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SWIFT Message Type Reference
SWIFT groups message types into the following categories:

Customer Payments and Cheques
·         See Category 1 Messages.

The table below lists the Category 1 message types, Customer Payments and Cheques, with the type designation MT 1xx.
Table 1 Customer Payments and Cheques
SWIFT Message Type Description 
MT 101 Request for Transfer
MT 102 Multiple Customer Credit Transfer
MT 102+(STP) Multiple Customer Credit Transfer (STP)
MT 103 Single Customer Credit Transfer
MT 103+ (REMIT) Single Customer Credit Transfer (REMIT)
MT 103+ (STP) Single Customer Credit Transfer (STP)
MT 104 Direct Debit and Request for Debit Transfer Message (STP)
MT 105 EDIFACT Envelope
MT 106 EDIFACT Envelope
MT 107 General Direct Debit Message
MT 110 Advice of Cheque(s)
MT 111 Request for Stop Payment of a Cheque
MT 112 Status of a Request for Stop Payment of a Cheque
MT 121 Multiple Interbank Funds Transfer (EDIFACT FINPAY Message)
MT 190 Advice of Charges, Interest and Other Adjustments
MT 191 Request for Payment of Charges, Interest and Other Expenses
MT 192 Request for Cancellation
MT 195 Queries
MT 196 Answers
MT 198 Proprietary Message
MT 199 Free Format Message



Financial Institution Transfers
·         See Category 2 Messages.


The table below lists the Category 2 message types, Financial Institution Transfers, with the type designation MT 2xx.
Table 2 Financial Institution Transfers
SWIFT Message Type Description 
MT 200 Financial Institution Transfer for its Own Account
MT 201 Multiple Financial Institution Transfer for its Own Account
MT 202 General Financial Institution Transfer
MT 203 Multiple General Financial Institution Transfer
MT 204 Financial Markets Direct Debit Message
MT 205 Financial Institution Transfer Execution
MT 206 Cheque Truncation Message
MT 207 Request for Financial Institution Transfer
MT 210 Notice to Receive
MT 256 Advice of Non-Payment of Cheques
MT 290 Advice of Charges, Interest and Other Adjustments
MT 291 Request for Payment of Charges, Interest and Other Expenses
MT 292 Request for Cancellation
MT 295 Queries
MT 296 Answers
MT 298 Proprietary Message
MT 299 Free Format Message

Treasury Markets: Foreign Exchange and Derivatives
·         See Category 3 Messages.
The table below lists the Category 3 message types, Treasury Markets, Foreign Exchange, Money Markets, and Derivatives, with the type designation MT 3xx.
Table 3 Treasury Markets, Foreign Exchange, Money Markets, and Derivatives
SWIFT Message Type Description 
MT 300 Foreign Exchange Confirmation
MT 303 Forex/Currency Option Allocation Instruction
MT 304 Advice/Instruction of a Third Party Deal
MT 305 Foreign Currency Option Confirmation
MT 306 Foreign Currency Option Confirmation
MT 307 Advice/Instruction of a Third Party FX Deal
MT 308 Instruction for Gross/Net Settlement of Third Party FX Deals
MT 320 Fixed Loan/Deposit Confirmation
MT 321 Instruction to Settle a Third Party Loan/Deposit
MT 330 Call/Notice Loan/Deposit Confirmation
MT 340 Forward Rate Agreement Confirmation
MT 341 Forward Rate Agreement Settlement Confirmation
MT 350 Advice of Loan/Deposit Interest Payment
MT 360 Single Currency Interest Rate Derivative Confirmation
MT 361 Cross Currency Interest Rate Swap Confirmation
MT 362 Interest Rate Reset/Advice of Payment
MT 364 Single Currency Interest Rate Derivative Termination/Recouponing Confirmation
MT 365 Single Currency Interest Rate Swap Termination/Recouponing Confirmation
MT 380 Foreign Exchange Order
MT 381 Foreign Exchange Order Confirmation
MT 390 Advice of Charges, Interest and Other Adjustments
MT 391 Request for Payment of Charges, Interest and Other Expenses
MT 392 Request for Cancellation
MT 395 Queries
MT 396 Answers
MT 398 Proprietary Message
MT 399 Free Format Message

Collections and Cash Letters
·         See Category 4 Messages.
The table below lists the Category 4 message types, Collections and Cash Letters, with the type designation MT 4xx.
Table 4 Collections and Cash Letters
SWIFT Message Type Description 
MT 400 Advice of Payment
MT 405 Clean Collection
MT 410 Acknowledgment
MT 412 Advice of Acceptance
MT 416 Advice of Non-Payment/Non-Acceptance
MT 420 Tracer
MT 422 Advice of Fate and Request for Instructions
MT 430 Amendment of Instructions
MT 450 Cash Letter Credit Advice
MT 455 Cash Letter Credit Adjustment Advice
MT 456 Advice of Dishonor
MT 490 Advice of Charges, Interest and Other Adjustments
MT 491 Request for Payment of Charges, Interest and Other Expenses
MT 492 Request for Cancellation
MT 495 Queries
MT 496 Answers
MT 498 Proprietary Message
MT 499 Free Format Message

Securities Markets
·         See Category 5 Messages.
The table below lists the Category 5 message types, Securities Markets, with the type designation MT 5xx.
Table 5 Securities Markets
SWIFT Message Type Description 
MT 500 Instruction to Register
MT 501 Confirmation of Registration or Modification
MT 502 Order to Buy or Sell
MT 502 (FUNDS) Order to Buy or Sell (FUNDS)
MT 503 Collateral Claim
MT 504 Collateral Proposal
MT 505 Collateral Substitution
MT 506 Collateral and Exposure Statement
MT 507 Collateral Status and Processing Advice
MT 508 Intra-Position Advice
MT 509 Trade Status Message
MT 509 (FUNDS) Trade Status Message (FUNDS)
MT 510 Registration Status and Processing Advice
MT 513 Client Advice of Execution
MT 514 Trade Allocation Instruction
MT 515 Client Confirmation of Purchase or Sale
MT 515 (FUNDS) Client Confirmation of Purchase or Sale (FUNDS)
MT 516 Securities Loan Confirmation
MT 517 Trade Confirmation Affirmation
MT 518 Market-Side Securities Trade Confirmation
MT 519 Modification of Client Details
MT 524 Intra-Position Instruction
MT 526 General Securities Lending/Borrowing Message
MT 527 Triparty Collateral Instruction
MT 528 ETC Client-Side Settlement Instruction
MT 529 ETC Market-Side Settlement Instruction
MT 530 Transaction Processing Command
MT 535 Statement of Holdings
MT 535 (FUNDS) Statement of Holdings (FUNDS)
MT 536 Statement of Transactions
MT 537 Statement of Pending Transactions
MT 538 Statement of Intra-Position Advice
MT 540 Receive Free
MT 541 Receive Against Payment
MT 542 Deliver Free
MT 543 Deliver Against Payment
MT 544 Receive Free Confirmation
MT 545 Receive Against Payment Confirmation
MT 546 Deliver Free Confirmation
MT 547 Deliver Against Payment Confirmation
MT 548 Settlement Status and Processing Advice
MT 549 Request for Statement/Status Advice
MT 558 Triparty Collateral Status and Processing Advice
MT 559 Paying Agent’s Claim
MT 564 Corporate Action Notification
MT 565 Corporate Action Instruction
MT 566 Corporate Action Confirmation
MT 567 Corporate Action Status and Processing Advice
MT 568 Corporate Action Narrative
MT 569 Triparty Collateral and Exposure Statement
MT 574 (IRSLST) IRS 1441 NRA (Beneficial Owners’ List)
MT 574 (W8BENO) IRS 1441 NRA (Beneficial Owner Withholding Statement)
MT 575 Report of Combined Activity
MT 576 Statement of Open Orders
MT 577 Statement of Numbers
MT 578 Statement of Allegement
MT 579 Certificate Numbers
MT 581 Collateral Adjustment Message
MT 582 Reimbursement Claim or Advice
MT 584 Statement of ETC Pending Trades
MT 586 Statement of Settlement Allegements
MT 587 Depositary Receipt Instruction
MT 588 Depositary Receipt Confirmation
MT 589 Depositary Receipt Status and Processing Advice
MT 590 Advice of Charges, Interest and Other Adjustments
MT 591 Request for Payment of Charges, Interest and Other Expenses
MT 592 Request for Cancellation
MT 595 Queries
MT 596 Answers
MT 598 Proprietary Message
MT 599 Free Format Message

Treasury Markets: Precious Metals and Syndications
·         See Category 6 Messages.
The table below lists the Category 6 message types, Treasury Markets, Precious Metals, with the type designation MT 6xx.
Table 6 Treasury Markets, Precious Metals
SWIFT Message Type Description 
MT 600 Precious Metal Trade Confirmation
MT 601 Precious Metal Option Confirmation
MT 604 Precious Metal Transfer/Delivery Order
MT 605 Precious Metal Notice to Receive
MT 606 Precious Metal Debit Advice
MT 607 Precious Metal Credit Advice
MT 608 Statement of a Metal Account
MT 609 Statement of Metal Contracts
MT 620 Metal Fixed Loan/Deposit Confirmation
MT 643 Notice of Drawdown/Renewal
MT 644 Advice of Rate and Amount Fixing
MT 645 Notice of Fee Due
MT 646 Payment of Principal and/or Interest
MT 649 General Syndicated Facility Message
MT 690 Advice of Charges, Interest and Other Adjustments
MT 691 Request for Payment of Charges, Interest and Other Expenses
MT 692 Request for Cancellation
MT 695 Queries
MT 696 Answers
MT 698 Proprietary Message
MT 699 Free Format Message

Documentary Credits and Guarantees
·         See Category 7 Messages.
The table below lists the Category 7 message types, Treasury Markets, Syndication, with the type designation MT 7xx.
Table 7 Treasury Markets, Syndication
SWIFT Message Type Description 
MT 700 Issue of a Documentary Credit
MT 701 Issue of a Documentary Credit
MT 705 Pre-Advice of a Documentary Credit
MT 707 Amendment to a Documentary Credit
MT 710 Advice of a Third Bank’s Documentary Credit
MT 711 Advice of a Third Bank’s Documentary Credit
MT 720 Transfer of a Documentary Credit
MT 721 Transfer of a Documentary Credit
MT 730 Acknowledgment
MT 732 Advice of Discharge
MT 734 Advice of Refusal
MT 740 Authorization to Reimburse
MT 742 Reimbursement Claim
MT 747 Amendment to an Authorization to Reimburse
MT 750 Advice of Discrepancy
MT 752 Authorization to Pay, Accept or Negotiate
MT 754 Advice of Payment/Acceptance/Negotiation
MT 756 Advice of Reimbursement or Payment
MT 760 Guarantee
MT 767 Guarantee Amendment
MT 768 Acknowledgment of a Guarantee Message
MT 769 Advice of Reduction or Release
MT 790 Advice of Charges, Interest and Other Adjustments
MT 791 Request for Payment of Charges, Interest and Other Expenses
MT 792 Request for Cancellation
MT 795 Queries
MT 796 Answers
MT 798 Proprietary Message
MT 799 Free Format Message

Travellers Cheques
·         See Category 8 Messages.
The table below lists the Category 8 message types, Travellers Cheques, with the type designation MT 8xx.
Table 8 Travellers Cheques
SWIFT Message Type Description 
MT 800 T/C Sales and Settlement Advice [Single]
MT 801 T/C Multiple Sales Advice
MT 802 T/C Settlement Advice
MT 810 T/C Refund Request
MT 812 T/C Refund Authorization
MT 813 T/C Refund Confirmation
MT 820 Request for T/C Stock
MT 821 T/C Inventory Addition
MT 822 Trust Receipt Acknowledgment
MT 823 T/C Inventory Transfer
MT 824 T/C Inventory Destruction/Cancellation Notice
MT 890 Advice of Charges, Interest and Other Adjustments
MT 891 Request for Payment of Charges, Interest and Other Expenses
MT 892 Request for Cancellation
MT 895 Queries
MT 896 Answers
MT 898 Proprietary Message
MT 899 Free Format Message

Cash Management and Customer Status
·         See Category 9 Messages.
The table below lists the Category 9 message types, Cash Management and Customer Status, with the type designation MT 9xx.
Table 9 Cash Management and Customer Status
SWIFT Message Type Description 
MT 900 Confirmation of Debit
MT 910 Confirmation of Credit
MT 920 Request Message
MT 935 Rate Change Advice
MT 940 Customer Statement Message
MT 941 Balance Report
MT 942 Interim Transaction Report
MT 950 Statement Message
MT 970 Netting Statement
MT 971 Netting Balance Report
MT 972 Netting Interim Statement
MT 973 Netting Request Message
MT 985 Status Inquiry
MT 986 Status Report
MT 990 Advice of Charges, Interest and Other Adjustments
MT 991 Request for Payment of Charges, Interest and Other Expenses
MT 992 Request for Cancellation
MT 995 Queries
MT 996 Answers
MT 998 Proprietary Message
MT 999 Free Format Message



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