If you ever have to wire money from one bank to another specifically in regard to international transactions, you need to now about bank swift codes.
A SWIFT code or Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication code is used to uniquely identify a specific bank during international transaction. These codes are provided by International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for each bank in the world.
Here are swift codes for Banks in Uganda located in Kampala city.
|Bank name||Swift (BIC) code|
|Bank of Africa||AFRIUGKA|
|Bank of Baroda (Uganda) Ltd||BARBUGKA|
|Bank of India||BKIDUGKA|
|Barclays Bank Uganda||BARCUGKX|
|Cairo International Bank||CAIEUGKA|
|Centenary Bank Ltd||CERBUGKA|
|Citibank Uganda Ltd||CITIUGKA|
|Diamond Trust Bank||DTKEUGKA|
|Housing Finance Bank||HFINUGKA|
|KCB Bank Uganda||KCBLUGKA|
|Stanbic Bank Uganda||SBICUGKX|
|Standard Chartered Bank||SCBLUGKA|
|United Bank for Africa (UBA)||UNAFUGKA|
|FINANCE TRUST BANK LTD||FTBLUGKA|
|NC BANK UGANDA LIMITED||NINCUGKA|
What makes up a bank’s Swift code
If you really want to dig deeper under the hood, what makes up Swift codes actually isn’t rocket science. The first 4 digits designate the bank code, the next 2 digits the country code while the following digits show the location code or the branch code.
Lets take an example of DTKEUGKA, Diamond Trust Bank’s swift code. The bank is located in Kampala Uganda.
- “DTKE” is the bank’s code.
- “UG” is Uganda’s country code
- “KA” is Kampala’s code.
So it’s that simple.