Standards releases

Gain a clear picture of upcoming releases and manage the impact on your business using our dedicated tools

Managing MT and MX releases

We continually work to keep our existing standards up to date, in order to bring standards in line with business changes and correct technical issues. From time to time, we also publish newly developed standards. These changes can affect your business, from business flows to back office applications.

Maintenance and development schedules

Our maintenance and development release schedules make it straightforward for you to know what’s coming and plan effectively for new releases. Annual updates are published in electronic format, making them easy to use with your existing applications and middleware.


MX (XML/ISO 20022)

The Standards Volumes of the User Handbook and MyStandards contain detailed standards information.

Consult the business highlights to have a high level overview of the business changes.

Messages are developed and maintained in collaboration with working groups that are composed of experts in the business area that is the subject of discussion.

Working group member lists:

Tools to simplify a standards release

We also provide a number of tools to help you manage our annual standards releases, including , MyStandards Base Libraries (MBL) and our impact assessment service.


MyStandards, our collaborative platform, can help you manage your releases more efficiently.

MyStandards Base Libraries (MBL)

We provide updated MT message structures in open standard XML schema format, helping you save time and money. Free examples are available on request.

Impact assessment service

Our consultants can create a tailored report to help you understand the impact of a standards release on your business.

Standards releases