About Us

SWIFT is the way the world moves value. We do this every single instant of every single day, right across the world. No other organisation can address the scale, precision, pace and trust that this demands.

SWIFT is unique. We were established to find a better way for the global financial community to move value – a reliable, safe and secure approach that the community can trust, completely. We have constantly evolved in an ever-changing landscape, without undermining that trust. Nearly five decades on, our vibrant community reflects the complexity and diversity of the financial ecosystem.

Today, goods and services move more quickly and across greater distances than ever before, so value needs to move further and faster too. Our vision is for a world in which payments are not only trusted but instant. We innovate tirelessly, test exhaustively, then implement fast. In a connected and challenging era, our approach has never been more relevant. There’s no other organisation like us anywhere in the world. Without us the world would be a very different place. We’re trusted every instant.

7.8+ billion FIN messages 99.999 % SWIFTNet availability 200+ Countries and territories
99.998 % FIN availability 11,000+ Institutions connected
Careers at SWIFT
Whether you’re taking the first steps in your career, or looking for a new challenge in an international environment, we can help you realise your vision as part of our future. In the race for a challenging career, there are two winners – you and SWIFT.

SWIFT Partner programme

SWIFT Partner programme
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SWIFT Partner programme
Partners programme
Our Partner Programme helps SWIFT customers to make well-informed purchasing and implementation decisions, and providers to differentiate their offerings in a crowded market place.

Media Centre

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SWIFT Corporate Brochure

SWIFT: The global financial messaging provider

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About us

SWIFT history

SWIFT was founded in the 1970s, based on the ambitious and innovative vision of creating a global financial messaging service, and a common language for international financial messaging.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility
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Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Social Responsibility
Our business is global. SWIFT works with and for financial communities across the globe. We know this is a privilege as well as a responsibility, and we are committed to making a positive impact wherever we can.

Who we are

Mission, vision and values

SWIFT is driven and defined by its vision, mission and three core values: Excellence, Community and Innovation.

SWIFT and data

Privacy is a fundamental commitment at SWIFT, an essential component of our core services and integral to the SWIFT environment.

Organisation and Governance

SWIFT is a cooperative society under Belgian law and is owned and controlled by its shareholders.


General Information about SWIFT shareholders


The latest SWIFT Annual Review and Consolidated Financial Statements.

SWIFT FIN Traffic & Figures

An overview of daily and monthly FIN traffic patterns for the payments, securities and treasury markets.

History of SWIFT

Learn how SWIFT has been serving its community of users for over 40 years.


As a neutral global cooperative, SWIFT is defined by its community of users around the world. At SWIFT we believe we can achieve more together.

Partners & Service Bureaux

With an aim to better serve our community, SWIFT engages in partnerships with providers that offer services and applications for the financial community.

Innovation and Research

Transformational innovation and thought leadership

Public responses

We analyse and respond to legal and regulatory public participatory initiatives. Access our recent responses.


This section contains key legal information and documentation related to SWIFT’s corporate, contractual and compliance frameworks.

Today SWIFT has a clear mission, mandate and purpose and is on firm footing for the future.
Javier Pérez-TassoCEO, SWIFT
Customer Security Programme
The Customer Security Programme (CSP), aims to improve information sharing throughout the community, enhance SWIFT-related tools for customers and provide a customer security control framework.