Statement on Covid-19 Precautions

14 April 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to escalate around the world, impacting millions. SWIFT, like 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.

All of our systems and services function as normal and are coping well with heightened activity, as FIN message volumes have increased approximately 17% year to date.

The majority of our staff are now working from home, except those in critical roles that require onsite access. All of our locations are closed to visitors and we continue to prohibit staff travel.

We have canceled or postponed in-person community events through August. And, after much consultation with customers, exhibitors and other stakeholders, have taken a decision to cancel the Sibos physical event scheduled to take place in Boston from 5-8 October 2020. We are exploring options to launch some world-class industry thought leadership content digitally that week and beyond, and will update www.sibos.com as these plans take shape.

SWIFT’s actions continue to evolve based on the local situation and the advice of international and national authorities. 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.

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).