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9 February 2018

Global LEI Foundation and SWIFT Introduce the First Open Source BIC-to-LEI Relationship File

As announced in the recent Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF) Press Release, SWIFT and GLEIF have collaborated to provide the First Open Source BIC-to-LEI Relationship File

As announced in the recent Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF) Press Release, SWIFT and GLEIF have collaborated to provide the First Open Source BIC-to-LEI Relationship File. This file provides the associated BIC and LEI codes of entities that have both identifiers, easing the data reconciliation for these two key, widely used and recognised, entity identifiers. It will be downloadable from GLEIF’s website on a monthly basis for free, starting yesterday (8 February 2018), and at a later stage this year from www.swift.com.

Hervé Valentin, Head SWIFTRef, SWIFTSWIFTRef’s Head, Hervé Valentin, comments: “Supporting industry’s reference data challenges in the payment area has always been at the heart of SWIFTRef’s mission. This collaboration with GLEIF is a tangible example of our commitment to serve the industry beyond payments reference data, and a recognition of SWIFTRef’s expertise in entity data management.” 

It is through SWIFTRef – SWIFT’s global reference data utility - that the mapping of the two identifiers is performed, leveraging SWIFTRef’s recognised expertise. SWIFTRef is SWIFT’s historical provider of accurate payment reference data. Dedicated teams of data experts collect and validate information from official issuers and owners of the data for the different SWIFTRef solutions, ensuring accurate, actionable and timely data delivery to its community of Financial Institutions and Corporates. SWIFTRef has recently extended its coverage by helping financial institutions face operational challenges related to Regulatory compliance and reporting, Risk management and Due diligence with a dedicated offering. Discover more.

Supporting industry’s reference data challenges in the payment area has always been at the heart of SWIFTRef’s mission. This collaboration with GLEIF is a tangible example of our commitment to serve the industry beyond payments reference data, and a recognition of SWIFTRef’s expertise in entity data management.

Hervé Valentin, Head of SWIFTRef, SWIFT

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