SWIFT ISO 15022 Message Formats

Update Summary

Contains the latest changes, updates and additions to the Message Format Matrices below.

SWIFT MyStandards and the Readiness Portal


MyStandards is a SWIFT service, which has been designed and developed with the guidance and expert insight from Citi and other user firms. As a premium licence user, Citi has agreed to augment basic SWIFT user handbooks with specific guidelines for ease of Citi clients. For example, covering Citi support on inbound and outbound messages as well as instruction requirements for inbound messages to ensure alignment with global and local market practice and other relevant Citi services.

In order to access MyStandards and Citi's Usage , please log into www.swift.com/mystandards and follow the steps in the relevant guide below

  • Global Custody
  • Direct Custody & Clearing
  • The Readiness Portal is an additional SWIFT product Citi purchased that links into MyStandards. It allows Citi clients to be able to test their own messages against Citi guidelines in MyStandards and SWIFT Network Validation Rules to ensure inbound messages meet Citi's requirements, to facilitate maximum straight through processing with minimal intervention.

    Client specific portals can be created to allow clients to privately test their messages against Citi guidelines without need to liaise with Citi, unless requested, during this initial phase of testing.

    Examples of use include

    • Standards Release Testing
    • Development and Onboarding for new markets
    • Future additions of guidelines by Citi will allow for testing against product specific offerings

    Please following the steps in the guide below on creating and using the Readiness Portal

    Please contact your Citi representative for further information on this and MyStandards in general.

    Please find the message format matrix for each message in this section. It is recommended that you download the Excel worksheets or Word documents if you would like to print out hard copies. Please note that the following countries are grouped as Region A, B and C referred in the message format matrices:

    Region A
    Asia Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
    Central Europe Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Ukraine
    Europe Austria, Belgium, Clearstream Banking, Cyprus, Denmark, Euroclear Banking, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK
    Latin America/Central America Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
    North America Canada
    Middle East/Africa Bahrain, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea- Bissau, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mali, Mauritius, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, UAE, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Carribean Bermuda, Jamaica
    Region B
      Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, Israel, Morocco, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine
    Region C
      United States

    Synopsis of ISO 15022 Messages Supported by Citi (.xls)

    Settlements & Reconciliation

    Corporate Actions

    Regional Specifications