Swift Code / BIC (Bank Identifier Code) Details for PARBGBL1 and PARBGBL1XXX

PARBGBL1 is the swift code for Primary Office of BNP PARIBAS SECURITIES SERVICES, UNITED KINGDOM Bank in LONDON United Kingdom. Since this swift code belongs to a primary office of the bank, it can have an optional branch code "XXX". 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 BNP PARIBAS SECURITIES SERVICES, UNITED KINGDOM is also PARBGBL1 or PARBGBL1XXX.

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 XXX at the end.
Bank BNP PARIBAS SECURITIES SERVICES, UNITED KINGDOM
Branch Primary Office
City LONDON
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Code XXX (Optional)
Address 10 HAREWOOD AVENUE LONDON NW1 6AA UNITED KINGDOM
Postal Code NW1 6AA
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 PARBGBL1 and PARBGBL1XXX

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:

PARB GB L1 XXX
  • 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 PARB.
  • 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 GB. The country corresponding to this country code is United Kingdom.
  • 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 L1.
  • 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 XXX.

4 Letter Bank Code 2 Letter Country Code 2 Letter Location Code 3 Letter Branch Code
PARB GB L1 XXX