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SWIFT launches multi-bank gpi payment initiation and tracking service for corporates

16 July 2019

Over 50 of the world’s largest banks and corporates already signed up

Built in conjunction with banks and corporates, we’ve introduced a new enhancement to SWIFT gpi enabling multi-banked corporates to initiate and track payments across multiple banks directly from their treasury and payment systems.

More than 50 of the world’s largest companies – including LVMH, Microsoft and Petronas – have already signed up to SWIFT gpi for corporates.

Sebastian Rojas, Product Manager, GPI for Corporates, SWIFTMulti-bank payment initiation & tracking

Addressing the needs of multi-banked corporates

The go-live follows a successful pilot with 22 corporates and banks – including Airbus, Booking.com, General Electric, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas, Citi, Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan, Societe Generale and Standard Chartered Bank (see full list of pilot members at the bottom of the page) – that collaborated to scope the project, define the standard and business practices, and test the functionality within their treasury systems.

Corporates are already able to check the status of gpi payments through each of their individual banking partners’ portals. Now, SWIFT gpi for corporates addresses the needs of multi-banked corporates, affording them a single centralised and standardised view across all their banking partners.

Giving treasurers visibility, transparency and control

The service allows corporates to track all their payments in real-time, facilitating more accurate reconciliation, and preventing costly and time-consuming investigations.

SWIFT gpi for corporates:

  • allows banks to give users visibility, transparency and control of their entire payment flows
  • provides treasurers with full transparency over fees and FX so that they can identify the most efficient ways to send their payments around the world
  • relieves corporates of the need to adapt their systems for each individual bank they work with.

In developing the service, SWIFT worked with banks and corporates as well as with leading treasury software providers including, Bellin, FIS, Kyriba and SAP, all of which have integrated SWIFT gpi for corporates into their applications.

GPI for Corporates

"It creates a rule book which standardises and centralises their multi-bank information, providing unrivalled visibility, as well as saving them time and money. Over 50 corporates and banks, including nine of the ten top cash management banks, have already signed up, and we expect this number to grow significantly in the coming months,” said Marc Delbaere, Head of Corporates and Trade at SWIFT.

Hear what banks, corporates and vendors are saying about gpi for corporates

“An increasing number of banks are offering gpi tracking through their individual portals which works well for companies that only work with one bank, but not so much for a multinational business dealing with multiple banks. SWIFT gpi for corporates solves this by creating a centralised view of multi-bank information, enabling us to track our payments all in one place,” Olivier Valanchauskas, Head of Airbus Treasury Platforms.

"It is great to see the recent success and adoption of gpi by financial institutions. However, prior to gpi for corporates, SCORE members were required to implement gpi directly with each bank, which limited the value of having direct SWIFT connectivity. Thanks to the launch of gpi for corporates, we will now be able to directly leverage our SWIFT infrastructure to receive the full benefits of gpi. We look forward to getting started!" Peter Kim, Senior Manager, Treasury Technology at Google.

“Improving our clients’ ability to enable and track cross-border payments continues to be a key focus of FIS’ corporate treasury offering. We’re excited to continue our work with SWIFT to create innovative products that are cost effective and improve efficiency and transparency,” Martin Boyd, head of Capital Markets at FIS.

Customers signed up to gpi for corporates

AccessPay

Air Liquide

Airbus*

Alstom

Bank of America Merill Lynch*

Bank of China

BBVA*

Bellin

BNP Paribas*

Booking.com*

Borealis*

Citi*

Darling
Deutsche Bank*

Deutsche Telekom

FIS

General Electric*
GTreasury

HSBC

Hyundai Glovis

IATA*

ING

Intesa Sanpaolo

J.P. Morgan*

Kyriba

Louis Dreyfus

LVMH*

Maybank

Microsoft*

National Australia Bank*

Natixis

Naval

Nokia

Nordex
NSG

OpusCapita

Petronas

Pingan

Roche*

RTL Group*

SABB

Sarens

Saudi Aramco

Sinochem

SITA

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation*
Société Générale*

Standard Chartered Bank*

SWIFT Treasury

Toyota Motors

Unicredit*

Unified Post

Customers signed up to gpi for corporates

AccessPay

Air Liquide

Airbus*

Alstom

Bank of America Merill Lynch*

Bank of China

BBVA*

Bellin

BNP Paribas*

Booking.com*

Borealis*

Citi*

Darling
Deutsche Bank*

Deutsche Telekom

FIS

General Electric*
GTreasury

HSBC

Hyundai Glovis

IATA*

ING

Intesa Sanpaolo

J.P. Morgan*

Kyriba

Louis Dreyfus

LVMH*

Maybank

Microsoft*

National Australia Bank*

Natixis

Naval

Nokia

Nordex
NSG

OpusCapita

Petronas

Pingan

Roche*

RTL Group*

SABB

Sarens

Saudi Aramco

Sinochem

SITA

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation*
Société Générale*

Standard Chartered Bank*

SWIFT Treasury

Toyota Motors

Unicredit*

Unified Post

(*) Pilot user

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