The table below contains definitions and examples of the bankdirectoryplus fields used.
Table - Bank Field definitions
|Field Name||Data type||Max length||Always present?||Description|
Modification flag In delta files:
|RECORD KEY||Alphanumeric||12||Yes||The unique key of the record in the file.|
This field indicates the status of the entity in the entities hierarchy:
|PARENT OFFICE KEY||Alphanumeric||12||Yes||
This field indicates the RECORD KEY of the closest entity upwards in the entities hierarchy.
For example, the "HO" RECORD KEY if the entity is "DB", or the "FB" RECORD KEY if it is "SF".
|HEAD OFFICE KEY||Alphanumeric||12||Yes||This field indicates the RECORD KEY of the "HO - Head Office" in the entities hierarchy.|
This field indicates the status of the entity in the legal hierarchy:
|LEGAL PARENT KEY||Alphanumeric||12||Yes||
This field indicates the RECORD KEY of the "L Legal Entity" in the legal hierarchy.
The legal hierarchy is included in the Entity Plus product. This data is not maintained in Bank Directory Plus. Therefore, the hierarchy is often the same as the record key.
The type of entity that identifies the group:
This data comes from the SWIFT back office. The parent BIC is the BIC at the top of SWIFT traffic hierarchy. This can be different than the legal ultimate parent that is available in Entity Plus.
|GROUP PARENT KEY||Alphanumeric||12||No||The record key of the parent entity. This value identifies the set of entities (records) belonging to the group. It groups BICs and National ID records that belong to the same parent (parent BIC).|
This field indicates the licence status of the institution (if any):
|COOPERATIVE GROUP KEY||Alphanumeric||12||No||If the record indicates a cooperative bank which belongs to a cooperative bank grouping, then this field indicates the Record_Key of the cooperative central bank for that group. Hierarchy in this case flows downward. In the case of any such cooperative central bank, the value here is its own Record_Key. If the cooperative bank concerned does not belong to a cooperative bank grouping, then the field is empty.|
|ISO LEI CODE||Alphanumeric||20||No||ISO 17442 defines this Legal Entity Identifier. This information is provided for entities that also have a BIC. The full list of LEIs can be found in the Reach Plus directory (another SWIFTRef directory).|
|BIC8||Alphanumeric||8||No||BIC (party prefix, country, and party suffix) where: •party prefix (4 char) •country code (2 char) •party suffix (2 char)|
|BRANCH BIC||Alphanumeric||3||No||The BIC branch identifier associated with the 8-character BIC. If no branch identifier exists, then )00( is used.|
This is the unique BIC related to the institution from the BIC Directory 2018. The BIC consists of:
|CHIPS UID||Numeric||6||No||This is the CHIPS Universal ID related to the institution.|
|NATIONAL ID||Alphanumeric||15||No||This is the National identifier of the institution/ branch.|
|CONNECTED BIC||Alphanumeric||11||No||For a BIC in the field BIC that is not connected to the SWIFT network. This is the connected BIC of the same institution, if available, or of its correspondent through which it connects.|
|INSTITUTION NAME||Any||105||Yes||Institution trading name|
Branch information is derived from the BIC Directory 2018. If the branch information is blank in the BIC Directory 2018 and the respective BIC is linked to a National ID with available branch information, then it will be populated in the BANKDIRECTORYPLUS file.
Comma-separated field with the POB number of the institution/branch and the related ZIP code.
"POB 103352, 40024"
This allows customers to use the full POB address:
40024, DUESSELDORF (CITY).
Four sub-fields provide the building name, detailed building information, street name, and number.
The order of the information in these four fields depends on accepted practices for the individual country.
|CITY||Any||35||No||City name of the institution/branch|
|CPS||Any||90||No||County, province, state, or other administrative region of the owner institution/branch|
|ZIP CODE||Any||15||No||Zip code of the institution/branch|
|COUNTRY NAME||Any||70||Yes||The country name of the institution/branch as indicated in the ISO 3166|
|ISO COUNTRY CODE||Alphabetic||2||Yes||The ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of the country of the institution/branch For more information,|
|TIMEZONE||Alphanumeric||1||No||This field will contain the business party suffix information.|
|SUBTYPE INDICATOR||Any type||4||No||The business type of the entity. Subtype Indicator is provided only for records with a BIC.>|
|NETWORK CONNECTIVITY||Alphanumeric||3||No||Status of an entity's connection to SWIFT. Network connectivity is provided only for records containing a BIC. For more information, see .|
|BRANCH QUALIFIERS||Any type||35||No||The operational type of the entity. Branch Qualifiers are provided only for records containing a BIC. The BRANCH QUALIFIERS field can contain up to 6 three-character branch qualifiers in alphabetic order.|
|SERVICE CODES||Any type||60||No||SWIFT FIN service codes (also called value-added service codes). Service Codes are provided only for records containing a BIC. The field can contain up to 20 three-character codes in alphabetical order.|
|SSI GROUP KEY||Alphanumeric||12||No||Indicates which SSI Group the entity belongs to in the SSI Plus files.|
|IBAN KEY||Alphanumeric||12||No||Identifies the RECORD KEY in the IBANPLUS txt file that contains the IBAN data for this entity.|
Contains the future valid-from date of the whole record due to a change to its attributes.
Contains date in format YYYYMMDD. The field is empty in case the record is valid at the date specified in the file name (that is, the publication date).