Business Forum London 2018 wrap-up
The theme of ‘seizing the opportunity’ draws record registrations to SWIFT’s Business Forum London 2018. More than 1,300 UK business leaders and industry experts registered for the SWIFT Business Forum London.
Opening the event, Javier Pérez-Tasso, Chief Executive of the Americas & UK at SWIFT introduced the importance of collaborating to innovate, while managing risk, as key themes for the day.
Delegates arrived at Tobacco Dock to the news that HSBC, one of the world’s largest banks, had become the latest global bank to pledge its support for SWIFT’s global payment innovation (gpi) service.
To date, 160 financial institutions around the world are committed to SWIFTgpi, with nearly 50 currently live on the service and more to follow. SWIFTgpi dramatically increases the speed, transparency and traceability of cross-border payments for users, allowing banks to credit payments to end beneficiaries within minutes -- many within seconds.