Zenith Bank Swift Code ~ Lagos & Abuja Offices


You need zenith bank swift code if you are planning to use the account for transaction outside Nigeria or in foreign currencies.

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.

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.

Zenith Bank Swift Code

No.BranchSwift Code
1.)Lagos Head OfficeZEIBNGLA
2.)Abuja OfficeZEIBNGLA013

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 (at least 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.

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.

Nigerian Banks Swift Codes


Banks in Nigeria

Swift Codes

1.Central Bank of NigeriaCBNINGLA
3.Diamond Bank PLCDBLNNGLA
4.Fidelity Bank PLCFIDTNGLA
5.First City Monument Bank PLC (FCMB)FCMBNGLA
6.First Bank Nigeria LimitedFBNINGLA
7.Guaranty Trust Bank PLCGTBINGLA
8.Skye Bank Swift CodePRDTNGLA
9.Union Bank of Nigeria PLCUBNINGLA
10.United Bank of Africa (UBA)UNAFNGLA
11.Citibank Nigeria LimitedCITINGLA
12.Ecobank Nigeria PLCECOCNGLA
13.Heritage Bank LimitedHBCLNGLA
14.Keystone Bank LimitedPLNINGLA
16.Standard Chartered Bank LimitedSCBLNGLA
17.Sterling Bank PLCNAMENGLA
20.Suntrust Bank Nigeria LimitedSUTGNGLA
21.Providus Bank PLC 
22.Coronation Merchant BankADHLNGLA
23.Fbn Merchant BankKDHLNGLA
24.Fsdh Merchant BankFSDHNGLA
25.Rand Merchant BankFIRNNGLA
26.Jaiz Bank LimitedJAIZNGLA

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This article was most recently revised and updated on May 7, 2021