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BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA, Toronto - SWIFT/BIC Code

BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA, TORONTO - SWIFT Code Information
SWIFT Code / BIC NOSCCATT
Bank / Institution BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA
Branch Name (ALL OFFICES IN CANADA)
Address SCOTIA BANK PLAZA, 44 KING STREET WEST
City TORONTO
Postcode M5H 1H1
Country Canada
Connection Active

NOSCCATT - SWIFT Code Breakdown
SWIFT Code NOSCCATT or NOSCCATTXXX
Bank Code NOSC - code assigned to BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA
Country Code CA - code belongs to Canada
Location & Status TT - represents location, second digit 'T' means active code
Branch Code XXX or not assigned, indicating this is a head office



What is a SWIFT Code?

A SWIFT Code is a standard format of Bank Identifier Code (BIC) used to specify a particular bank or branch. These codes are used when transferring money between banks, particularly for international wire transfers. Banks also use these codes for exchanging messages between them.

SWIFT codes comprise of 8 or 11 characters. All 11 digit codes refer to specific branches, while 8 digit codes (or those ending in 'XXX') refer to the head or primary office. SWIFT codes are formatted as follows:

AAAA BB CC DDD

  • 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)

The registrations of SWIFT Codes are handled by Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (“SWIFT”) and their headquarters is located in La Hulpe, Belgium. SWIFT is the registered trademark of S.W.I.F.T. SCRL with a registered address at Avenue Adèle 1, B-1310 La Hulpe, Belgium.