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BAFT Updates USD Payments Information Chart

BAFT recently updated its chart of information required by over 50 jurisdictions for the processing of both inbound and outbound USD wire transfers.

BAFT first issued the chart in 2016 as an appendix to the paper entitled Practices and Guidance for Formatting Payments and Handling Inquiries Related to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendation 16.

A group of experts on large-value, cross-border payments sitting on BAFT’s Payments Committee brought the information in the chart up to date through end of calendar year 2019.  Samantha Pelosi, Senior Vice President for Payments & Innovation at BAFT remarked that, “We are happy to provide this invaluable resource to the correspondent banking community again this year.”

The chart available to BAFT members at no charge and to non-members for a nominal fee.  It can be found on the BAFT website in the Library of Documents, under “Best Practices and Industry Standards”.