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Swift Compatible Application

What is covered?

The Swift Compatible Application programme is available for applications connecting to Swift via Swift Alliance Access for all Swift-related market segments. Each category comes with a specific set of criteria, designed to reflect the capability of an application to provide interoperability with a Swift environment. Criteria are typically re-evaluated every year.

You will frequently find Swift Compatible listed as a requirement in requests for proposal for fintech applications, as it provides a higher comfort level to customers seeking Swift interoperability.

How to apply for a Swift Compatible Application verification for your product or application

  1. Register
  2. Read carefully the documents
  3. Complete and submit the application e-form
  4. Complete the technical validation process
  5. Complete the functional validation
  6. Verify customer satisfaction

1. Register

If you haven’t already registered under our Swift Partner Programme, you’ll need to do this first. You can do this here.

If you are already registered under the Swift Partner Programma and want to apply for the Swift Certified Specialist programme for the first time; complete and submit a Partner Business Interest Form (please choose Swift Certified Specialist as Business Interest).

If you want to renew your label for 2024, complete the e-form of your choice below.

2. Read carefully the following documents

3. Complete and submit the application e-form

Apply by completing the e-form for of your choice. It is required to fill in one e-form for each Application you want to validate as compatible under a specific category. We will review and validate your application and respond within 10 working days. 

You can apply for the 2024 Swift Compatible Application compliance validation until 31st May 2024. Applications received after that date can be refused by Swift at its sole discretion.

For more information on the Swift Compatible Application programme, please contact your Swift relationship manager or send an email to

4. Complete the technical validation process

Perform the tests as laid down in the technical validation documentation available below.

5. Complete the functional validation

After the technical validation has been completed successfully, the application must be demonstrated to Swift business experts, who will assess it for compliance with Swift.

6. Verify customer satisfaction

We will carry out a customer survey to verify satisfaction with the overall end-user experience.

Market Segment: Payments
Label Criteria 2024 Technical Validation Apply (1)
Payments TechVal e-form
GPI   e-form
Market Segment: Securities 
Label Criteria 2024 Technical Validation Apply (1)
Funds TechVal e-form
Securities Settlement TechVal e-form
Corporate Actions TechVal e-form
Collateral Management TechVal e-form
Market Segment: Trade
Label Criteria 2024 Technical Validation Apply (1)
Trade Finance TechVal e-form
Market Segment: Corporates
Label Criteria 2024 Technical Validation Apply (1)
Cash Management TechVal e-form
Treasury TechVal e-form
Trade Finance TechVal e-form
GPI for Corporates   e-form
Market Segment: Cross-Market
Label Criteria 2024 Technical Validation Apply (1)
Reconciliation TechVal e-form
Market Segment: Alliance Add-on
Label Criteria 2024 Technical Validation

Apply (1)

Alliance Monitoring Add-on   e-form
Alliance Screening Add-on   e-form
Alliance Operational Add-on   e-form

SAA Adapters technical validation documents

Reference data documents

 (1) Registration on and an e-ordering profile are required to submit the Request for Certification form.

  • To register on, click here
  • To request an e-ordering profile, please follow this link, then click on Accesses > Edit, select Ordering and save your profile. The administrator of your organisation will need to approve this request

For help, see the registration and administration user guide and the related Knowledge Base tip.