Swift Codes

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Disclaimer: the codes reflect the world pre UCP 600: the following does not take into consideration
the modified fields 44 A (place of taking in charge) 44E port of loading, 44F port of discharge,
44 B Place of final destination; as well as the new fields: 50 B Non-Bank issued LC, and 40 E (Applicable Rules).

S.W.I.F.T. Telex Field Definitions
 

 
 
 

Number
SWIFT Field 700/701 Definitions
SWIFT Field Explanation

:700
Issue Of Doc Credit
Type of transmission

:20
Doc Credit Number
Credit number assigned by the issuing bank

:21
Receiver's Reference
 

:23
Reference Top Pre-Advise
 

:26E
Number Of Amendments
Number of Amendments

:27
Sequence Of Total
Page number of total pages

:30
Date Contact Agreed / Amended
Date Amended

:31C
Issue Date
The date the letter of credit is issued

:31D
Date And Place Of Expiry
The date the letter of credit expires

:31E
Maturity Date
 

:32B
Currency / Amount
The currency and value of the Credit

:39A
Percentage Credit Amount Tolerance
 

:39B
Maximum Credit Amount
 

:39C
Additional Amounts Covered
Additional amounts covered

:40A
Form Of Doc Credit
Irrevocable and/or transferable

:41A
Available With ...By
 

:41D
Available With / By
Bank the Credit is available to be paid by

:42C
Drafts At
Sight or days after sight for payment

:42A
Drawee
Bank the draft is drawn on

:42M
Mixed Payment Details
 

:42P
Deferred Payment Details
Deferred payment details

:43P
Partial Shipments
Partial shipments allowed or not allowed

:43T
Transshipment
Transshipments allowed or not allowed

:44A
Loading on Board / Dispatch / Taking in Charge at / From
Commercial port loading from

:44B
For Transport To
Destination commercial port

:44C
Latest Shipment Date
Last date shipment letter of credit is valid for

:44D
Shipment Period
 

:45
Goods
Goods to be delivered

:45A
Description Of Goods And/Or Services
Goods description

:46
Documents Required
 

:46A
Documents Required
Documents required for payment

:47
Additional Conditions
 

:47A
Additional Conditions
Additional requirements of the letter of credit

:47B
Additional Conditions
Additional conditions to be complied with

:48
Period For Presentation Of Documents
Number of days after shipment allowed for document presentation

:49
Confirmation Instructions
Confirmation by the paying bank is allowed or not allowed

:50
Applicant
The Applicant (usually the buyer) of the Letter of Credit.

:50
Ordering Customer
Ordering customer

:51A
Applicant Bank
 

:51D
Sending Institution
Sending Institution

:53A
Reimbursement Bank
Paying bank to negotiating bank

:53D
Reimbursement
Reimbursement instructions between the paying and issuing bank

:57A
"Advise Through" Bank
 

:57D
Account With Bank
Issuing banks account relationship bank

:59
Beneficiary
The Beneficiary (usually the seller) of the Letter of Credit.

:71B
Charges
Applicant and Beneficiary responsibility for bank charges

:72
Sender To Receiver Information
Send and Receive information

:78
Instructions To Pay / Accept / Negotiating Bank
Instructions to paying, accepting, or negotiating bank

:79
Narrative
 

I/O
Instead Of
 

 
 
 

Standardised message formats for Collections, Documentary Credits and Guarantees and related messages defined by SWIFT.

MT400
Advice of Payment under a Collection
 

MT410
Acknowledgement of Receipt of a Collection
 

MT412
Advice of Acceptance under a Collection
 

MT422
Advice of Fate and Request for Instructions of a Collection
 

MT430
Amendment of Instructions of a Collection
 

MT700
Issue of a Documentary Credit
 

MT701
Continuation of MT700
 

MT705
Pre-Advice of a Documentary Credit
 

MT707
Amendment to a Documentary Credit
 

MT710
Advice of a Third Bank's Documentary Credit
 

MT711
continuation of MT710
 

MT720
Transfer of a Documentary Credit
 

MT721
Continuation of MT720
 

MT730
Acknowledgement of the receipt of a Documentary Credit
 

MT732
Advice of Discharge stating that documents with discrepancies have been taken up

MT734
Advice of Refusal of documents under a Documentary Credit
 

MT740
Authorization to Reimburse
 

MT742
Reimbursement Claim
 

MT747
Amendment to an Authorization to Reimburse
 

MT750
Advice of Discrepancy
 

MT752
Authorization to Pay Accept or Negotiate
 

MT754
Advice of Payment, Acceptance or Negotiation
 

MT756
Advice of Reimbursement or Payment
 

MT760
Issue of or the request for the issue of a Guarantee
 

MT767
Guarantee Amendment
 

MT768
Acknowledgement of a Guarantee Message
 

MT769
Advice of reduction or Release of a Guarantee
 

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