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White papers

Explore our white papers on a variety of industry topics.

Last update: 11 July 2016

Information paper - Addressing the unintended consequences of de-risking

Industry insights into the impact of de-risking, and what banks can do to protect their correspondent connections

Last update: 19 April 2016

Swift on distributed ledger technologies

White paper analyses the opportunities and challenges of distributed ledger technology in financial services; identifies...

Last update: 18 April 2016

ISO 20022 Harmonisation Best Practice

The paper describes the initiative that Swift has undertaken with the industry, which brings consistency to the rollout...

Last update: 14 January 2016

Speeding up Financial Integration in ASEAN and beyond

The development of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) offers an excellent opportunity for companies in the region as...

Last update: 30 November 2015

Standards – A Value Proposition for Regulators

Norms, models, rules, measures, systems, principles, prescriptions or standards: at the heart of society itself you will...

Last update: 1 October 2015

Global Payments 2015 Listening to the customer's voice

The payments and transactions-banking businesses are evolving at a dizzying pace.

Last update: 1 October 2015

How China’s FinTech will change how the world thinks about banking

With digitalisation, blockchain and FinTech high on the agenda of banks, the disruption of financial services looks like...

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...