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Alliance Lite


Thanks to Alliance Lite, connecting to SWIFT becomes easier than ever. Alliance Lite provides low cost access to SWIFT for customers with low volume traffic requirements, including:


Replace the multiple channels you have with different financial institutions in order to streamline your payments and to gain visibility on your global cash positions.

Financial Institutions

Obtain your own SWIFT BIC code, benefit from global visibility and exchange financial messages directly with foreign counterparties using standardised messaging.     

Funds Distributors

Access all your major fund counterparties through one single connection, with enhanced service levels compared to fax.

Fund Transfer Agents

Easy and automated fund orders, statuses, and confirmations using the industry-accepted, widely adopted ISO 20022 standard.                                                                                

Investment Managers

Simple and low-cost automation for securities and payments transactions.

When ordering Alliance Lite, you automatically apply to become a SWIFT member and have access to SWIFT's global community of more than 10,000 banking organisations, securities institutions and corporate customers.

Alliance Lite2

SWIFT recently announced that it will introduce Alliance Lite2 later in 2012. Expanding the capabilities of Alliance Lite, this new, ‘cloud-based’ SWIFT connectivity will support much higher message volumes, all SWIFT message formats (MT and MX) and standards, and more automation possibilities, at a different price than Alliance Lite.

In the meantime, you can continue to choose Alliance Lite as a fast, easy SWIFT connectivity. Alliance Lite will continue to be fully supported by SWIFT, both now and after Alliance Lite2 becomes available.  If you are already an Alliance Lite customer, you can continue to use it without changes, or you can choose to upgrade to Alliance Lite2 at any time.

For more information on Alliance Lite or Alliance Lite2, contact your SWIFT account manager or your nearest SWIFT sales office. If you are located in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, you can send an email to contactme@swift.com.



  • One product to reach all your counterparts
  • Secure and low cost access to SWIFT
  • Ease of use
  • Rich functionality
  • Operational efficiency

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