As per the instruction of Central Bank of Bahrain, effective May 31, 2021, Purpose of Payment Code is required to mentioned in Field 77B of MT-103 for cross-border SWIFT messages. Therefore, all customers/ banks are requested to use purpose codes mentioned in the attached list in cross border swift messages. Example for use of purpose code is given below for reference.


ACM Agency Commissions
AES Advance payment against EOS
ALW Allowance
ATS Air transport

To view, Purpose Codes for All Cross-Border SWIFT Payments, please click here

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