This message may only be sent and received after prior arrangements between the Sender and the Receiver.
This message type is used by financial institutions, with their own offices, with other financial institutions and/or with corporate customers with which they have established bilateral agreements.
It is used as an envelope for a specified message included in it.
It allows for the definition of a unique format for which another message type is not available or applicable.
It also allows financial institutions to use message types which are awaiting live implementation on the SWIFT system.
For use of messages in the corporate-to-bank environment, see the MT message implementation guide and the message matrix for corporate customers available on www.swift.com.
MTN98 Format Specifications
MTN98 Network Validated Rules
There are no network validated rules for this message type.
MTN98 Usage Rules
When assigning a category to this message, for example, 198 versus 498, the users should select the category that, at a general level, encompasses the business purpose of the message.
The sub-message type number agreed to by the users of a specific proprietary message, or the message type assigned to a message format being used before implementation, shall be identified in field 12 of the message being transmitted.