Reasons for international payment transactions

Certain countries require incoming payments in one or more currencies to be accompanied by a purpose of payment. This primarily serves foreign banks to protect the integrity of the financial system, promote accountability, and ensure the security of transactions.

You will find the updated purposes of payment for international payments executed through PostFinance. The same lists are visible in the respective payment screens of e-finance and in the PostFinance app for the corresponding country.

For delivery of payments via pain.001, please note the letter or number code on this page and include it in your order according to the The link will open in a new window special provisions for international payments.

Reasons for payment