Within Which Time A Bank Must Respond a SWIFT Message?

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Within Which Time A Bank Must Respond a SWIFT Message?

Post by frankf » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:16 pm

Dear Friends,

IB confirm to client that the swift system has been open with a MT799 to the BB

What is the legal time frame between the beneficiary bank on acting/replying on a MT799 from the issuer bank??

and what will be the legal time frame to reply on the authenticated message from the BB to the IB with an MT760

IB is in South east Asia. BB+ bank
BB is in the EU, a A2 bank

Instrument is an SBLC in ISP98 format

Keeping in mind the time frame between Asia and ECT.

Many thanks

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Post by picant » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:50 pm

Hi Pal,

frankly I dont understand your query, could you, please, post more details concerning this issue?
Thanks and ciao

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Time limits for SWIFT messages

Post by Paris2013Kent » Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:25 pm


Judging just from message types, there is no other time limits apart from 'reasonable time' and good banking practice.
But perhaps if I'd known what would be the contents of that 799, that could shed some more light on what the issue is here.

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no time limits

Post by simcorporate » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:07 am

Hi, I think there is no time limits for replying by SWIFT.

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