BIC (Business Identifier Code, also known as SWIFT code or SWIFT BIC) is a the mostly used international identifier of financial institutions. SWIFT is the registration authority for BICs. BICs are used in financial transactions, client and counterparty data bases, compliance documents and many others.
A BIC consists of eight or eleven characters, comprising a financial institution code (four characters), a country code (two characters), a location code (two characters) and, optionally, a branch code (three characters).
BIC of Credit Suisse AG and its components are shown in the table below.
|Bank BIC Code||CRES|
|Country Code||CH (Switzerland)|
LEI (Legal Entity Identifier) is as international identifier assigned to distinct legal entities that engage in financial transactions. LEI increases the transparency of financial system, allowing the authorities to improve market surveillance and businesses to reduce counterparty risk. Knowing LEI allows to get registration details of the legal entity, its ownership structure and its family tree.
The structure of LEI is defined in ISO 17442. A LEI consists of twenty alpha-numeric characters where characters 1-4 identify the LEI issuer (Local Operating Units or LOU), characters 7-18 are the entity indentifier, i.e. the code generated and assigned by the LOU, characters 19-20 are the verification ID (checksum).
LEI of Credit Suisse AG and its components are shown in the table below.
Company Registration Number is a distinctive code issued upon registration of a new company. This code can be used to find data about the company in a national company register.