us directly, you'll need to provide the intermediary bank information for your Recipient.)
If you don't know the BIC/SWIFT, contact your Recipient's bank directly for the code. You can also look up the code online.
We accept two kinds of bank identifiers:
- The ISO 9362 BIC/SWIFT code is an 11-digit alphanumeric code used for international money transfers. SWIFT, the organization that handles registration of these codes, provides an online lookup service: http://www.swift.com/bsl/.
- The American Banking Association (ABA) routing number is a 9-digit numeric code used to identify financial institutions in the United States. You can look up ABA routing numbers used for wires on the Federal Reserve Financial Services lookup site: www.fedwiredirectory.frb.org/search.cfm.