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What is Bankline XML Payment File Import?


XML payment file import is an additional file import option has been added to Bankline, this is based upon the XML ISO 20022 pain.001.001.03 credit transfer format.

This will work alongside the existing import formats to provide you with an increased level of choice when importing files of Bankline payments.

There are some key points to consider if you are planning to make use of the Bankline XML option:

  • As the contents of the XML file are converted into Bankline formatted payments to allow them to be managed though our payment systems; it is important to read the Bankline XML Import Guide carefully to note the specific requirements that apply (such as field length), which may differ from your current use of XML ISO20022 pain.001.001.03.

  • Whilst it is possible to have one batch element followed by multiple transaction elements in the same XML file; each transaction will create both a debit and credit entry. This will apply unless the payment type being imported is a Bulk Standard Domestic or Bulk Inter Account Transfer when a single debit / multi credit transaction will be created.

  • Please be aware that this version of the XML format is specifically configured for use with Bankline Payments, and will differ from that used for Bankline SEPA Direct Debit Origination & Bankline Direct SEPA Credit Transfer files. 

As the XML guide often refers to the equivalent field in our Bankline CSV format you may find it useful to refer to that guide as well, especially if you are thinking about switching from CSV to XML.

You can find the guides for XML and CSV imports on our Bankline Support guides hub, under More Bankline support guides, and then Importing payments.

Please note, there was a minor update to the XML guide recently, the latest and most up to date version is dated February 2017.

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