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BANK OF CEYLON BIC / Swift code details


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So what do these letters and numbers mean?

A SWIFT code — sometimes also called a SWIFT number — is a standard format for Business Identifier Codes (BIC). Banks and financial institutions use them to identify themselves globally. It says who and where they are — a sort of international bank code or ID.

These codes are used when transferring money between banks, particularly for international money transfers or SEPA payments. Banks also use these codes to exchange messages between each other.


BCEY Bank code
LK Country code
LX Location code
125 Branch code
This SWIFT code is for the BANK OF CEYLON
Swift code (8 characters) BCEYLKLX
Branch name BANK OF CEYLON
Branch address HOSPITAL LANE, 61
Branch code 125
Country Sri Lanka


A SWIFT/BIC is an 8-11 character code that identifies your country, city, bank, and branch.
  • Bank code A-Z 4 letters representing the bank. It usually looks like a shortened version of that bank's name.
  • Country code A-Z 2 letters representing the country the bank is in.
  • Location code 0-9 A-Z 2 characters made up of letters or numbers. It says where that bank's head office is.
  • Branch Code 0-9 A-Z 3 digits specifying a particular branch. 'XXX' represents the bank’s head office.

Compare prices for sending money abroad

Banks and other transfer services have a dirty little secret. They add hidden markups to their exchange rates - charging you more without your knowledge. And if they have a fee, they charge you twice.

Wise never hides fees in the exchange rate. We give you the real rate, independently provided by Reuters. Compare our rate and fee with Western Union, ICICI Bank, WorldRemit and more, and see the difference for yourself.

Sending 1,000.00 GBP withRecipient gets(Total after fees)Transfer feeExchange rate(1 GBP LKR)
WiseCheapest436,695.48 LKRSave up to 36,272.48 LKR5.63 GBP439.168
Remitly428,304.28 LKR-8,391.20 LKR0.90 GBP428.690
OFX427,121.50 LKR-9,573.98 LKR0.00 GBP427.121
NatWest400,488.75 LKR-36,206.73 LKR0.00 GBP400.489
RBS400,423.00 LKR-36,272.48 LKR0.00 GBP400.423

Always confirm the details with your recipient

When sending or receiving money, always check the SWIFT code with your recipient or bank.

If you think you've used the wrong SWIFT code to send money, you should get in contact with your bank right away. They may be able to cancel the transaction. If it's too late to cancel, you might have to contact the recipient yourself and request that they return your money.

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Your questions, answered

A SWIFT code is a set of 8 or 11 digits that represents a bank branch. You’ll need to use one when sending money internationally. Find your SWIFT code here.


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