Table of Swift Messages with Brief Description



Category 1 – Customer Payments & Cheques

MT
MT Name
Purpose
101
Request for Transfer
Requests to debit a customer’s account held at

another institution
102 /

102+
Multiple Customer Credit

Transfer
Conveys multiple payment instructions between

financial institutions
103 /

103+ /

103

REMIT
Single Customer Credit Transfer
Instructs a funds transfer
104
Direct Debit and Request for

Debit Transfer Message
Conveys direct debit instructions and requests for direct debits between financial institutions
105
EDIFACT Envelope
An envelope which conveys a 2k EDIFACT message
106
EDIFACT Envelope
An envelope which conveys a 10k EDIFACT message
107
General Direct Message
To order the debit of a debtor’s account and to collect payment from this account
110
Advice of Cheque(s)
Advises or confirms the issuance of a cheque to the
111
Request for Stop Payment of a

Cheque
Requests the drawee bank to stop payment of a

cheque
112
Status of a Request for Stop

Payment of a Cheque
Indicates action(s) taken in attempting to stop

payment of a cheque
121
Multiple Interbank Funds

Transfer
Contains an EDIFACT FINPAY message
Category 2 – Financial Institution Transfers
MT
MT Name
Purpose
200
Financial Institution Transfer for

its Own Account
Requests the movement of the Sender’s funds to its

account at another financial institution
201
Multiple Financial Institution

Transfer for its Own Account
Multiple of the MT 200
202
General Financial Institution

Transfer

Requests the movement of funds between financial

institutions
203
Multiple General Financial

Institution Transfer
Multiple of the MT 202
105
EDIFACT Envelope
An envelope which conveys a 2k EDIFACT message
106
EDIFACT Envelope
An envelope which conveys a 10k EDIFACT message
204
Financial Markets Direct Debit Message
Claims funds from SWIFT member banks
205
Financial Institution Transfer

Execution

Further transmits a transfer request domestically
206
Cheque Truncation Message        
Conveys information on one or more truncated cheques in order to debit or obtain credit under usual reserve
207
Request for Financial Institution

Transfer
Requests to debit an ordering financial institution’s account held at the receiving financial institution or the account servicing financial institution
210
Notice to Receive
Notifies the Receiver that it will receive funds for theSender’s account
 256

 Advice of Non-Payment of Cheques
Informs the Sender of one or more previously sent MT 206s of non-payment of one or more truncated cheques. It may also be used to specify dishonoured items that result in reversing a previous paymentsettlement 

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