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SWIFT unveils new instant payments solution for Europe

Instant payment gateway will deliver single, low cost access to multiple market operators

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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

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

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Standards

Caribbean CSDs sign SWIFT’s ISO 20022 Harmonisation Charter

Central Securities Depositories in Barbados and Jamaica’s are now poised to support regional and international initiatives

Company Information

SWIFT and Fox-IT reconfirm cyber cooperation during Belgian state visit to the Netherlands

Memorandum of understanding cements cyber security cooperation

SWIFT Institute

SWIFT Institute issues cyber challenge to Canadian students

SWIFT Institute Student Challenge offers Canadian students reward for new cyber security solutions

Renminbi

Euro surpasses RMB in traditional trade finance

SWIFT RMB Tracker shows the euro is now the second-most-active currency for trade finance, whilst the RMB slips to position number three

Compliance

SWIFT’s KYC Registry crosses 3,000-member milestone

Industry utility continues its momentum, as customers report a 45 percent reduction in the time it takes to complete the KYC process

Training

SWIFT goes live with new eLearning platform

SWIFTSmart revolutionises training programme with digital courses and social learning capabilities

Business Forum

SWIFT’s messaging traffic grows by 15.8% in West Africa

Figures released at the SWIFT Business Forum West Africa show that the region has outperformed the total growth of SWIFT globally

Compliance

Latin American central banks enhance transparency with SWIFT

Eight central banks across the region embrace a collaborative approach to financial crime compliance

Company Information

SWIFT appoints new Chief Information Security Officer

Marc Hofmann appointed as Chief Information Security Officer

Renminbi

More than 100 countries are now using the RMB for payments with China and Hong Kong

SWIFT’s latest RMB Tracker shows that 57 countries have crossed the 10% RMB threshold

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