For exchange contracts it is the day on which the two contracting parties exchange the currencies which are being bought or sold.
For a spot transaction it is two business banking days forward in the country of the bank providing quotations which determine the spot value date.
The only exception to this general rule is the spot day in the quoting centre coinciding with a banking holiday in the country(ies) of the foreign currency(ies).
The value date then moves forward a day.
The enquirer is the party who must make sure that his spot day coincides with the one applied by the respondent.
The forward months maturity must fall on the corresponding date in the relevant calendar month.
If the one month date falls on a non-banking day in one of the centres then the operative date would be the next business day that is common.
The adjustment of the maturity for a particular month does not affect the other maturities that will continue to fall on the original corresponding date if they meet the open day requirement.
If the last spot date falls on the last business day of a month, the forward dates will match this date by also falling due on the last business day.
Also referred to as maturity date.