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Purpose of this document
The purpose of this document is to document how the FIN standards must be implemented andused between corporates and financial institutions. It sets out those standards (also calledMessage Types or MTs) that are suitable for this purpose and provides usage rules andguidelines to ensure their consistent implementation.Participants in the SCORE service are expected to adhere to the rules in this document. Wheremessages are exchanged in a MA-CUG or other SWIFT environment, adherence to these rulesmust not be assumed.
SCORE participants are not required to support all messages, all messagefunctionality and usage in this document, but where they do, these rules must befollowed.This guide is not a standards handbook. The detailed description of the FIN standards can beobtained from the SWIFT User Handbooks, Category Volumes. Where applicable, this guiderefers to those handbooks.
This guide is structured as follows:
: provides information about the notions of BIC (Bank Identifier Code), BEI(Business Entity Identifier), and IBAN (International Bank Account Number)
: covers the use of the cash management standards (CAT 1, CAT 2 and CAT 9)
: deals with treasury markets standards (CAT 3)
: deals with securities markets standards (CAT 5)
5: deals with trade markets standards (CAT 7)Wherever possible, business scenarios and examples are provided to best illustrate how thestandards must be used.This document uses the following typographical conventions:
Names of files, parameters, API calls, user logon, and logon groupsReferences to a directory or a menuGUI elements and command names
Important information and document names
User input, directory paths, parameter values, place holders, andsystem output examplesUnderlineAdded rule/guideline compared to the previous release of the documentStrikethroughDeleted rule/guideline compared to the previous release of thedocument