A bank swift code is an international standard for identifying banks and financial institutions across the world. The code consists of 8 or 11 characters, which are broken down into two sections: the country code and the bank identifier. For example, VOVBAT2BFEL is the swift code for VOLKSBANK VORARLBERG e. Gen. Austria+. Each country has its own unique set of codes, so it’s important to use the correct one when transferring money internationally.
|SWIFT Code / BIC||VOVBAT2BFEL|
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|Bank:||VOLKSBANK VORARLBERG e. Gen.|
VOVBAT2BFEL SWIFT Code Breakdown
|Bank Country Code||AT|
|Location & Status||2B|
What is A Bank Swift Code?
Swift codes or Bank Identifier Codes (BICs) are alphanumeric bank account identifiers used to identify banks internationally. Swift codes consist of 8 or 11 alphanumeric characters. The first 3-4 characters denote the type of bank (i.e., IBAN, BIC, SWIFT) and the last three characters identify the bank’s country code. Swift codes are most commonly used by banks for electronic fund transfers (EFT), electronic remittance orders (ERO), and direct debits (DDA).
- First 4 (four) characters – bank code (only letters)
- Second 2 characters – ISO 43896-1 Alpha-2 country code (only letters)
- Third 2 characters – location code, passive participant will have “1” in the second character (letters & digits)
- Last/fourth 3 characters – Branch code, optional – ‘XXX’ for primary office (letters and digits). For example: FEL.
VOLKSBANK VORARLBERG e. Gen. Feldkirch SWIFT/BIC Code
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