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Beginning February 2, 2015, payments processed in Jordanian dinar (JOD) require a 4-digit Payment Purpose Code.

As a best practice, it is strongly recommended that all electronic payments (in any payment currency) sent to Jordan from other countries include the Payment Purpose Code in the Payment Details/Field 70/Remittance Information of the funds transfer instruction.

  • These payment recommendations apply to all payments to Jordan, regardless of the Treasury Services channel used to initiate the payment.
  • Clients that do not make the change may experience delays and returns.
  • Including the Payment Purpose Code helps ensure that transactions continue to process without delay.

Include the 4-digit Payment Purpose Code in the first line. Sample Format: 1234 (No slashes for delimiters or line starts). There is no need to add the description, but it can be added as an option in line 2, and if necessary continue into lines 3 and 4.

Please click here  for a listing of the Payment Purpose Codes and their descriptions as defined by the Central Bank of Jordan.

Jordan also requires the use of an International Bank Account Number (IBAN) to identify the beneficiary on all payments/transfers sent to Jordan regardless of currency.


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