Swift code is a unique identifier assigned to financial institutions around the world. This code is often needed to send and receive money outside your country or in foreign currencies. You need zenith bank swift code if you are planning to use the account for transaction outside Nigeria or in foreign currencies.
Most people still refer to it as swift code but it has since been standardized as BIC (Bank Identifier Code).
This code was introduced by an organization called SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication). It is a congregation that has almost all the banks in world has its member.
Also Read: Gtbank Sort Code.
Zenith Bank Swift Code Explained.
Unlike sort codes, only the headquarters of a bank are assigned swift codes. Although, there are claims that each branches of a branch have their own bic codes but i find that to be irrelevant.
However, whether relevant or not, they are useless. Why? Well we all know that swift codes are used for international transaction and only the headquarters BIC are used in most cases.
Most banks in Nigeria has only one known (atleast to the customers) swift codes while couple others including zenith bank has for both Lagos and Abuja head offices. Even as such, the main headquarter (Lagos) swift code is often used.
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Zenith swift code is 8 characters for the main headquarter and 11 characters for Abuja head office. Below is the break down of the code.
- The first 4 digit (ZEIB) is zenith bank unique code.
- Followed by 2 digit (NG) which represent the country (Nigeria).
- Then the next 2 digit (LA) represents the head office location (Lagos).
Which was how ZEIBNGLA is the swift code of zenith bank plc Lagos, Nigeria.
The Abuja branch however has an extension of 3 digit (013). Meaning Zenith Abuja BIC code is ZEIBNGLA013.
Other Nigerian Banks Swift Codes.
The explanation of the 8 digits in the BIC code remain the same.
Banks in Nigeria
|1.||Central Bank of Nigeria||CBNINGLA|
|2.||Access Bank PLC||ABNGNGLA|
|3.||Diamond Bank PLC||DBLNNGLA|
|4.||Fidelity Bank PLC||FIDTNGLA|
|5.||First City Monument Bank PLC (FCMB)||FCMBNGLA|
|6.||First Bank Nigeria Limited||FBNINGLA|
|7.||Guaranty Trust Bank PLC||GTBINGLA|
|8.||Skye Bank Swift Code||PRDTNGLA|
|9.||Union Bank of Nigeria PLC||UBNINGLA|
|10.||United Bank of Africa (UBA)||UNAFNGLA|
|11.||Citibank Nigeria Limited||CITINGLA|
|12.||Ecobank Nigeria PLC||ECOCNGLA|
|13.||Heritage Bank Limited||HBCLNGLA|
|14.||Keystone Bank Limited||PLNINGLA|
|15.||Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC||SBICNGLA|
|16.||Standard Chartered Bank Limited||SCBLNGLA|
|17.||Sterling Bank PLC||NAMENGLA|
|18.||Unity Bank PLC||ICITNGLA|
|19.||Wema Bank PLC||WEMANGLA|
|20.||Suntrust Bank Nigeria Limited||SUTGNGLA|
|21.||Providus Bank PLC|
|22.||Coronation Merchant Bank||ADHLNGLA|
|23.||Fbn Merchant Bank||KDHLNGLA|
|24.||Fsdh Merchant Bank||FSDHNGLA|
|25.||Rand Merchant Bank||FIRNNGLA|
|26.||Jaiz Bank Limited||JAIZNGLA|
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