A Routing Number/Transit Number is used while doing financial transactions. Routing Number identifies the beneficiary financial institution and the branch to which a payment is being initiated. Routing/Transit Number is essential for making payments through the clearing system.
There are two types of Routing Numbers used in Canada.
What is SWIFT Code/BIC Code?
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication(SWIFT) has defined standard format of Business Identifier Codes which is called as SWIFT code or BIC Code. It acts as a unique identification code for both financial and non-financial institutions. Swift code is used while transferring money between banks, particularly for international wire transfers, and also for the exchange of other messages between banks. SWIFT handles the registration of SWIFT codes across the world.
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