Operational status

Get real-time information on the status of SWIFT's systems and messaging services, as well as information on planned maintenance and business continuity testing

Availability statistics

SWIFT's systems and services are offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These statistics show the availability of the FIN and SWIFTNet core services.

Availability by service
August 2016 YTD
FIN Core Global 100.000% 100.000%
SWIFTNet Core Global 100.000% 100.000%
Availability by service in European zone
August 2016 YTD
FIN Core EU 100.000% 100.000%
SWIFTNet Core EU 100.000% 100.000%
Availability by service in Trans-Atlantic zone
August 2016 YTD
FIN Core TA 100.000% 100.000%
SWIFTNet Core TA 100.000% 100.000%
Availability by number of providers
YTD 2nd quarter 2016
Dual providers? Alliance Connect Gold Connections YTD Downtime minutes YTD Availability
No 243 3,479.88 99.9942%
Yes 418 2,696.47 99.9974%
Grand total 661 6,176.35 99.9962%

Planned maintenance of SWIFT services

Planned maintenance of SWIFTNet messaging services

SWIFT organises planned maintenance and business continuity testing, which occur during Allowable Downtime Windows (ADW). These windows begin on Saturday at 16:00 GMT. During these periods, the SWIFTNet messaging services (FIN, InterAct, FileAct and Browse) are subject to interruption as described below:


  • Maintenance window: During these periods, which can last for 2, 8 or 12 hours, the SWIFTNet messaging services may experience intermittent periods of connectivity loss or of service interruption. Exceptionally, longer periods of service disruption may occur within the window.
  • Business continuity testing and cold start testing: These tests can last for 12 hours. However, the Cold Start simulation community test requires a dedicated extended window of 16 hours. During these periods, the SWIFTNet messaging services are subject to short interruptions. Extended interruptions may occur for the duration of the window.

View the ADW schedule for the current year


Planned maintenance of other SWIFT services

SWIFT performs system changes and maintenance of the following services. During these periods, the services may be unavailable either for the whole duration of the downtime, or intermittently.


Services Maintenance starts Maintenance ends
SWIFTNet Integration Testbed Friday 12:00 GMT Saturday 08:00 GMT
Alliance Lite test Tuesday 12:00 GMT
Exceptional ADW Wednesday 3 August 15:00 GMT
Tuesday 17:00 GMT
Wednesday 3 August 17:00 GMT
Aliance Lite live Saturday 05:00 GMT Sunday 17:00 GMT
Alliance Lite2 live Saturday 12:00 GMT
Extended ADW Saturday 27 Aug 06.00 GMT
Sunday 04:00 GMT
Sunday 04.00 GMT
Alliance Lite2 test Saturday 12:00 GMT
Friday 26 August 11.00 GMT
Friday 9 Sept 10.00 GMT
Friday 28 Oct 09.00 GMT
Friday 9 December 11.00 GMT
Sunday 04:00 GMT
Friday 26 August 16.00 GMT
Friday 9 Sept 18.00 GMT
Friday 28 Oct 15.00GMT
Friday 9 December 16.00 GMT
Alliance Remote Gateway live Saturday 12:00 GMT
Extended ADW 27 Aug Saturday 06.00 GMT
Sunday 04:00 GMT
Sunday 04.00 GMT
Alliance Remote Gateway test Saturday 12:00 GMT
Friday 26 August 11.00 GMT
Friday 9 Sept 10.00 GMT
Friday 28 Oct 09.00 GMT
Friday 9 December 11.00 GMT
Sunday 04:00 GMT
Friday 26 August 16.00 GMT
Friday 9 Sept 18.00 GMT
Friday 28 Oct 15.00GMT
Friday 9 December 16.00 GM
Business Intelligence services Monday 10:00 GMT Monday 12:00 GMT
Sanctions Screening live Saturday 15:00 GMT Sunday 05:00 GMT
Sanctions Screening test Friday 18:00 GMT Sunday 05:00 GMT
Trade Services Utility live Saturday 15:00 GMT Sunday 05:00 GMT
Trade Services Utility test Friday 18:00 GMT Sunday 05:00 GMT
Planned maintenance on swift.com

    Due to maintenance activities, swift.com e-Forms service will be unavailable on Tuesday 04 October 2016 between 05:00 and 12:00 GMT.
    A maintenance page will be displayed during this timeframe
    Due to deployment activities, MyStandards will be subject to interruption.
    2016 Q3 and 2016 Q4 system maintenance planned on the below dates:
    • Tuesday 20 September 2016
    • Tuesday 04 October 2016
    • Tuesday 18 October 2016
    • Tuesday 01 November 2016
    • Tuesday 15 November 2016
    • Tuesday 29 November 2016
    • Tuesday 13 December 2016
    • Tuesday 27 December 2016
    Due to deployment activities, MyStandards will be subject to interruption.
    2017 maintenance planned on the below dates:
    • Tuesday 10 January 2017
    • Tuesday 24 January 2017
    • Tuesday 07 February 2017
    • Tuesday 21 February 2017
    • Tuesday 07 March 2017
    • Tuesday 21 March 2017
    All those deployments might result in service interruption which we try to minimize as much as possible. Downtime will be typically limited to less than 15 minutes.