The primary place to find a directory of Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications, or SWIFT, codes is SWIFT's own website. SWIFT codes are also known as Business Identifier Codes, or BIC. The SWIFT website has a link to a BIC search tool on its homepage, and users can search by institution name to find the code, notes the SWIFT website.
SWIFT's online search tool also has options to search by city and country. Users can perform five searches in a 15-minute period for free, states the SWIFT website.
Another place to find an institution's SWIFT code is to look on its website. For example, Bank of America provides its SWIFT code on its page for wire transfers.