File transfer

File transfer is a channel intended for the transmission of incoming and outgoing files between your company and Nordea's payment services.

File transfer Deadlines Service descriptions PATU has ended on 31 March 2016 Changes to file distribution and deadlines File transfer

File transfer is a data transmission channel

Payments are transmitted most efficiently as files through file transfer. Your company can automate the timing of the uploads and downloads directly from your financial administration system. This will enable routine tasks to be managed non-manually. 

You contact the file transfer service in Corporate Netbank or with bank connection software, which can be acquired from a software supplier. Nordea’s file transfer services cover all payment services for domestic and cross-border payments and transmission of card payments and electronic invoices as well as a number of other services.

Corporate customers must always conclude an agreement with the bank on the transmission of payment files.

Your benefits:

  • File transfer is available 24 hours a day every day.
  • You can send payment files to Nordea's payment services and download account reports when it best suits your company.


File deadlines

The deadlines for files to be uploaded and downloaded and their processing times are shown on the pages behind the links.

Service descriptions PATU has ended on 31 March 2016

PATU bank connection protocol has ended on 31 March 2016

The PATU bank connection channel was primarily replaced in Nordea by the Web Services solution.

If your company already uses Web Services, please verify from your software supplier that your software allows you to download and upload the files you need.

If your company does not use the Web Services solution, your options are to purchase it or to start using Corporate Netbank.

You should also contact Nordea in order to have your agreements updated.

Changes to file distribution and deadlines

The address for fx rates in electronic format (dat-file) has changed

The address for fx rates in electronic format (dat-file) has changed. The new address is new window. We kindly ask users of the data to start using the new address. The old address new window will be closed before end of year 2016. Simultaneously the old website for foreign exchange rates new window will be closed.

FX valuation rates are published later starting 1.7.2016.

The valuation rates will be published later as of July 1 2016. Following the change the valuation rates will be published by 18:00 under normal circumstances. Currently the rates are published approximately at 16:15. The change will impact the publication time of FX rates both on Nordea’s website and the VKEUR file in the File Transfer Service. The publication time is changed due to the European Central Bank’s (ECB) decision to publish its reference rates at around 17:00. You can read the ECB’s press release hereOpens new window

Distribution of interest rate file to be discontinued during Q1/2016

Nordea is currently distributing data on interest rates and exchange rates in the File Transfer Service. During Q1/2016 we will stop distributing the interest rate data file. There will also be changes to the content in the exchange rates data file on 3 March 2016. We will continue to publish valuation rates for exchange rates, but rates for non-convertible currencies will no longer be included in the data. The material types in the File Transfer Service are KORKO and VKEUR respectively. Corresponding changes to the exchange rates will be made also to the website.

Advice on electronic banking

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Information for software houses

Instructions for software houses that maintain file transfer connections to Nordea.

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Service descriptions

Technical descriptions of Nordea's services.