Global Payments Innovation Initiatives

SWIFT unveils industry’s first ever cross-border payments tracker

Corporate treasurers can now find out where a payment is at any given time


SWIFT publishes new Customer Security Controls Policy

Enhancing security; increasing transparency

Cyber security

SWIFT launches the ‘SWIFT Information Sharing and Analysis Centre’

New customer security standards and assurance framework

Irofit Technologies, Sokowatch & Vugapay win Innotribe African Startup Challenge

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EBRD joins SWIFT’s Know Your Customer Registry

Bank encourages financial institutions in countries where it invests to follow suit

Release 7.2

Release 7.2 is coming

Have you planned for the change to your systems?

EasyWay over SWIFT for Security and Messaging

Mandatory Maintenance – Funds Order messages

New version of the investment funds order messages to go live in the SWIFTNet funds solution


Our messaging, standards and services connect you to your counterparties worldwide, so you can transact securely and reliably.

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The securities transaction life-cycle is complex. Reduce risks and costs with scalable, standard, cross-industry solutions.

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As a multinational, you want industry-standard ways to work with multiple banking partners for cash, trade and corporate treasury.

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Market Infrastructures

Resilience, security and responsiveness are your core operational requirements. Our solutions help you deliver for your community.

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Total messages 2017 Growth YTD Network availability 2017
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SWIFT's Customer Security Programme – a focused effort to help customers reinforce the security of their SWIFT-related infrastructure against cyber-threats.
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Business Identifier Code (BIC) Directory

SWIFT supports new FX Global Code principles

SWIFT services fully aligned with principles of the FX Global Code

SWIFT publishes new Customer Security Controls Policy

Enhancing security; increasing transparency

Customer Security Programme (CSP)

Reinforcing the security of the global banking system


Driving collaboration between corporates and banks at the London SWIFT for Corporates User Conference 2017

The annual two-day event, held at SWIFT London offices was attended by international banks and corporate treasurers from across the industries.

Gottfried Leibbrandt speaks at Bundesbank symposium

Bundesbank’s 2017 Payment Traffic Symposium brings together financial industry leaders and policy makers
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Rewiring securities post-trade: Challenges and opportunities in the new order

European CSDs must make good strategic choices to survive the post-T2S shake-out


Compliance executives to increase investment in RegTech as geopolitical risks heighten

Global AML survey shows RegTech improves organisations’ abilities to tackle financial crime

SWIFT’s messaging traffic grows by 15.2% in Africa

Figures released at SWIFT’s 24th African Regional Conference in Abidjan show Africa has outperformed total growth of SWIFT globally

Daily Validation Reports are now available

Validate your SWIFT transaction activity and understand payment risks on a daily basis. Detect unusual payment flows quickly and easily using Daily Validation Reports.


SWIFT launches the ‘SWIFT Information Sharing and Analysis Centre’

The latest development on cyber-security information sharing is part of SWIFT’s Customer Security Programme

Reference data consumption: a changing model

Behind SWIFTRef’s closed door customer roundtable

Name Screening

Supporting effective sanctions compliance by screening single names against sanctions, PEP and private lists


Côte D’Ivoire’s Minister of Economy & Finance to open SWIFT African Regional Conference in Abidjan

Minister Adama Kone will give keynote address on 16 May 2017

Transforming cash and trade operations in the Indian asset management industry

New paper shows standardisation and automation as the path to increased efficiency and straight through processing
SWIFT Services

Power-up your skills with SWIFTSmart

SWIFTSmart is  now available to all SWIFT users! Experience our new self-paced, interactive eLearning, available anytime and anywhere.


Payments standards changes for 2020 and why you should act now

SWIFT Standards MT Release 2020 prepares the community for a more systematic approach to compliance. But there’s a lot to do to...

Set yourself up for transaction and name screening success

Learn how choosing the right sanctions list provider can affect the success of your sanctions compliance programme

Mitigating fraud risk through strengthened payment operations

New info paper explains how to protect your institution and your community.


Transforming the ASEAN landscape with Innovation and Cybersecurity

Development of trust is paramount for the industry

SWIFT updates reference data service

SWIFTRef’s Bankers World Online query tool undergoes a facelift, adds improved search fields and simplified navigation for easier access to reference data


Where today’s financial leaders and tomorrow’s big thinkers unite to accelerate the development and spread of innovation.


Experts gather to discuss cybersecurity and innovation in Toronto

The SWIFT Business Forum Canada 2017

SWIFT announces new payment controls service to bolster customers’ fraud and cyber-crime controls

New solution is a major milestone in SWIFT’s Customer Security Programme, a suite of initiatives designed to increase security and trust within...

Financial Crime Compliance

When it comes to financial crime compliance, we understand the challenges of mitigating risks and costs. Our solutions are the result of working closely with our customers to understand and address their needs.

Global trade in a digital age

New paper by SWIFT and the Boston Consulting Group discusses ways of unlocking the full potential of trade and commerce for Digital...

Asian corporates joining SWIFT doubles in the past two years

In 2016, 46 corporates in Asia Pacific adopted SWIFT to communicate with their banking partners around the globe
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