SWIFT and Accenture outline path to Distributed Ledger Technology

New paper analyses the opportunities and challenges of distributed ledger technology in financial services; identifies key factors for success


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SWIFT Business Forum Switzerland urges banks to embrace collaborative innovation

Swiss financial community comes together to discuss innovation, transformation and the need for collaboration to secure the future of our industry

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SWIFT kicks off pilot for global payments innovation initiative

21 banks piloting SWIFT’s new initiative to improve cross-border payments

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Total messages 2016 Growth YTD Network availability 2016
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Innotribe selects 12 semi-finalists to compete in the second annual African Startup Challenge

12 companies will compete in Mauritius on 18 May and get the chance to take their innovative solutions to the next level

UK jumps ahead of Singapore as the second largest offshore RMB clearing centre

40% of all payments made between the UK and China/Hong Kong are exchanged in RMB

Life and work in Kuala Lumpur – a conversation with Tanguy Thiran

Life and work in Kuala Lumpur

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to participate in the SWIFT African Regional Conference

Gates Foundation to join SWIFT in Mauritius to discuss how digital financial services and technologies can promote financial inclusion in Africa

Philippines aiming for inclusion with modernisation and standardisation

Over 400 gather at Philippines Business Forum. Community address pressing issues of technology and compliance versus their ambitions of internationalising Philippines.

University of Warwick wins the SWIFT Institute Challenge

The ‘HADU’ Student team from the Warwick Business School named winners of the inaugural SWIFT Institute Challenge on ‘Remittances via Banks’

SWIFT gets SWIFTSmart with new eLearning platform

New platform will support remote training with digital courses and social learning capabilities to encourage peer interaction across the SWIFT community.

New ‘Change Request Forum’ will enhance the standards maintenance process

SWIFT introduces the standards ‘Change Request Forum’

Bolivia’s banking community adopts SWIFT’s KYC

A move that further strengthens compliance programs across the Latin America region

SWIFT to launch new payments data quality service

Collaborative initiative expands SWIFT’s financial crime compliance portfolio to support new FATF Recommendation 16 requirements for wire transfers

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