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ISO 20022

First published in 2004, ISO 20022 is widely recognised as the standard of the future. As well as being flexible enough to work with the latest technology, ISO 20022 can also adapt to new technology as it emerges.

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Market Practice
Consistency and industry harmonisation is in all of our interests. We play an active role in local and global market practice groups, as well as supporting initiatives to promote best practice across the industry.
Data Standards
Unambiguous data allows institutions to exchange messages in a more automated way, reducing costs and minimising risks. By acting as Registration Authority for certain reference data standards, we’re supporting consistency across the industry.
ISO 20022 Programme
The adoption of ISO 20022 for cross-border payments and cash reporting messages is set to start in November 2021. It is key that all users start to prepare now.
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We continually work to keep our existing standards up to date, in order to bring standards in line with business changes.

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Last update: 
22 February 2019

MT537

Details of MT 537 after the SRG and SRG Updates 2019
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Last update: 
22 February 2019

MT548

Details of MT 548 after the SRG and SRG updates 2019
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Last update: 
8 February 2019

SR 2019 – Business Highlights

This document provides summarised, high level, business information related to the changes made to FIN (MT) messages as...
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