Different SWIFT payment system MT760/MT799/MT700 /MT103 ; what are the uses and differences...

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#MT 700

(MT means Message Type)

A Documentary Letter of Credit (DLC) or At Sight Letter of Credit (Sight LC) is a financial instrument, issued by banks or trade finance institutions through a SWIFT MT700 message, where seller/exporters receive payment from the buyer/importer, once the terms specified in the DLC are completely fulfilled.



Difference of #MT 760 and #MT 700

MT700 is used to indicate the terms and conditions of a commercial documentary credit or a standby letter of credit which has been originated by the Sender (issuing bank). ...

MT760 is sent between banks involved in the issuance of a demand guarantee or a standby letter of credit.


MT 760

A Swift MT760 is a bank-responsible guarantee (LC, SBLC, BG) as well as Blocked Fund Letter issue communicated bank to bank by the sender bank. MT760 sent upon instructions of its client (applicant) in favor of a particular transactions or country party (beneficiary). In the case of Blocked Fund your issuing bank will submit a bank to bank message stating that they have blocked funds for a particular time frame specifically for the beneficiary of a receiving bank. Those funds are now an asset of the Beneficiary bank account.


MT760 is a swift message used to block funds in favor of someone other than the owner, collateralize the asset via this message, while allowing for loans and liens against it. your bank will charge 1-2% of the value being blocked for this service.


The MT760 collateralize assets in the form of a swift guarantee, and by doing so, allows the beneficiary to draw credit against it. This means, if the loan to the “trader” was defaulted on, the bank would seize the collateral and you would be out of your money.

When MT760 is issued, the issuing bank puts a hold on the client's funds, blocking the client from using them.


#MT799

The MT799 is sent before the MT760 and is a prelude to the sending of the MT760. Hence, the role of the MT799 is merely to notify and nothing else. This document is sent days or weeks before the sending of the MT760. It is important to note that the MT799 has no impact on the financial situation of an individual. .


Difference between MT 760 and MT 799

The main difference between the MT760 swift message and the MT799 swift message is in when they are sent. The MT799 is sent before the MT760 and is a prelude to the sending of the MT760. Hence, the role of the MT799 is merely to notify and nothing else. This document is sent days or weeks before the sending of the MT760. It is important to note that the MT799 has no impact on the financial situation of an individual. This is another big difference that exists between the two documents.

The MT760 swift message will impact the financial condition of a client since it a verification of freezing of funds by one bank. The MT799 swift message will have no impact on the financial situation of an individual since it is sent before the funds are frozen. This is another difference between the two documents. Another difference between the two documents is that the MT760 swift is sent after the sending bank has set aside the required amount of money. The MT799 is sent before the sending bank freezes the required amount of money in the purchasing individual’s bank account.

The global swift system is used by more than eight thousand financial institutions in sending and receiving various financial statements and letters. The most prominent letter used in this system is the MT760 swift and the MT799 swift. These two letters have a number of differences and similarities.


The main similarity between the two types of swift messages is in how they are sent. Both letters are sent from one bank to another without necessarily consulting the client. Another similarity is that both letters are sent during a significantly large transaction between two individuals. In spite of these similarities, the two swift messages have numerous differences that individuals should be aware of.


MT103

An #MT103 is a standardised SWIFT payment message used specifically for international wire transfers. MT103 is globally accepted as proofs of payment and include all payment details such as date, amount, currency, sender and recipient.


MT103 is also great for tracing payments which are missing or delayed because they show the route of the payment between the banks. All banks and financial institutions which make payments via SWIFT will have an MT103 for every payment





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