As this message may require the implementation of special procedures, its use is governed by bilateral agreements between correspondents.
MT 940 Scope
This message type is:
- sent by an account servicing institution (reporting institution) to a financial institution (concentrating institution), which has been authorised by the account owner to receive it.
- sent by an account servicing institution (reporting institution) to a financial institution account owner.
- sent by an account servicing institution to a non-financial institution account owner or party authorised by the account owner to receive the information.
- sent by a concentrating institution to a non-financial institution account owner or party authorised by the account owner to receive the information.
It is used to transmit detailed information about all entries booked to the account.
For use of messages in the corporate to bank environment, see the MT message implementation guide for corporate customers available on http://www.swift.com.
MT 940 Format Specifications
|M||20||Transaction Reference Number||16x||1|
|M||25a||Account Identification||No letter option or P||3|
|M||28C||Statement Number/Sequence Number||5n[/5n]||4|
|M||60a||Opening Balance||F or M||5|
|O||86||Information to Account Owner||6*65x||7|
|M||62a||Closing Balance (Booked Funds)||F or M||8|
|O||64||Closing Available Balance (Available Funds)||1!a6!n3!a15d||9|
|O||65||Forward Available Balance||1!a6!n3!a15d||10|
|O||86||Information to Account Owner||6*65x||11|
MT 940 Network Validated Rules
- C1 If field 86 is present in any occurrence of the repetitive sequence, it must be preceded by a field 61. In addition, if field 86 is present, it must be present on the same page (message) of the statement as the related field 61 (Error code(s): C24).
- C2 The first two characters of the three character currency code in fields 60a, 62a, 64 and 65 must be the same for all occurrences of these fields (Error code(s): C27).
MT 940 Usage Rules
- This message should only be used if the account owner(s) have authorised the financial institutions to transmit such information. It must be used according to agreed criteria.
- Financial institutions which receive this message must not use the information for their own purposes.
- It is important that amounts be identical to those of the original transaction. For identification purposes, deductions, for example, charges above and beyond those previously accounted for, shall appear separately with the appropriate code. They shall use the same TRN as the original transaction, or other suitable reference if no TRN is available.
- Since the length of a SWIFT message is restricted to the maximum input message length, several messages may be required to accommodate all the information for one statement.
|MT 940 Customer Statement Message|