CICS MC 3644

February 18, 2021


T O : All Clearing Banks / Institutions


R E : MANDATORY IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WORK TYPE 8 (WT8) IN CICS



1. In connection with Memo Circular No. 3615 dated August 7, 2020 announcing the subject, we are pleased to

inform that almost all CICS participants have expressed readiness to handle the additional value “8” in the Work

Type field inside the Image Cash Letter (ICL) file by first quarter of 2021 based on the result of the survey

conducted last November 2020.


2. PCHC is now ready to deploy the necessary system updates in production to activate the new WT8 features before

rollout date which was set to March 26, 2021. With the activation of this additional functionality both the sender

and the drawee banks may begin to identify clearing transactions sent via the mobile check clearing facilities.


3. It may be recalled that PCHC has introduced this new work type for banks offering mobile deposit facility (MDF) to

mandatorily put a value ‘8’ in the Work Type Field before generating the ICL file. By doing so, PCHC and the

Receiving Banks will have the means to identify outward transactions of presenting banks sent via MDF so that

Receiving Banks can do further validation/comparison if such checks were already negotiated/paid.


4. For the remaining participants that are not yet ready, the CICS UAT environment shall continue to be made

available to perform additional test activities so as to confirm readiness before implementation date.


5. For further inquiries, participants may contact and coordinate with any of the following PCHC officers, to wit:


Name Email Contact Number


Ruben Conseja rubenconseja@pchc.com.ph 8537-2711

Royette Delos Reyes royettedlreyes@pchc.com.ph 8537-2707

Maxi Torrecampo maxitorrecampo@pchc.com.ph 8537-2708


6. We count on your full compliance/cooperation.


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