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SWIFT/ BIC Codes for Banks in Malaysia

Cheng Zhe Ying
by Cheng Zhe Ying
Jun 12, 2024 at 11:55 AM

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When dealing with international financial transactions, accuracy and security are paramount. One key component ensuring these elements is the SWIFT/BIC code. In Malaysia, like in other countries, banks use these unique identifiers to streamline and secure the transfer of funds across borders. Whether you're sending money abroad or receiving funds from another country, knowing the correct SWIFT/BIC code for your bank is essential. This article will guide you through understanding SWIFT/BIC codes, their importance, and provide a list of codes for major banks in Malaysia.


What is SWIFT Code/ BIC?

A SWIFT code, also known as a Bank Identifier Code (BIC), is an internationally recognized code used to identify a specific bank during international transactions. It typically consists of 8 to 11 characters, with each section representing different information about the bank:

  1. First 4 characters: Bank code (only letters)
  2. Next 2 characters: Country code (only letters)
  3. Next 2 characters: Location code (letters and digits)
  4. Last 3 characters: Branch code (optional, letters and digits)

For example, the SWIFT code for the central office of a bank might look like this: ABCDGB2LXXX.


The Purpose of SWIFT Code/ BIC

  • Identifying Banks: It uniquely identifies banks and financial institutions globally, ensuring that funds are transferred to the correct institution.

  • International Wire Transfers: It's essential for sending and receiving international wire transfers, helping route the transaction through the appropriate banks.

  • Processing Payments: Used in processing international payments, SWIFT codes facilitate smooth and efficient cross-border transactions.

  • Communicating Between Banks: Banks use SWIFT codes to communicate securely about financial transactions, including payment instructions, confirmations, and other banking details.

  • Trade and Commerce: Businesses use SWIFT codes to pay international suppliers, receive payments from foreign clients, and manage other financial activities involving foreign entities.


List of Swift Code/ BIC in Malaysia

Malaysian Bank Name

Swift Code/ BIC
Affin Hwang Investment Bank Berhad HDSBMY2P
Affin Islamic Bank AIBBMYKL
Agrobank - SPI AGOBMY21
Alliance Bank MFBBMYKL
Alliance Investment Bank Bhd MBAMMYKL
Alliance Investment Bank Bhd - SPI MBAMMY21
Alliance Islamic Bank ALSRMYKL
Ambank Berhad ARBKMYKL
AmInvestment Bank Bhd AMMBMYKL
AmInvestment Bank Bhd - SPI AMMBMY21
AmInvestment Bank AISLMYKL
Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad BIMBMYKL
Bank Negara Malaysia BNMAMYKL
Bank Simpanan Nasional BSNAMYK1
Bank Rakyat BKRMMYKL
Bursa Malaysia Depository MCDSMYK1
CIMB Investment Bank COIMMYKL
CIMB Investment Bank - SPI COIMMY21
Citibank - SPI CITIMYM1
Hong Leong Bank HLBBMYKL
Hong Leong Investment Bank Bhd HLIVMYKL
Hong Leong Islamic Bank HLIBMYKL
Malayan Banking Berhad MBBEMYKL
Maybank Investment Bank MBEAMYKL
Maybank Investment Bank - SPI MBEAMY21
Maybank Islamic Bank MBISMYKL
OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad OABBMYKL
Public Bank PBBEMYKL
Public Investment Bank Bhd SMBBMYK1
Public Islamic Bank Berhad PIBEMYK1
RHB Investment Bank OSKIMYKL
Standard Chartered Bank Berhad SCBLMYKX
Standard Chartered Saadiq Bank SCSRMYKK
United Overseas Bank UOVBMYKL

































Knowing and using the correct SWIFT/BIC codes is essential for smooth and secure international banking transactions. This ensures your money reaches the right place without any delays or errors.

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