Purpose Code

Implementation of Payment Purpose Codes in Jordan
At First Abu Dhabi Bank, we have an ongoing commitment to provide our valued clients with the highest quality service. As part of our commitment, we would like to keep you informed of regulatory changes that may affect your banking needs.

The Central Bank of Jordan has recently introduced a Payment Purpose Codes, which need to be included in all the payments (in any payment currency) sent to Jordan from other countries. Customer need to include the 4-digit Payment Purpose Code in the “Transaction description” field of the funds transfer instruction.

Major Changes
As a result, and to avoid any delays and return of funds, we recommend that you:

  • Provide the purpose code for all your funds transfers when making any payments to Jordan.
  • Request all your payers in Jordan to send transfers into your account with the accurate purpose code.
  • Amend all your standing orders for payments from your account to beneficiary accounts held in banks within Jordan, by providing the accurate purpose code.

Please note that your payments to and from Jordan might get rejected and returned, if the purpose code is not mentioned. Also in case of rejection, customer may incur FX loss.

List of Payment Purpose Codes

For the list of Payment Purpose Codes and their descriptions, please click here

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