Customer-bank messages

The Swiss financial industry has released recommendations (Swiss Payment Standards) on exchanging of data between customers and banks based on the ISO 20022 definitions in the payments and Cash Management areas. A validation platform supports the consistent use of the ISO 20022 messages.

In assignment by PaCoS (Payments Committee Switzerland), a working group elaborated the Swiss Payment Standards for implementation of the format standards for payments initiation based on the ISO 20022 standard. The Swiss Payment Standards, which are supported by all Swiss financial institutions, are based upon the basic documentation issued by the ISO and the EPC (European Payments Council) and are reflected in the two rulebooks, the “Swiss Business Rules” and the “Swiss Implementation Guidelines”.