Co-Op Bank Swift Code / Bank Identification Number

Hi there I'm new here and have a question about my Swift Code

I'm with the Co Operative Bank and my Swift code off my statement is CPBK GB22

I'm trying to do a transaction but I keep getting an Invalid Code error

It wants an 11 digit code, I've searched online and found 3 codes

CPBK GB22 OFS = (Overseas Financial Services)

CPBK GB22 REP = (Chaps Control Repair and Return)

CPBK GB22 XXX = ???

I rang armchair banking for help but they didnt know anything about the last 3 digites and told me I could use them at my own risk,

any help would be appreciated


Paul

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  • PasturesNew
    PasturesNew Posts: 70,698
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    I have a Co Op account. There are a couple of numbers I use. Taking an example, if my bank sort code were 01-01-01 and if my account number were 09876789 then these numbers would look like this:

    IBAN GB68COBK01010109876789
    SWIFT: CPBKGB22

    Not sure if that helps though :)
  • thanks for the quick reply,I'm ok with the IBAN number its just that Pesky Swift code!

    This is what I found on the APACS - the UK payments association Website It seems the Branch Code is the problem one!

    Bank Identification Code (BIC)


    Purpose:
    The BIC is a universal method of identifying financial institutions, in order to facilitate the automated processing of telecommunication
    messages in banking and related financial environments.

    Structure:
    The BIC consists of eight or eleven contiguous characters comprised of the following components:

    - Bank code: 4 alphanumeric characters. So far, the Registration Authority (i.e., SWIFT) has only used alphabetic characters.

    - Country code: 2-letter country code as specifed in ISO 3166.

    - Location code: 2 alphanumeric characters attributed by the Registration Authority to identify the location of the institution within the specified country.

    - Branch code (optional): 3 alphanumeric characters identifying a branch or a department of the financial institution.
  • dave1470
    dave1470 Posts: 5 Forumite
    Use CPBKGB22XXX, as this is the default if the last 3 digits are left off.

    Uk banks tend not to use branch SWIFT, and have most payment routed through the international branch.
  • Hi Dave thanks for that!

    I shall try that!


    Paul.
  • stclair
    stclair Posts: 6,843
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    edited 30 July 2009 at 6:56PM
    Im not sure if this will help at all.

    Itll allow you to enter your account number and sort code and it will tell you.

    http://www.experianpayments.com/products/bank-wizard/bank-wizard-demo/validation.html#

    However it dont tell you those vital last 3 numbers.
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