Swift Code / BIC (Bank Identifier Code) Details for CBKEKENX and CBKEKENX***

CBKEKENX is the swift code for Primary Office of CENTRAL BANK OF KENYA Bank in NAIROBI Kenya. Since this swift code belongs to a primary office of the bank, it can have an optional branch code "***". This swift code belongs to a financial institution.

Swift Code is also known as SWIFT-BIC, BIC (Bank Identifier Code), or SWIFT ID. Bank Identifier Code or BIC for CENTRAL BANK OF KENYA is also CBKEKENX or CBKEKENX***.

Swift Code / BIC (Bank Identifier Code) Swift Code for primary office is generally formatted as 8 characters.
Swift Code for primary office can have optional *** at the end.
Bank CENTRAL BANK OF KENYA
Branch Primary Office
City NAIROBI
Country Kenya Kenya
Branch Code *** (Optional)
Address HAILE SELASSIE AVENUE NAIROBI KENYA
Postal Code -
Type of institution Financial Institution

What is a SWIFT Code / BIC (Bank Identifier Code)

Swift Code is a unique identification code for a particular bank. It is a standard format for Business Identifier Codes (BICs, previously known as Bank Identifier Codes). It is technically used to identify banks and financial institutions globally distinctively - it says who and where they are. People use these codes to transfer money within banks for international wire transfers (the reason you're probably here looking up for info). SWIFT codes and BIC codes are same and the terms are interchangeable.


Parts of Swift Code CBKEKENX and CBKEKENX***

Swift codes are usually formed of 8 (or) 11 characters. You can understand that a swift code or BIC refers to a primary office when it's formatted in an 8-digit code. The codes are arranged in the following manner:

CBKE KE NX ***
  • Bank Code (A-Z) - 4 letter code. The first four letters indicate the shortened version of a bank's name. The Bank Code for this is CBKE.
  • Country Code (A-Z) - 2 letter code. The second two letters say the name of the country in which the bank is located. The Country Code for this is KE. The country corresponding to this country code is Kenya.
  • Location Code (0-9) (A-Z) - A 2 digit code that could be either two letters or numbers. It says where the bank's head office is located. The Location Code for this is NX.
  • Branch Code - This is an optional 3-digit code. It states a particular branch instead of the bank's head office. The Branch Code for this is ***.

4 Letter Bank Code 2 Letter Country Code 2 Letter Location Code 3 Letter Branch Code
CBKE KE NX ***