SWIFT Code Lookup API

SWIFT Code Lookup API

The Swift Code Lookup API is a tool that allows developers to find the Bank Identifier Code (BIC) or SWIFT code of any financial institution in the world. This API is useful for businesses that need to make international payments, as it ensures that the payments are sent to the correct institution.

API description

About the API: 


The Swift Code Lookup API is a powerful tool for businesses that need to make international payments. This API provides developers with a simple and efficient way to find the Bank Identifier Code (BIC) or SWIFT code of any financial institution in the world. The BIC or SWIFT code is a unique identification code used to identify banks and financial institutions globally, and it is required for international wire transfers.

The API works by searching a comprehensive database of financial institutions, and returning the BIC or SWIFT code of the requested institution. The API also provides additional information about the institution, such as its name, address, and country of origin. This information can be used to verify the legitimacy of the institution, and to ensure that the payment is being sent to the correct recipient.

The Swift Code Lookup API is easy to integrate into existing applications, with a simple RESTful interface that supports both XML and JSON formats. The API also includes comprehensive documentation, code examples, and support for multiple programming languages, making it easy for developers to get started.

This API is useful for a wide range of businesses, including banks, financial institutions, e-commerce platforms, and any organization that needs to make international payments. By using the Swift Code Lookup API, businesses can ensure that payments are processed quickly and accurately, while reducing the risk of errors and fraud.

In addition to payment processing, the Swift Code Lookup API can also be used for compliance monitoring and fraud prevention. By verifying the BIC or SWIFT codes of financial institutions, businesses can ensure that they are not unwittingly sending payments to fraudulent organizations or individuals. This can help protect businesses from financial loss and reputational damage.

Overall, the Swift Code Lookup API is a valuable tool for any business that needs to make international payments. By providing accurate and up-to-date information about financial institutions, this API can help businesses save time and money, while improving the accuracy and security of their payment processing.


What this API receives and what your API provides (input/output)?

Pass any SWIFT code to validate and receive if its valid or not and relevant information about the bank. 


What are the most common uses cases of this API?

  1. International Payments: The primary use case for the Swift Code Lookup API is to validate the BIC or SWIFT code of a financial institution before processing an international payment. This ensures that the payment is sent to the correct recipient and avoids any delays or rejections due to incorrect information.

  2. Customer Onboarding: Banks and other financial institutions can use the Swift Code Lookup API during the customer onboarding process. By validating the BIC or SWIFT code of a new customer's bank account, financial institutions can ensure that the account is legitimate and active before opening it.

  3. Compliance Monitoring: Compliance departments can use the Swift Code Lookup API to monitor for suspicious activity. By verifying the BIC or SWIFT codes of financial institutions, compliance departments can identify potential cases of fraud or money laundering and take appropriate action.

  4. Risk Management: Financial institutions and other businesses that make international payments can use the Swift Code Lookup API as a risk management tool. By verifying the BIC or SWIFT codes of financial institutions, businesses can reduce the risk of errors or fraudulent activity.

  5. International Trade: Businesses that engage in international trade can use the Swift Code Lookup API to ensure that payments are sent to the correct financial institutions. This can help to avoid any delays or rejections of payments, and ensure that transactions are processed quickly and accurately.


Are there any limitations to your plans?

Besides the number of API calls, there is no other limitation

API Documentation


Pass the SWIFT code to validate and receive additional data from the bank.

GET https://zylalabs.com/api/1714/swift+code+lookup+api/1327/code+lookup

Code Lookup - Endpoint Features
Object Description
code [Required] The SWIFT Code to lookup.
Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"status":200,"success":true,"message":"SWIFT code ADTVBRDF is valid","data":{"swift_code":"ADTVBRDF","bank":"ACLA BANK","city":"BRASILIA","branch":"","address":"Q SHCN CL QUADRA BLOCO E, 316,316","post_code":"70775-550","country":"Brazil","country_code":"BR","breakdown":{"swift_code":"ADTVBRDF or ADTVBRDFXXX","bank_code":"ADTV - code assigned to ACLA BANK","country_code":"BR - code belongs to Brazil","location_code":"DF - represents location, second digit 'F' means active code","code_status":"Active","branch_code":"XXX or not assigned, indicating this is a head office"}}}


curl --location --request GET 'https://zylalabs.com/api/1714/swift+code+lookup+api/1327/code+lookup?code=ADTVBRDF' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 


API Access Key & Authentication

After signing up, every developer is assigned a personal API access key, a unique combination of letters and digits provided to access to our API endpoint. To authenticate with the SWIFT Code Lookup API REST API, simply include your bearer token in the Authorization header.


Header Description
Authorization [Required] Should be Bearer access_key. See "Your API Access Key" above when you are subscribed.

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