BankVal International SWIFT Lookup web service uses the latest official SWIFT code directory to check that a given SWIFT code is valid and in use.
This powerful functionality can be easily accessed from within your own systems.
Coupled with IBAN Checker, this service ensures the success of cross border payments and SWIFT transactions.
Checking only the format of a SWIFT Code is no guarantee of validity.
The only way to be sure that a SWIFT code is correct is to check against the latest official SWIFT directory. Uniquely, BankVal International does just this.
S.W.I.F.T (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications) is the designated registered authority for the assignment and publication of BICs and the BIC directory.
Banks use the SWIFT communications system to send and receive messages worldwide.
A BIC (Bank Identifier Code) is a unique code which identifies all banks on the SWIFT network.