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Purpose Codes

In compliance with the Central Bank of Jordan's instructions, starting February 2nd, 2015, all incoming payment orders processed through Jordanian banks must include a payment purpose code in field 70 to allow for STP processing. Payments missing a correctly formatted purpose code will be not be processed STP and will be repaired.

Please refer to the below formatting instructions and examples for guidance on how to correctly populate field 70:

  • field 70:(1st line): purpose code (Mandatory).
  • field 70:(2nd line): purpose Description (Optional).
  • field 70:(3rd – 4th lines) transfer details (Optional).




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