BC Number, SIC Code and SWIFT Code for all Banks in Switzerland.
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BC-Nummer, Bankenclearing-Nummer, BC Number or Bank Clearing Number is a numerical code used to identify an individual branch of a financial institution in Switzerland. The number consists of 3 to 5 digits, and it is used for domestic bank transfer. This number is also integrated into IBAN account numbers.

The format of BC Number is as follows;

ABBBB

  • 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

The BC Number feature on this website is only applicable to be use in Switzerland. For Germany, kindly browse to Germany Bankleitzahl website.

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 Switzerland, Standard IBAN format can be found in Switzerland IBAN Format page. IBAN for Switzerland can be calculated in Switzerland IBAN Calculator page.

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.

Banking Group


The banks are divided into banking groups. The group are;

Prefix Banking Group
1 Swiss National Bank
2 UBS AG
3 Reserved
4 Credit Suisse Group
5 Credit Suisse Group
6 Regional Banks, RBA-Holding
7 Cantonal Banks
8 Raiffeisen Banks, Retail Banks
9 Post Finance

Largest Banks in Switzerland

Below is a list of the top 25 largest Swiss banks ranked by total assets.

No Bank
1 UBS
2 Credit Suisse Group
3 Zurich Cantonal Bank
4 Julius Baer Group
5 Banque Cantonale Vaudoise
6 Basler Kantonalbank
7 Luzerner Kantonalbank
8 St. Galler Kantonalbank
9 Valiant Holding
10 Berner Kantonalbank (BEKB/BCBE)
11 EFG International
12 Aargauische Kantonalbank
13 Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank
15 Vontobel Holding
14 Graubuendner Kantonalbank
16 Union Bancaire Privee (UBP)
17 Thurgauer Kantonalbank
18 Banque Cantonale de Geneve (BCGE)
19 Banque Cantonale de Fribourg
20 Schwyzer Kantonalbank
21 Zuger Kantonalbank
22 Banque Cantonale du Valais
23 Banca dello Stato del Cantone Ticino (BancaStato)
24 Banque Cantonale Neuchâteloise
25 GAM Holding