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ISO 20022
Universal financial industry message scheme

ISO 20022 Message Definitions


This section gives access to the documentation related to the ISO 20022 message definitions

Please note that the Message Definition Reports (MDRs) and Message Usage Guidelines (MUG) are available at the level of the message set, not at the level of the message definition itself.

To download the MDRs, MUGs, schemas and any additional documentation, you have to select a message set (Account Switching, for example).

1 Message Set

Message sets

Business Application Header

Last Updated 22 October 2019
Business Application Header
Message ID (scheme)
Message name
Submitting organisation
ISO 20022 TSG
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Which documents can I download from the catalogue of messages?

The following documentation is provided:

  • a Message Definition Report (MDR) and, when necessary a Message Usage Guide (MUG), fully describing each message set
  • the schema of each message definition
  • examples of message instances, when provided by the submitting organization
  • the Business Application Header (BAH) documentation.


All communities of ISO 20022 users are invited to consider using always the most recent version of the message definitions to ensure worldwide coherence of the versions in use.

Although previous versions remain available in the ISO 20022 Message Archive.

ISO 20022 Business Areas

Access the list of Business Areas defined by the Registration Authority to classify ISO 20022 Message Definitions and the corresponding four-character code used in the Message Identifier of related ISO 20022 Message Definitions

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