The BC Number feature on this website is only applicable to be use in Switzerland. For Germany, kindly browse to Germany Bankleitzahl website.
The format of BC Number is as follows;
- the first digit (A) represents the banking groups.
- the last two or up to four digit (BBBB) is the branch code identifier.
SIC Numbers is a six digits numerical code for use in the SIC and euroSIC systems. These numbers are used to process international payments. SIC used for settlement in Swiss Francs while euroSIC used for settlemet in Euro. The codes enable banks worldwide to utilize an efficient and inexpensive access to the euro finance marketplace and to the Swiss financial center.
The system manages and maintains by SIX Interbank Clearing on behalf of Schweizerische Nationalbank (SNB) or Swiss National Bank since 1987.
BC Number, SIC Code, SWIFT Code for all Banks in Switzerland
International Bank Account Number (IBAN) & SWIFT Code
Certain part of the world, especially in the Europe, Middle East & Caribbean countries adopted to use International Bank Account Number (IBAN) for international fund transfer. Remember to use IBAN if you are doing fund transfer to these countries.
IBAN format is very long, and it can be up to 34 characters in length. In order to avoid a mistake, it is wise to validate IBAN number prior making international fund transfer.
It is possible to calculate IBAN from an existing bank account number by using online IBAN Calculator. The required informations are depending on the specific countries, but normally, account number, bank code and branch codes are needed.
For the other part of the world you need a SWIFT Code. The code is required on top of recipient name, bank name & branch and account number. The information can be found in online SWIFT Code database.
The banks are divided into banking groups. The group are;
|1||Swiss National Bank|
|4||Credit Suisse Group|
|5||Credit Suisse Group|
|6||Regional Banks, RBA-Holding|
|8||Raiffeisen Banks, Retail Banks|
Largest Banks in Switzerland
Below is a list of the top 25 largest Swiss banks ranked by total assets.
|2||Credit Suisse Group|
|3||Zurich Cantonal Bank|
|4||Julius Baer Group|
|5||Banque Cantonale Vaudoise|
|8||St. Galler Kantonalbank|
|10||Berner Kantonalbank (BEKB/BCBE)|
|16||Union Bancaire Privee (UBP)|
|18||Banque Cantonale de Geneve (BCGE)|
|19||Banque Cantonale de Fribourg|
|22||Banque Cantonale du Valais|
|23||Banca dello Stato del Cantone Ticino (BancaStato)|
|24||Banque Cantonale Neuchâteloise|