Customer Credit Transfer Initiation V4 (pain.001.001.04)
pain.001.001.04, is an XML-based message format under the ISO 20022 standard designed to streamline cross-border and domestic payment processes.
The Customer Credit Transfer Initiation V4 (
pain.001.001.04 ⧉) is an XML-based message format under the ISO 20022 standard, primarily used for initiating a movement of funds from a debtor’s account to a creditor’s account. This message format is a crucial component of financial transaction processing, enabling efficient fund transfers in both domestic and cross-border contexts.
pain.001.001.04 message format provides a number of features and benefits
that can help financial institutions and their customers, including:
- Fund Transfer Request: The primary function of the pain.001.001.04 message is to facilitate the transfer of funds from a debtor to a creditor.
- Multiple Transfer Instructions: It can contain one or more customer credit transfer instructions, making it versatile for different transaction requirements.
- Scope of Transactions: The message covers a range of transactions, including book transfers at the debtor agent, payments to other financial institutions, electronic cash transfers to creditor accounts, and cheque issuances.
- Direct and Relay Scenarios: It supports both direct scenarios (message sent directly to the debtor agent) and relay scenarios (message sent to a forwarding agent who then forwards it to the debtor agent).
- Usage by Initiating Party: An initiating party with the authority can use this message to send on behalf of the debtor. This is particularly useful in scenarios like a payments factory managing transactions for a large corporate.
- Domestic and Cross-Border Applicability: Suitable for both local and international fund transfers.
- Restriction on Debtor Agents: The message is not intended for debtor agents to execute credit transfer instructions; for this purpose, the FIToFICustomerCreditTransfer message is used instead.
- Structured Format: Composed of two key building blocks:
- Group Header: A mandatory section that includes elements like MessageIdentification, CreationDateAndTime, and a Grouping indicator.
- Payment Information: Another mandatory and repetitive section containing elements related to both debit (e.g., Debtor, PaymentTypeInformation) and credit (e.g., Creditor, RemittanceInformation) aspects of the transaction.
The adoption of
pain.001.001.04 presents a significant market opportunity for
financial institutions. By implementing this message format, organisations can:
- Enhance customer experience by offering faster and more transparent transactions
- Improve operational efficiency and reduce costs associated with manual processing
- Position themselves as industry leaders in adopting global standards for payment processing
- Leverage the ISO 20022 standard to explore new business opportunities and partnerships
- Ensure compliance with evolving regulatory requirements and stay ahead of the competition
Find out about the Customer Credit Transfer Initiation V5 (pain.001.001.05), and learn about this version of the ISO 20022 Customer Credit Transfer Initiation message.