The Bank Identifier Code (BIC) is an internationally standardised code for the unique identification of banks worldwide. It is not identical but comparable to the Bankleitzahl (BLZ) used in Germany, but is internationally valid. In addition to the country and the bank name, the BIC code also records the bank branches.International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Germany has the country code "DE". This is followed by two more digits for the location, and the last three digits are reserved for the branch designation.
The BIC code is used by SWIFT for cross-border money transactions in the SWIFT network of the same name.