Samoa Bank Swift Code and BIC Code
|1||ANZ BANK (SAMOA) LTD||APIA||ANZBWSWW|
|2||BANK SOUTH PACIFIC (SAMOA) LIMI||APIA||BOSPWSWS|
|3||BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (SAMOA||APIA||BATSWSA1|
|4||CENTRAL BANK OF SAMOA||APIA||CBSAWSWS|
|5||INDEPENDENT INVESTMENT BANK LTD||APIA||ININWSW1|
|6||INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS BANK COR||APIA||IBBIWSW1|
|7||NATIONAL BANK OF SAMOA LIMITED||APIA||NBSLWSWS|
|8||SAMOA COMMERCIAL BANK LIMITED||APIA||SCOBWSWS|
What is Samoa SWIFT Code?
SWIFT code is a standard format of Bank Identifier Codes (BIC) and serves as a unique identifier for a bank or financial institution.
These codes are used when transferring money between banks, particularly for international wire transfers. On top of that, the code is used to transmit messages between financial institutions and banks in the Samoa.
The SWIFT code can be either 8 or 11 characters long and 8 digits code refers to the primary office. The format of SWIFT Code is as follows;
AAAA WS CC DDD
- The first 4 characters ("AAAA") specify the bank. Only letters are allowed.
- The next 2 characters ("WS") specify the country. It use the format of ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code.
- The next 2 characters ("CC") specify the location. Letters and digits are allowed. Passive participant will have "1" in the second character
- The last 3 characters ("DDD") specify the branch. This is an optional. A 'XXX' refer to primary office. Letters and digits are allowed.
Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa and until 1997 known as Western Samoa, is an island country consisting of two main islands, Savai'i and Upolu, two smaller inhabited islands, Manono and Apolima, and several small uninhabited islands including the Aleipata Islands. The capital city is Apia. The Lapita people discovered and settled the Samoan Islands around 3,500 years ago. They developed a Samoan language and Samoan cultural identity.