Shared Infrastructure Programme

The Shared Infrastructure Programme defines operational standards for third-party service bureaux offering SWIFT connectivity - ensuring quality, security and reliability.

The Shared Infrastructure Programme – what does it offer?

There are a number of ways you can connect to the SWIFT network. As an alternative to a direct connection to SWIFT, users can opt to use an indirect or shared connectivity. Users who decide to connect through an entity not belonging to their own corporate group can do so via a service bureau.

To help customers in their due diligence when engaging with a service bureau, SWIFT’s Shared Infrastructure Programme (SIP) provides a supporting framework. 

The SIP defines eligibility criteria, roles and responsibilities, as well as legal, financial and operational requirements that service bureaux must meet at all times. In addition, SWIFT performs additional checks, including on-site inspections, to verify compliance at specific moments.

SWIFT regularly reviews and adapts the SIP to reflect market and technical developments and the evolving threat landscape.

The service bureau is responsible for its own service provision and for its continued compliance with the SIP towards SWIFT.

Register as a SWIFT service bureau

choose the right provider for their needs and enables service bureaux to position themselves in the market.

Skills certification

A SWIFT service bureau must meet the programme’s specified skills certification requirements.

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Last update: 
28 December 2018

Shared Infrastructure Programme Policy

This document sets out SWIFT's policy with regard to service bureaux that offer shared infrastructure services in...
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28 December 2018

Shared Infrastructure Programme Terms and Conditions - 2019

This document governs the relationship between SWIFT and the service bureaux that offer shared infrastructure services...
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  • Terms and Conditions
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28 December 2018

Security and Operational Framework - 2019

This document establishes a set of mandatory security controls for service bureaux participating in the Shared...
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