SWIFT MT Message Structure Blocks 1 to 5

July 24, 2021
Category: Uncategorized

A SWIFT Message consists of 1 to 5 blocks that are described in the table below. Links to detailed descriptions of each block are provided as well.

Each block is composed of the following elements.

Element Description
start of block indicator The character { indicates the beginning of a block.
block identifier 1 to 3 alphanumeric characters used to define block contents.
separator The character : indicates the end of the block identifier.
block contents The information that corresponds to the block identifier.
The block content consists of any fixed part information, followed by blocks, subblocks (or both) that contain variable format or optional information.
end of block indicator The character } indicates the end of a block.

An example of a SWIFT MT message is below with the different blocks
{1:F01SOGEFRPPAXXX0070970817}{2:O1031734150713DEUTDEFFBXXX00739698421607131634N}{3:{103:TGT}{108:OPTUSERREF16CHAR}}{4:
:20:UNIQUEREFOFTRX16
:23B:CRED
:32A:180724EUR735927,75
:33B:EUR735927,75
:50A:/DE37500700100950596700
DEUTDEFF
:59:/FR7630003034950005005419318
CHARLES DUPONT COMPANY
RUE GENERAL DE GAULLE, 21
75013 PARIS
:71A:SHA
-}{5:{CHK:D628FE0165A7}}

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