ACCESS BANK PLC BIC | Swift code ABNGNGLA



Swiftt codes are needed for international transfers. Swift code also known as Bank Indentifier Code (BIC) is an eight character code used to identify the country, bank and bank's branch an account is registered to. This is needed to make sure that money sent from overseas hit the right account at the right place (country, bank and branch).

If you've ever had to receive money from overseas as an Access bank customer or account holder, you probably will need to provide swift code.

As a blogger whose main revenue is from google adsense, I have had to provide swift code as requested by Google to process my payment.

ACCESS BANK PLC BIC / Swift code ABNGNGLA contains the a four character bank code, followed by two letters country code and another two letters or numbers which represents the location code.

The first four letters (ABNG) denotes Access Bank Nigeria which is the bank's name.
The fifth and sixth character (NG) of the SWIFT code represents the country the bank operates. In the case of Access bank it is Nigeria, shorten as NG.
The last two characters can either be letters or numbers. This denotes the location of the bank. Since Access bank's headquarters is in Lagos, the code is LA.
The last three digits you might have seen in some other places is the branch codes. This is optional. That's why I have not included it.

Access Bank Swift code (8 characters) — ABNGNGLA
Branch name — ACCESS BANK PLC
Branch address — 999C DANMOLE STREET, OFF IDEJO STRE, VICTORIA ISLAND
Branch code — XXX


Access Bank as a beneficiary bank has two intermediary banks for foreign currency inflows. These are CitiBank and Deutsche bank New York. Access bank has three accounts domiciled in each of these two banks which are for US Dollars (USD), euros (EUR), and pounds (GBP). See image below for details.





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