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Standards MX Release 2017

For the first time in ten years, the ISO 20022 investment funds order (setr) messages in the SWIFTNet Funds solution are being maintained. This is a mandatory maintenance. In November 2017, a new version of the investment funds order messages will go live in the SWIFTNet funds solution and the older versions will be withdrawn.

The new release includes functionality for alternative/hedge fund instruments , improvements to eliminate ambiguity in the area of charges and commissions  and  functionality  to allow compliance to regulation. The new versions will ease implementation of the order flows for the funds industry in general.

Draft schemas, documentation and the Funds Service Description are available on

For timeline information, please see below.

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Schedule for Standards MX Release 2017

This timeline gives information and the implementation schedule for the maintained SWIFT MX messages for 2017. 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 2016

ISO 20022 Change Requests available
Change requests to ISO 20022 messages that are considered for implementation in 2017 are published in the ISO 20022 Catalogue of Change Requests

29 July 2016

High-Level Information on Standards MX Release 2017
Summary of received change requests for SR 2017. These change requests are not yet approved.


For resource and budget allocation purposes only.

25 November 2016

Updated High-Level Information on Standards MX Release 2017

Summary of approved change requests for SR 2017.


For resource and budget allocation purposes only.

23 December 2016

Draft versions of the SR 2017 messages are available for viewing in MyStandards

24 February 2017

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.

20 May 2017

Vendor Test System

21 July 2017

User Handbook online
Online publication of the user handbook for Standards MX Release 2017.

23 July 2017

Pilot system

18 November 2017

Standards MX Release 2017 Live