List of International Transfer SWIFT Codes for all Ugandan Banks

Transferring money from an International Location to a Bank in Uganda is an easy process with the presence of several money transfer channels like Western Union, World Remit, MTN’s Homeland, Airtel Money among others.

To make a direct money transfer from a foreign bank to your bank in Uganda, you’d then need an International transfer code that accompanies your account number in order to receive money directly to your account.

Several online sending platforms like Skrill also require Swift codes in order to send money directly to your bank account. Luckily, almost all banks authorized by the Bank of Uganda accept wire transfers and here is a full list of SWIFT codes you need:

Uganda Banks SWIFT Codes

BANK NAMEHEAD OFFICESWIFT CODE
ABC CAPITAL BANK LIMITEDKAMPALAABCFUGKA
BANK OF AFRICA-UGANDA LTD.KAMPALAAFRIUGKA
BANK OF BARODA (UGANDA) LIMITEDKAMPALABARBUGKA
BANK OF INDIA (UGANDA) LTDKAMPALABKIDUGKA
BANK OF UGANDAKAMPALAUGBAUGKA
BANK OF UGANDAKAMPALAUGBAUGKABKG
BARCLAYS BANK OF UGANDA LTD.KAMPALABARCUGKX
CAIRO INTERNATIONAL BANK LTDKAMPALACAIEUGKA
CENTENARY RURAL DEVELOPMENT BANK LIMITEDKAMPALACERBUGKA
CITIBANK UGANDA LIMITEDKAMPALACITIUGKA
CITIBANK UGANDA LIMITEDKAMPALACITIUGKATRD
COMMERCIAL BANK OF AFRICA UGANDA LIMITEDKAMPALACBAFUGKA
CRANE BANK LTDKAMPALACRANUGKA
DFCU BANK LIMITEDKAMPALADFCUUGKA
DIAMOND TRUST BANK UGANDA LIMITEDKAMPALADTKEUGKA
EAST AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANKKAMPALAAFDEUGKA
ECOBANK UGANDAKAMPALAECOCUGKA
EQUITY BANK UGANDA LTDKAMPALAEQBLUGKA
EXIM BANK (UGANDA) LIMITEDKAMPALAEXTNUGKA
FINANCE TRUST BANK LTDKAMPALAFTBLUGKA
GUARANTY TRUST BANK (UGANDA) LTDKAMPALAGTBIUGKA
HOUSING FINANCE BANK LTD.KAMPALAHFINUGKA
KCB BANK UGANDA LIMITEDKAMPALAKCBLUGKA
NC BANK UGANDA LIMITEDKAMPALANINCUGKA
ORIENT BANK LIMITEDKAMPALAORINUGKA
POSTBANK UGANDA LIMITEDKAMPALAUGPBUGKA
STANBIC BANK UGANDA LIMITEDKAMPALASBICUGKX
STANDARD CHARTERED BANK UGANDA LIMITEDKAMPALASCBLUGKA
STANDARD CHARTERED BANK UGANDA LIMITEDKAMPALASCBLUGKASSU
TOP FINANCE BANK LIMITEDKAMPALATOPFUGKA
TROPICAL BANK LTDKAMPALATROAUGKA
UGANDA SECURITIES EXCHANGE LTDKAMPALAUSCDUGKA
UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA (UGANDA) LTDKAMPALAUNAFUGKA

What you need to know about SWIFT Codes 

A Swift Code is a standard format of a Bank Identifier Code (BIC) used to specify a particular bank or branch. Swift codes are used when transferring money between banks in different Geo-locations and particularly International bank wire transfers.

On a lucky patch, Banks also use Swift codes to consuct communications between them. The length of a Swift code comprises of 8 to 11 characters formatted as AAA BB CC DDDD for easy identification.

  • First 4 characters – bank code (only letters)
  • Next 2 characters – ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code (only letters)
  • Next 2 characters – location code, passive participant will have “1” in the second character (letters and digits)
  • Last 3 characters – branch code, optional – ‘XXX’ for primary office (letters and digits)
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