• Guidance: importing Inter-Account Transfers (sterling) in Commercial Banking Online (CSV file)

    Last updated:  07  December  2015

    Importing Inter-Account Transfers (sterling) in a CSV file

    Importing Inter-Account Transfers (sterling) to Commercial Banking Online will be different to importing them in your existing online banking channel:

    • Inter-Account Transfers (sterling) will now be called Inter Account Transfer on Commercial Banking Online

    Corporate Online

    Header Indicator and Trailer Indicator

    Each payment you import will need to contain a header record at the start and a trailer record at the end. The header record will need to include:

    • Header Indicator: H
    • Import date: YYYYMMDD
    • Unique Sequence Number: every payment submitted by a user on the same day must have a different number. Each user can choose which number to enter.

    The Trailer Indicator field must always be ‘T’.

    This table shows a breakdown of new, changed and removed fields on Commercial Banking Online

    New mandatory fieldsFields have changed position or formatNew optional fieldsRemoved fields
    Header IndicatorPayment TypeCredit AmountCredit Sort Code
    Import DateDebit Account NumberExchange Rate 
    Unique Sequence NumberCredit Account NumberFX Contract ID 
    Value DateDebit AmountBeneficiary Reference 
    Trailer IndicatorDebit Account Reference  

    New mandatory fields

    These fields are new mandatory fields which must be completed for the imported payment to pass validation.

    Fields have changed position or format

    These fields have changed position and/or format. They are a mixture of mandatory and optional fields. Mandatory fields must be completed for the imported payment to pass validation.

    New optional fields

    These fields are new and are optional.

    Removed fields

    These fields will no longer appear on Commercial Banking Online.

    This table shows the differences between your existing payment import file and the payment import file on Commercial Banking Online

     LloydsLink onlineCommercial Banking Online 
    Field namePositionMandatory / optionalField formatPositionMandatory / optionalField formatDescription of the change

    Header Indicator

    1

    Mandatory

    HEA

    H1

    Mandatory

    H

    New mandatory field

    Import Date

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    H2

    Mandatory

    YYYYMMDD

    New mandatory field

    Unique Sequence Number

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    H3

    Mandatory

    35 characters

    New mandatory field

    Payment Type

    1

    Mandatory

    STE

    1

    Mandatory

    AT

    Mandatory field must be populated with ‘AT’

    Debit Account Number

    2 and 3

    Mandatory

    6 characters and 8 characters

    6

    Mandatory

    [Sort Code]-[Account Number]

    Sort Code and Account Number are now in a single field separated with a hyphen.

    Credit Sort Code

    4

    Mandatory

    6 characters

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    Field has been removed

    Credit Account Number

    5

    Mandatory

    8 characters

    9

    Mandatory

    [Sort Code]-[Account Number]

    Sort Code and Account Number are now in a single field separated with a hyphen.

    Debit Amount

    6

    Mandatory

    N9.2

    6

    Optional/Mandatory

    N18.2

    Field has changed position and format and is mandatory if the Credit Amount is not populated

    Credit Amount

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    3

    Optional/Mandatory

    N18.2

    New field which is mandatory if the Debit Amount is not populated

    Value Date

    7

    Optional

    DDMMMYY

    2

    Mandatory

    YYYYMMDD

    New mandatory field

    Debit Account Reference

    8

    Optional

    18 characters

    4

    Optional

    16 characters

    Field has changed position and format

    Exchange Rate

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    7

    Optional

    N10

    New optional field

    FX Contract ID

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    8

    Optional

    16 characters

    New optional field

    Beneficiary Reference

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    10

    Optional

    35 characters

    New optional field

    Trailer Indicator

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    T1

    Mandatory

    T

    New mandatory field

    Check your payment import files are compatible with Commercial Banking Online

    We have provided a range of example files that demonstrate what a working payment import file will look like on Commercial Banking Online. You can use these files to compare them with and make changes to your current import files.

    Find out more about using payment import example files on Commercial Banking Online.

    A key to the abbreviations used in the tables above

    Key 
    Position The number shows the field position within the file. Where there are two numeric values, e.g. 3 and 4, this means two fields will be consolidated into one. For example Commercial Banking Online combines the sort code and account number into one field.
    Field Formatn/aNot applicable – this field does not exist
    DDays
    MMonths
    YYears
     N(16.2)   means 16 numeric characters with 2 decimal places  
    25 characters x 5  means five lines of 25 characters  
    'H' or 'T'means Header or Trailer  

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