Statement on Covid-19 Precautions

27 March 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to escalate around the world, impacting millions. SWIFT, like other financial institutions, has put in place strong measures to protect the health and wellbeing of its employees and community while ensuring very robust business and operational continuity plans.

The majority of our staff are now working from home, except those in critical roles that require onsite access. We have canceled or postponed in-person community events through the end of May and are evaluating closely those that come after. All of our locations are closed to visitors and we continue to prohibit staff travel.

All of our systems and services function as normal, and FIN message volumes have increased nearly 17% year to date.  We have strong business continuity plans in place for all of our critical services with the ability to continue 24/7 operations in a crisis situation. We are ready to activate these plans if necessary.

SWIFT’s actions continue to evolve based on the local situation and the advice of international and national authorities. We will continue to keep the community updated on this page. Customers can also access answers to frequently asked questions in the SWIFT Knowledge Base (login required).