Cyber Security

Cyber security in the financial industry

Continuing the cyber dialogue


Holistic data solution for comprehensive due diligence

Integration of data from The KYC Registry and Bankers World Online

Release 7.2

Release 7.2 is coming

Have you planned for the change to your systems?

Customer Security Programme

SWIFT launches dedicated customer security programme

Reinforcing the security of the global banking system

Cyber security

SWIFT announces new security tool to strengthen customer fraud controls

Helping customers detect fraudulent payments

SWIFT security update

Security announcements

SWIFT statements on recent customer security incidents

SWIFT Events

Join us at events all over the world

Network with business experts, stay up to date on industry trends, and debate the future of finance

About Us

SWIFT is trusted with millions of financial messages every day. But that’s just the beginning.
Learn who we are, what we do, and how we serve our customers.

Your Needs

Looking to cut costs, complexity or risk and capture new opportunities? Find out how we can help address your business challenges.

Our Solutions

Discover how our financial messaging, interfaces, compliance products and shared services help you to conduct your financial operations securely and reliably.


Financial messaging standards enable the global industry to work together. Find out how we help shape market practice and define global standards.

FIN messages
on 8 December 2016
FIN messages
in December 2016
Total messages 2016 Growth YTD Network availability 2016
25.90Mio 164Mio 6,119Mio 6.43% 99.999%
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SWIFT the reference of BIC directory

Business Identifier Code (BIC) Directory


News highlights

Press releases

Global events

White papers

In the spotlight

SWIFT Institute issues cyber challenge to Canadian students

SWIFT Institute Student Challenge offers Canadian students reward for new cyber security solutions

SWIFT and Fox-IT reconfirm cyber cooperation during Belgian state visit to the Netherlands

Memorandum of understanding cements cyber security cooperation

Customer Security Programme (CSP)

Reinforcing the security of the global banking system


Business Forum West Africa – Africa is still rising

Over 200 delegates came together for the SWIFT Business Forum West Africa in Lagos, Nigeria on 8 November 2016 to discuss the...

It’s here! A faster search with a better user experience

We are pleased to announce our new search platform that provides you with a much improved user experience. It is designed to...
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.


Sibos in review: Innotribe Magazine

Innotribe at Sibos 2016 Geneva: get insights from industry experts on innovation, future of money, AI, cyber security, and blockchain.


SWIFT Institute on Cyber Security

Given the importance of cyber security, here is a quick update on all the research activities that SWIFT Institute is carrying out...

Sibos in review: Banking low-risk clients in high-risk jurisdictions

Compliance experts at Sibos 2016 explored the implications of de-risking and the possible solutions.

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Euro surpasses RMB in traditional trade finance

SWIFT RMB Tracker shows the euro is now the second-most-active currency for trade finance, whilst the RMB slips to position number three

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.

SWIFT’s KYC Registry crosses 3,000-member milestone

Industry utility continues its momentum, as customers report a 45 percent reduction in the time it takes to complete the KYC process

SWIFT CISO Marc Hofmann speaks at FT Banking Summit 2016

Chief Information Security Officer underlines the security challenge facing all financial organisations on cyber panel


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


SWIFT goes live with new eLearning platform

SWIFTSmart revolutionises training programme with digital courses and social learning capabilities

SWIFT’s messaging traffic grows by 15.8% in West Africa

Figures released at the SWIFT Business Forum West Africa show that the region has outperformed the total growth of SWIFT globally

From Geneva to Toronto

SWIFT at Sibos brought together three senior SWIFT executives to review Sibos 2016 and look ahead to next year’s event in Toronto

Latin American central banks enhance transparency with SWIFT

Eight central banks across the region embrace a collaborative approach to financial crime compliance

Sibos in review: Compliance highlights

Compliance was top of mind at Sibos 2016. Read all the compliance coverage from SWIFT at Sibos and Sibos Issues.

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SWIFT on the future of correspondent banking at IIF Annual Meeting

Harry Newman, SWIFT’s Head of Banking, points to a new era in correspondent banking at Institute of International Finance’s Annual Meeting

CIPS accelerates the internationalisation of the RMB

MI Forum Magazine: strategic collaboration between CIPS and SWIFT yields dividends

Lloyds Bank extracts real value from its trusted relationship with The KYC Registry

SWIFT’s Registry saves time, increases consistency, and makes cumbersome processes easier

More than 100 countries are now using the RMB for payments with China and Hong Kong

SWIFT’s latest RMB Tracker shows that 57 countries have crossed the 10% RMB threshold

Uruguay’s Central Bank modernizes its payments system with SWIFT

The Central Bank’s real-time gross settlement system is now live on SWIFT
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