A Swift Code is a standard format of Bank Identifier Codes and it is unique identification code for a bank. Swift codes are used when transferring money between banks, mostly when doing international wire transfers. Banks also used the codes for exchanging other messages between them. Basically, a Swift code consists of 8 or 11 characters. In case of 8 characters, it automatically refers to the head office of a bank.
Swift Code Format
AAAA BB CC DDD
AAAA First 4 characters – bank code (only letters)
BB Next 2 characters – Country code (only letters) KEN
CC Next 2 characters – location code (letters and digits)
DDD Last 3 characters – branch code, this is optional.