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Last update: 1 September 2015

How the Financial Industry Should Approach Digital Transformation

An easy caricature of the regulators of the banking industry is that new regulations act as barriers to entry.

Last update: 1 July 2015

SWIFT for ISO 20022 Regulatory Reporting

The EU is in the process of rolling out multiple overlapping and complex transaction reporting regimes, each serving...

Last update: 1 July 2015

Guidelines for the next generation of Real-Time Retail Payments Systems (RT-RPS)

The case for implementing real-time retail payments is becoming increasingly apparent. The use of mobile technology has...

Last update: 1 June 2015

Power Women in FinTech - Bridging the gender diversity gap

FinTech is not only considered to be a disruptive force to the banking status quo, it is also viewed as an “equalising”...

Last update: 1 June 2015

The Millennial Generation and the Future of Finance: A Different Kind of Trust

Millennials are sometimes considered to have a more relaxed attitude to work than their predecessors, and are assumed to...

Last update: 1 October 2014

New Aite report: Sibos 2014 Deliberations on the Digital Age

This report rounds up the key discussion topics from the event and evaluates how some of these reflect SWIFT's five-year...

Last update: 1 September 2014

The Capital Markets Industry: The Times They Are A Changin’

The past 5 years have seen unprecedented change in global capital markets. Buy-side and sell-side participants...

Last update: 24 July 2014

Intraday liquidity reporting

The case for a pragmatic industry solution

Last update: 1 June 2014

ISO 9362:2014 BIC Implementation - Changes and impacts 

The Business Identifier Code (BIC) is a standard established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)...

Last update: 1 January 2014

Innovation in Financial Services: The Elastic Innovation Index Report

We were asked to study innovation in the financial services sector using the Elastic Innovation Index. As part of our...