For international inward money transfer, a SWIFT code must be used together with a BSB Number and Account Number.The downside of international transfers with SWIFT
Banks use SWIFT for international transfers, but it's not the most efficient or cost-effective solution. When you receive or send a wire transfer internationally with your bank, you might get a bad exchange rate, and pay high hidden fees as a result. We recommend using TransferWise to get a great rate and low, transparent fee every time. Because of their innovative solution, TransferWise can be cheaper and faster than the bank, and just as safe.
In APCS payment system, BSB and account numbers, are used to identify the account to be debited and are printed on the cheque. Mean while in BECS system, BSB and account numbers, are used when transferring funds via the Direct Entry System.
The Australian BSB Numbers consists of three parts in the format of
- The First two digits (XX) specify the parent financial institution.
- Third digit (Y) specifies the state where the branch is located.
- Fourth, fifth and sixth digits (ZZZ) specify the branch location.