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Managing MT and MX releases

We continually work to keep our existing standards up to date, in order to bring standards in line with business changes and correct technical issues. From time to time, we also publish newly developed standards. These changes can affect your business, from business flows to back office applications. 

Schedule for Standards MT Release 2021

This timeline gives a full development and implementation schedule for the FIN standards for 2021.

20 November 2020

Updated High-Level Information on Standards MT Release 2021
Summary of approved change requests received for SR 2021

For resource and budget allocation purposes only –not to be used for implementation.

18 December 2020

Standards MT Release Guide 2021 (public)
Message Format Validation Rules 2021 (login required)
Describes the changes to Standards messages effective as of 21 November 2021

Find advance information for Standards MT Release 2021 in MyStandards

19 February 2021

Update to Standards MT Release Guide 2021 (public)
Update to Message Format Validation Rules 2021 (login required)
Updates to documents published on 18 December 2020.

These updates are also implemented in MyStandards.

1 May 2021

Vendor Test System

23 July 2021

Standards User Handbook 

Standards user handbook for Standards MT Release 2021 published online.

A summary of the update can be found here.

Updates to Message Format Validation Rules 2021 also published.

 25 July 2021

 Test & Training System

 21 November 2021

 Standards Release 2021 Live

Schedule for Standards MX Release 2021

This timeline gives information and the implementation schedule for the maintained SWIFT MX messages for 2021. These messages can only be used on the SWIFT network if they are included in a solution or a service or are exchanged in files over FileAct.

Most of the SWIFT MX messages are registered ISO 20022 messages and details of these messages can also be found in the catalogue of ISO 20022 messages.

7 July 2020

ISO 20022 Change Requests available
Change requests to ISO 20022 messages that are considered for implementation in 2021 are published in the ISO 20022 Catalogue of Change Requests

27 November 2020

Updated High-Level Information on Standards MX Release 2021
Summary of approved change requests for SR 2021.

For resource and budget allocation purposes only –not to be used for implementation.

26 February 2021

User Handbook online

ISO 20022/MX Message schemas and Message Definition Reports
Schemas and full documentation of new versions of the SWIFT MX messages

A complete catalogue of messages is available in MyStandards.

29 May 2021

Vendor Test System

25 July 2021

Pilot system

21 November 2021

Standards MX Release 2021 Live

FINplus

FINplus delivers the SWIFT core, store-and-forward, message-processing service to support secure and reliable exchange of ISO 20022 messages between financial institutions. It will provide financial institutions that are currently using the FIN service to exchange financial transactions in MT format, with the necessary environment to exchange the richer ISO 20022 format messages as MX message on SWIFTNet. This includes currently a selection of ISO 20022 base message definitions for FINplus for Securities, CBPR+ usage guidelines, etc. with message details available in MyStandards.

 

Schedule for Standards MT Release 2022

This timeline gives a full development and implementation schedule for the FIN standards for 2022.

Please note that in the MT Payments domain, no change requests were received as traffic for cross-border and correspondent banking will move from SWIFT MTs to ISO 20022 starting November 2022 till November 2025, using usage guidelines provided by the Cross-border Payments and Reporting Plus (CBPR+) group of experts.

23 July 2021

High-Level Information on Standards MT Release 2022
Summary of change requests received for SR 2022 – change requests are not yet approved and some may be declined

 

For resource and budget allocation purposes only –not to be used for implementation.

19 November 2021

Updated High-Level Information on Standards MT Release 2022
Summary of approved change requests received for SR 2022

 

For resource and budget allocation purposes only –not to be used for implementation.

17 December 2021

Standards MT Release Guide 2022 (public)
Message Format Validation Rules 2022 (login required)
Describes the changes to Standards messages effective as of 20 November 2022

 

Find advance information for Standards MT Release 2022 in MyStandards

25 February 2022

Update to Standards MT Release Guide 2022 (public)
Update to Message Format Validation Rules 2022 (login required)
Updates to documents published on 24 December 2021.

 

These updates are also implemented in MyStandards.

7 May 2022

Vendor Test System

22 July 2022

Standards User Handbook
Standards user handbook for Standards MT Release 2022 published online.
If necessary, updates to Message Format Validation Rules 2022 also published.

24 July 2022

Test & Training System

20 November 2022
Standards Release 2022 Live

Schedule for FINplus Standards Release 2022

This timeline gives standards information linked to FINplus the SWIFT core, store-and-forward, message-processing service. It will provide financial institutions with the necessary environment to exchange the richer ISO 20022 format messages as MX message on SWIFTNet. This includes currently a selection of ISO 20022 base message definitions for FINplus for Securities, CBPR+ usage guidelines, etc. with message details available in MyStandards.

7 July 2021

ISO 20022 Change Requests available
Change requests to ISO 20022 messages that are considered for implementation in 2022 are published in the ISO 20022 Catalogue of Change Requests

 

This is a full overview of Change requests and goes beyond the scope of FINplus, the ISO 20022 information can be used for background or planning and budget allocations, but must not be used for implementation.

6 August 2021

High-Level Information on FINplus Standards Release 2022
Summary of received change requests on messages already implemented on FINplus (these change requests are not yet approved) or advance information on new messages planned for implementation in FINplus.

 

For resource and budget allocation purposes only –not to be used for implementation.

26 November 2021

Updated High-Level Information on FINplus Standards Release 2022

Summary of approved change requests on messages already implemented on FINplus or advance information on new messages planned for implementation in FINplus. 

For resource and budget allocation purposes only –not to be used for implementation.

24 December 2021

Advance information on message details for FINplus Standards Release 2022

This publication constitutes advance information only and is not to be considered the final and complete standards documentation.

4 March 2022

FINplus standards information publication 

 

ISO 20022/usage guidelines Message schemas and Message Definition Reports
Schemas and full documentation of new versions or new messages to be implemented in November 2022 in FINplus

28 May 2022

Vendor Test System

24 July 2022

Pilot system

20 November 2022
Standards MX Release 2022 Live

Additional Information on FINplus

FINplus messages introduction dates

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