Operational status

Get real-time information on the status of SWIFT's systems and messaging services, as well as information on planned maintenance and business continuity testing

Availability statistics

SWIFT's systems and services are offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These statistics show the availability of the FIN and SWIFTNet core services.

Availability by service
December 2016 YTD
FIN Core Global 100.000% 99.997%
SWIFTNet Core Global 100.000% 100.000%
Availability by service in European zone
December 2016 YTD
FIN Core EU 100.000% 99.999%
SWIFTNet Core EU 100.000% 100.000%
Availability by service in Trans-Atlantic zone
December 2016 YTD
FIN Core TA 100.000% 99.994%
SWIFTNet Core TA 100.000% 100.000%
Availability by number of providers
YTD 4Q 2016
Dual providers? Alliance Connect Gold Connections YTD Downtime minutes YTD Availability
No 254 4,058.13 99.9968%
Yes 444 3,351.37 99.9985%
Grand total 698 7,409.50 99.9979%

Planned maintenance of SWIFT services

Planned maintenance of SWIFTNet messaging services

SWIFT organises planned maintenance and business continuity testing, which occur during Allowable Downtime Windows (ADW). These windows begin on Saturday at 16:00 GMT. During these periods, the SWIFTNet messaging services (FIN, InterAct, FileAct and Browse) are subject to interruption as described below:


  • Maintenance window: During these periods, which can last for 2, 8 or 12 hours, the SWIFTNet messaging services may experience intermittent periods of connectivity loss or of service interruption. Exceptionally, longer periods of service disruption may occur within the window.
  • Business continuity testing and cold start testing: These tests can last for 12 hours. However, the Cold Start simulation community test requires a dedicated extended window of 16 hours. During these periods, the SWIFTNet messaging services are subject to short interruptions. Extended interruptions may occur for the duration of the window.

View the ADW schedule for the current year


Planned maintenance of other SWIFT services

SWIFT performs system changes and maintenance of the following services. During these periods, the services may be unavailable either for the whole duration of the downtime, or intermittently.


Services Maintenance starts Maintenance ends
SWIFTNet Integration Testbed Friday 12:00 GMT Saturday 08:00 GMT
Alliance Lite test Tuesday 12:00 GMT Tuesday 17:00 GMT
Aliance Lite live Saturday 05:00 GMT Sunday 17:00 GMT
Alliance Lite2 live Saturday 12:00 GMT
Extended ADW: Saturday 14 January 11.00 GMT
Extended ADW: Saturday 21 January 06:00 GMT
Extended ADW: Saturday 25 March 06:00 GMT
Sunday 04:00 GMT
Extended ADW: Sunday 15 January 04.00 GMT
Extended ADW: Sunday 22 January 04:00 GMT
Extended ADW: Sunday 26 March 04:00 GMT
Alliance Lite2 test Saturday 12:00 GMT
Friday 13 January 08.30 GMT
Friday 20 January 07:00 GMT
Extended ADW: Saturday 21 January 06:00 GMT
Friday 27 January 07:00 GMT
Friday 03 February 07:00 GMT
Friday 10 February 07:00 GMT
Extended ADW: Saturday 25 March 06:00 GMT
Sunday 04:00 GMT
Friday 13 January 09.30 GMT
Friday 20 January 14:00 GMT
Extended ADW: Sunday 22 January 04:00 GMT
Friday 27 January 14:00 GMT
Friday 03 February 12:00 GMT
Friday 10 February 14:00 GMT
Extended ADW: Sunday 26 March 04:00 GMT
Alliance Remote Gateway live Saturday 12:00 GMT
Extended ADW: Saturday 14 January 11.00 GMT
Extended ADW: Saturday 21 January 06:00 GMT
Extended ADW: Saturday 25 March 06:00 GMT
Sunday 04:00 GMT
Extended ADW: Sunday 15 January 04.00 GMT
Extended ADW: Sunday 22 January 04:00 GMT
Extended ADW: Sunday 26 March 04:00 GMT
Alliance Remote Gateway test Saturday 12:00 GMT
Friday 13 January 13 08.30 GMT
Friday 20 January 07:00 GMT
Extended ADW: Saturday 21 January 06:00 GMT
Friday 27 January 07:00 GMT
Friday 03 February 07:00 GMT
Friday 10 February 07:00 GMT
Extended ADW: Saturday 25 March 06:00 GMT
Sunday 04:00 GMT
Friday 13 January 09.30 GMT
Friday 20 January 14:00 GMT
Extended ADW: Sunday 22 January 04:00 GMT
Friday 27 January 14:00 GMT
Friday 03 February 12:00 GMT
Friday 10 February 14:00 GMT
Extended ADW: Sunday 26 March 04:00 GMT
Business Intelligence services Monday 10:00 GMT Monday 12:00 GMT
Name Screening Saturday 15:00 GMT Sunday 05:00 GMT
Sanctions Screening live Saturday 15:00 GMT Sunday 05:00 GMT
Sanctions Screening test Friday 18:00 GMT Sunday 05:00 GMT
Trade Services Utility live Saturday 15:00 GMT Sunday 05:00 GMT
Trade Services Utility test Friday 18:00 GMT Sunday 05:00 GMT
Planned maintenance on swift.com

SWIFT.COM services

Due to maintenance activities, Watch and related products will be unavailable on Tuesday 17 January 2017 between 05:00 and 08:00 GMT.

A maintenance page will be displayed during this timeframe for external services.

The following services will be impacted:

  • Daily Validation Reports (DVR)
  • Watch Analytics
  • Watch Banking Insights
  • Watch for Securities
  • Watch Billing Analytics
  • Watch Message Cost Analytics
  • Compliance Analytics Config Tool
  • Compliance Analytics
  • Accord Reporting

Due to maintenance activities, IDM will be unavailable between Saturday 28 January 2017 16:00 GMT and Sunday 29 January 02:00 GMT.

It may impact:

  • swift.com self-registration
  • swift.com password reset
  • swift.com identity management including user management for payable services like BI and SWIFTRef

MyStandards

Due to deployment activities, MyStandards will be subject to interruption.

2017 Q1 and Q2 system maintenance planned on the below dates:


  • Tuesday 10 January 2017
  • Tuesday 24 January 2017
  • Tuesday 07 February 2017
  • Tuesday 21 February 2017
  • Tuesday 07 March 2017
  • Tuesday 21 March 2017
  • Tuesday 04 April 2017
  • Tuesday 18 April 2017
  • Tuesday 02 May 2017
  • Tuesday 16 May 2017
  • Tuesday 30 May 2017
  • Tuesday 13 June 2017
  • Tuesday 27 June 2017

All those deployments might result in service interruption which we try to minimize as much as possible. Downtime will be typically limited to less than 15 minutes.