Banking

Banking System and Currency

Some restaurants and shops in Abidjan accept credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard and American Express. The foreign exchange offices are open from 8a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2p.m. to 6 p.m.

Currency

The country’s legal tender is the CFA franc, a common currency for member countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). It can be exchanged in commercial banks, foreign exchange offices and hotels. The CFA franc is pegged to the Euro at the fixed exchange rate of 1 Euro = CFAF 655.957.

Convertible currencies may be freely exchanged in banks, foreign exchange offices and major hotels.

List of Banks in Côte d’Ivoire :

Banque internationale pour l’Afrique occidentale (BIAO-CI)

Address

8-10 Avenue, Abidjan Plateau

01P.O. Box 1274 Abidjan 01

Telephone

+225 20 20 07 20

Fax

+225 20 20 07 00

Telex

26631

E-mail

biaoscsg@africaonline.com

Web site 

www.biao.com

Citibank N.A (CITIBANK N.A)

Address

28 Avenue Delafosse, immeuble Botreau Roussel, 1st Floor, Abidjan Plateau 01P.O. Box 3698 Abidjan 01

Telephone

+225 20 20 90 00

Fax

+225 20 21 76 85

Telex

22121 / 22482 CITIBANK

Web site 

www.citybank.com

Banque Atlantique de Côte d’Ivoire (BACI)

Address

Av. du Général de Gaulle, Abidjan Plateau

04P.O. Box 1036 Abidjan 04

Telephone

+225 20 20 31 59

Fax

+225 20 21 68 52

Telex

26631

Banque internationale pour le commerce et l’industrie en Côte d’Ivoire (BICICI)

Address

Avenue Franchet d’Esperey, Plateau

01P.O. Box 1274 Abidjan 01

Telephone

+225 20 20 16 00

Fax

+225 20 20 17 00

Telex

23651

E-mail

a.koffi@bicici.com

Web site :

www.bicici.org

Compagnie bancaire de l’Atlantique en Côte d’Ivoire (COBACI)

Address

Avenue Nogues, Immeuble Atlantique, Abidjan Plateau

01P.O. Box 522 Abidjan 01

Telephone

+225 20 21 28 04

Fax

+225 20 21 07 98

Telex

22325 BARINT

E-mail

info@cobaci.net

Web site 

www.cobaci.net

Ecobank Côte d’Ivoire (Ecobank)

Address

Avenue Terrassons de Fougères, immeuble Alliance, Abidjan Plateau

01P.O. Box 4107 Abidjan 01

Telephone

+225 20 21 10 41

Fax

+225 20 21 88 16

Telex

23266 / 22504 CHASBK

E-mail

Ecobankci@ecobank.com

Web site :

www.ecobank.com

Banque of Africa – Côte d’Ivoire (BOA - CI)

Address

11 Avenue Joseph Anoma, Immeuble SMGL, Abidjan Plateau

01P.O. Box 4132 Abidjan 01

Telephone

+225 20 30 34 00

Fax

+225 20 30 34 01

Telex

22513 / 22321 BKAFRCI

E-mail

ciboa@globeaccess.net

Banque nationale d’investissement (BNI ex CAA – SE)

Address

Avenue Marchand – Immeuble Sciam, Abidjan

01P.O. Box 670 Abidjan 01

Telephone

+225 20 20 98 00

Fax

+225 20 21 34 78

Telex

23798 / 22882 CAMOR CI

Web site 

www.bni.ci

Standard Chartered Bank – Côte d’Ivoire

Address

22 Avenue Joseph Anoma Abidjan Plateau

01P.O. Box 2325 Abidjan 01

Telephone

+225 20 25 39 39

Fax

+225 20 22 58 18

E-mail

info@bhci.ci

Web site :

www.bhcci.ci

Banque pour le financement de l’agriculture (BFA)

Address

Immeuble ALLIANCES, 2nd Floor Entrance B, Abidjan Plateau

P.O. Box 103 Post’ Entreprises Abidjan cedex 1

Telephone

+225 20 25 6161

Fax

+225 20 25 60 00

Web site 

www.bfa.ci

Société générale de banque en Côte d’Ivoire (SGBCI)

Address

5-7 Avenue Joseph Anoma Abidjan Plateau

01P.O. Box 1355 Abidjan 01

Telephone

+225 20 20 12 34

Fax

+225 20 20 14 82

Telex

22186

Web site 

www.sgbci.ci

Société ivoirienne de banque (SIB)

Address

34, Boulevard de la République, Immeuble Alpha 2000, Abidjan

01P.O. Box 1300Abidjan 01

Telephone

+225 20 20 00 00

Fax

+225 20 21 92 21

Telex

22283 / 22305 BANKIV CI

E-mail

info@sib.ci

Web site 

www.sib.ci

Versus Bank

Address

33, Avenue du General de Gaulle, Abidjan Plateau

01P.O. Box 1874 Abidjan 01

Telephone

+225 21 75 92 72

Fax

+225 21 75 95 75

E-mail

infos@versusbank.com

Web site 

www.versusbank.com

Bridge Bank

Address

33, Avenue du General de Gaulle, Abidjan Plateau

01P.O. Box 13002Abidjan 01

Telephone

+225 20 25 85 85

Fax

+225 20 25 85 79

La Caisse d’Epargne (ex CECP)

Address

8-10 Avenue Jospeh Anoma, Abidjan Plateau

01P.O. Box 1274 Abidjan 01

Telephone

+225 20 22 07 25

Fax

+225 20 20 07 26

BRS

Address

Abidjan Plateau, rue des Banques, corner of Boulevard de la République, Avenue Joseph Anoma

01P.O. Box 312 Abidjan 01

Telephone

+225 20 21 05 08

Fax

+225 20 21 07 68

E-mail

Brs.ci@aviso.ci

UBA

Address

Abidjan Plateau, Boulevard Botreau-Roussel, Immeuble Kharrat

2nd Floor 17 P.O. Box 808 Abidjan 17

Telephone

+225 20 31 22 22 / +225 20 31 22 21 / +225 20 31 22 25 / Cell. : +225 08 08 91 44

Fax

+225 20 31 22 26