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ISO 20022: Translation Services

To allow participants to move at their own pace during the coexistence period, Swift is providing...


ISO 20022: Standards

ISO 20022 is an open global standard for financial information. It provides consistent, rich and structured...


ISO 20022: Implementation

During the coexistence period customers can decide when to enable ISO 20022 for cross-border payments. Stay...


ISO 20022: Training

Gaining the same level of understanding of ISO 20022 as today with MT requires time and...


ISO 20022: Securities Markets

Understand what’s available on the Swift network and our securities plans for the future.


ISO 20022: Corporates

Extending ISO 20022 across the payment chain will capture rich data at source, enhancing speed and...

Data quality explainer FAQs

As we approach the significant milestone of November 2025, marking the end of the MT/ISO 20022 cross-border coexistence period for payment instructions, we’re introducing several ISO 20022 data element explainers.
These aim to give you a comprehensive overview and insights into the key elements that make up the new richer and more structured data fields in ISO 20022 messages.
Learn more about the benefits of each data element, why they’re important, lessons learned from the community during implementation, what the CBPR+ usage guidelines are, and more.


A brief introduction to the Postal Address field

Postal Address is information that locates and identifies a specific address, as defined by postal services.