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LCH signs up to SWIFT’s ISO 20022 Harmonisation Charter

As the first CCP to sign the Charter, LCH leads the way for efficient market adoption of ISO 20022 for collateral management

Reference Data Management Maturity: Ripe for Change

How regular testing and tuning can give you sanctions compliance peace of mind

Industry experts discuss sanctions compliance best practice in this new SWIFT info paper.

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Bitso, Quotanda, and Destacame win Innotribe Startup Challenge for Latin America

Innotribe run its first annual showcase for Latin America on Wednesday 29 June in Mexico City, in partnership with SWIFT’s Latin America Regional Conference (LARC). The three selected startups win a 10,000 USD prize each and a chance to share their insights about innovation with FinTech experts at Sibos

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Securities

Global securities reporting: Industry trends, challenges and future perspectives

DLT

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

Compliance

Countdown to compliance

Help is at hand for securities firms implementing ISSA’s Financial Crime Compliance Principles

Careers

Bringing swift.com to life – a conversation with Katja Mader

From 2014 to 2015, Katja Mader led the SWIFT Studio Team in cooperation with the SWIFT IT department on a mission to deliver a superior user experience for the millions of website visitors swift.com receives annually. In this interview, Katja sheds light on the reinvention of swift.com and how her team turned the website into a tool that truly supports SWIFT’s business and global community.

Market Infrastructure

Japan’s Payments Systems: Digitisation, Globalisation & Innovation

New paper analyses the payments and settlements landscapes in Japan, compared with global trends, and gives insight into the ongoing development and renewal journey of Japan’s Payment Systems.

Cyber Security

SWIFT underlines the credentials of its Customer Security Programme at industry cyber security event

SWIFT’s Head of Banking and Payments underscores the importance of the programme in reinforcing the security of global banking

Cyber Security

Cyber security in the financial industry

Join the cyber conversation. Watch this four-part series examining cyber security in the financial industry: learn about the threats, the risks, and which actions need to be taken to stay ahead of the criminals.

Compliance

Addressing the unintended consequences of de-risking

New paper provides insights into what banks can do to protect their correspondent connections

Market Infrastructure

SWIFT joins CIPS in Shanghai for a roundtable on financial market infrastructures

Global executives from SWIFT joined CIPS in Shanghai for a roundtable on financial markets infrastructures, attended by over 30 participants from CFETS, China Clear, Shanghai Clearing House, and China Bond

Business Forum

Ukranian SWIFT community gathers for first business forum in Kiev

Over 120 members of the Ukranian financial community come together to discuss standards, compliance and corporate access

Standards Forum

Achieving Harmony with ISO 20022

Three days of events focus on Standards in New York
Top executives from global banks and market infrastructures met at SWIFT’s New York offices in May 2016 for the fourth Market Infrastructure Summit. The day’s agenda focused on the execution of the ISO 20022 Harmonisation Charter, i.e. how to turn the Charter best practice principles into an operational reality. Each of the key principles was extensively discussed: sharing information, publishing service information on MyStandards, adhering to market practices, and introducing alignment around message versions and release cycle management.

Business Forum

SWIFT Benelux Forum attracts record numbers

Over 150 members of the Benelux financial community gather to discuss fintech, compliance and the future of the payments market