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Costa Rica Bank SWIFT Codes

Costa The table below are the list of Swift Codes for all banks and institutions in Costa Rica. Click on the Swift Code to find out the bank or institution details, address & maps.

Bank or Institution City Branch SWIFT Code
BAC SAN JOSE SA SAN JOSE BSNJCRSJ
BANCO BCT S.A. SAN JOSE FOREIGN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENT CCIOCRSJBBI
BANCO BCT S.A. SAN JOSE CCIOCRSJ
BANCO CATHAY DE COSTA RICA S.A. SAN JOSE KTAYCRSJ
BANCO CENTRAL DE COSTA RICA SAN JOSE BCCRCRSJ
BANCO CITIBANK DE COSTA RICA S.A. SAN JOSE BACUCRSJ
BANCO CREDITO AGRICOLA DE CARTAGO CARTAGO BCACCRS1
BANCO DE COSTA RICA SAN JOSE BCRICRSJ
BANCO DEL ISTMO (COSTA RICA) S.A. SAN JOSE COSTA RICA BALYCRS1
BANCO GENERAL (COSTA RICA) S.A. SAN JOSE COSTA RICA BAGECRSJ
BANCO HSBC (COSTA RICA) S.A. SAN JOSE COSTA RICA BXBACRSJ
BANCO IMPROSA S.A. SAN JOSE BIMPCRSJ
BANCO INTERNACIONAL DE EXPORTACION S.A. SAN JOSE BAIECRS1
BANCO LAFISE S.A. SAN JOSE BCCECRSJ
BANCO NACIONAL DE COSTA RICA SAN JOSE BNCRCRSJ
BANCO PROMERICA SAN JOSE PRMKCRSJ
BCT VALORES PUESTO DE BOLSA SA SAN JOSE BVPBCRS1
CENTRAL DE VALORES S.A. (CEVAL) SAN JOSE CEVAL CEVCCRS1
COMPANIA FINANCIERA DE LONDRES LTDA. SAN JOSE FILOCRS1
CORPORACION FRANCO-AMERICANA DE FINANZAS(COSTA RICA) S.A. SAN JOSE COSTA RICA FAFCCRS1
SCOTIABANK DE COSTA RICA S.A. SAN JOSE NOSCCRSJ

What are SWIFT and BIC codes?

A SWIFT CODE is an international bank code that identifies particular banks worldwide. It’s also known as a Bank Identifier Code (BIC). This standard approved by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). BIC stands for Business Identifier Codes.

The codes are widely used when transferring money between banks, particularly for international wire transfers or telegraphic transfer. Other uses include to transmit messages between financial institutions and banks.

The Swift code can be either 8 or 11 characters long, and 8 digits code refers to the primary office. The code consists of 4 separate section, and the format arrange in the following manner;

AAAA BB CC XXX

  • First 4 characters - bank code (only letters)
  • Next 2 characters - ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code (only letters)
  • Next 2 characters - location code (letters and digits) (passive participant will have "1" in the second character)
  • Last 3 characters - branch code, optional ('XXX' for primary office) (letters and digits)

There are 2 types of Swift Codes, namely Live & Passive Codes. The Live Codes are for institutions who are actively connected to the Swift Network while Passive Codes are used for manual transactions.

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 trademarks of S.W.I.F.T. SCRL with a registered address at Avenue Adèle 1, B-1310 La Hulpe, Belgium.

SWIFT is the registered trademarks of S.W.I.F.T. SCRL with a registered address at Avenue Adèle 1, B-1310 La Hulpe, Belgium.

Swift Code or BIC code are part of ISO 9362 standards. It is a standard format of Business Identifier Codes (“BIC”). BIC sometimes also refers to “Bank Identifier Code”.

Swift Code or BIC Code is a unique code to identify financial and non-financial institutions. These codes are mostly used when transferring money between banks, especially for international wire transfers or telegraphic transfer (“TT”). The codes are also used in exchanging messages between banks.

For individual users, SWIFT Code normally used to transmit money across the international border.