Swift Code / BIC (Bank Identifier Code) Details for BKNZNZ22500

BKNZNZ22500 is the swift code for (BRANCH) Branch of BANK OF NEW ZEALAND Bank in WELLINGTON New Zealand. The Branch Code for this swift code is 500. 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 BANK OF NEW ZEALAND (BRANCH) is also BKNZNZ22500 .

Swift Code / BIC (Bank Identifier Code)
Bank BANK OF NEW ZEALAND
Branch (BRANCH)
City WELLINGTON
Country New Zealand New Zealand
Branch Code 500
Address 38 WILLIS STREET 6011 WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND
Postal Code 6011
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 BKNZNZ22500

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:

BKNZ NZ 22 500
  • 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 BKNZ.
  • 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 NZ. The country corresponding to this country code is New Zealand.
  • 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 22.
  • 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 500.

4 Letter Bank Code 2 Letter Country Code 2 Letter Location Code 3 Letter Branch Code
BKNZ NZ 22 500