|Swift code (8 characters)||HKBAAU2SBNE|
|Branch name||HSBC BANK AUSTRALIA LIMITED|
|Branch address||HONGKONGBANK BUILDING, 300 QUEEN STREET|
|Bank name||HSBC BANK AUSTRALIA LIMITED|
HSBC Australia Swift Code
What is Swift Code
The Swift Code is one of the Standard Format of Bank Identifier Code (BIC) as well as it is a unique code for a specific Bank. These codes are used especially when your transfer money among banks. Most importantly when you made an international wire transfer. The banks also use this code for other communication.
You can recognize a swift code easily because it contains 8 to 11 characters. When an 8-digit code is provided, it refers to the primary office.
AAAA BB CC DDD
- First 4 characters – bank code (only letters)
- Next 2 characters – ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code (only letters)
- Next 2 characters – location code (letters and digits) (passive participant will have “1” in the second character)
- Last 3 characters – branch code, optional (‘XXX’ for primary office) (letters and digits)
Currently, there are about 40,000 “live” Swift Codes working. If we lead to the live codes these are those partners who are actively connected with the swift code network. On the other hand, there are also more than 50,000 plus codes that are used for manual transactions. The mentioned additional codes are for the passive participants.
The Swift Codes are registered under the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (“SWIFT”) and their headquarters is located in HONGKONGBANK BUILDING, 300 QUEEN STREET.
It is also being informed to you that SWIFT is a registered trademark S.W.I.F.T SCRL with the registered address as HONGKONGBANK BUILDING, 300 QUEEN STREET.