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SWIFT African Regional Conference 2017

16 to 18 May 2017 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Landscape

Payments standards changes for 2020 and why you should act now

SWIFT FIN Standards Release 2020 prepares the community for a more systematic approach to compliance

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Customer Security Programme (CSP)

Reinforcing the security of the global banking system

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Mitigating fraud risk through strengthened payment operations

New info paper explains how to protect your institution and your community

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

Innotribe

Irofit Technologies, Sokowatch & Vugapay win Innotribe’s 2017 Startup Challenge for Africa

Winning startups receive a 10,000 EUR cash prize each and will share their insights about FinTech innovation in Africa with the global financial community during Sibos

Compliance

Compliance executives to increase investment in RegTech as geopolitical risks heighten

Global AML survey shows RegTech improves organisations’ abilities to tackle financial crime

Regional Conference

SWIFT’s messaging traffic grows by 15.2% in Africa

Figures released at SWIFT’s 24th African Regional Conference in Abidjan show Africa has outperformed total growth of SWIFT globally

Innotribe

Innotribe names 10 companies to compete in the Startup Challenge Africa

The successful startups will pitch their products in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on 17 May 2017 during SWIFT’s African Regional Conference

Regional Conference

Côte D’Ivoire’s Minister of Economy & Finance to open SWIFT African Regional Conference in Abidjan

Minister Adama Kone will give keynote address on 16 May 2017

Renminbi

London ranks first for offshore RMB FX transactions

SWIFT’s latest RMB Tracker shows that more than one-third of offshore RMB FX transactions are conducted with the United Kingdom

GPI

Leading global transaction banks kick off blockchain proof of concept with SWIFT gpi

SWIFT’s proof of concept will determine if distributed ledger technology can help banks reconcile their nostro accounts in real time

SWIFTRef

SWIFT updates reference data service

SWIFTRef’s Bankers World Online query tool undergoes a facelift, adds improved search fields and simplified navigation for easier access to reference data

Company Information

Media FAQ: Shadow Brokers

Allegations surrounding attempts to gain unauthorised access to data at two service bureaux.

Corporates

Asian corporates joining SWIFT doubles in the past two years

In 2016, 46 corporates in Asia Pacific adopted SWIFT to communicate with their banking partners around the globe

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