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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.

2. Read carefully the following documents

  • The SWIFT Compatible Application Programme Overview
  • The criteria document linked to the market segment you are applying for (see table below)
  • The technical validation guide linked to the designation you are applying for (if applicable)

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 2021 SWIFT Compatible Application compliance validation until 31st May 2021.

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 2021 Technical Validation Apply (1)
Payments TechVal e-form
RTGS TechVal e-form
gpi   e-form
Market Segment: Trade
Label Criteria 2021 Technical Validation Apply (1)
Trade Finance TechVal e-form
Market Segment: Corporates
Label Criteria 2021 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 2021 Technical Validation Apply (1)
Reconciliation TechVal e-form
Market Segment: Alliance Add-on
Label Criteria 2021 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 swift.com and an e-ordering profile are required to submit the Request for Certification form.

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

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

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