The Global Language of Business

3.7 Financial change

Financial changes refer to updates to information needed to process payments between business entities.

Changes to the financial information associated to a party or location do not require the allocation of a new GLN.

Change to tax registration number of legal entity

Same GLN: when the tax registration number of the legal entity changes

- Example: VAT (value added tax) registration number of the legal entity changes.

Change to financial account information

Same GLN: When the financial account information associated with the function changes.

- Example: Bank routing number was changed

- Example: Financial information associated to a GLN was removed and not replaced with new information

Relevant guiding principles: While many situations involving financial changes will not impact the guiding principles, certain scenarios may. Refer to section 1.1 for more details.

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