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
April 2016 YTD
FIN Core Global 100.000% 100.000%
SWIFTNet Core Global 100.000% 100.000%
Availability by service in European zone
April 2016 YTD
FIN Core EU 100.000% 100.000%
SWIFTNet Core EU 100.000% 100.000%
Availability by service in Trans-Atlantic zone
April 2016 YTD
FIN Core TA 100.000% 100.000%
SWIFTNet Core TA 100.000% 100.000%
Availability by number of providers
YTD 1st quarter 2016
Dual providers? Alliance Connect Gold connections Downtime minutes Availability
No 237 1285.53 99.9956%
Yes 411 2696.47 99.9947%
Total 648 3982.00 99.9951%

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 Tuesday 17:00 GMT
Aliance Lite live Saturday 05:00 GMT Sunday 17:00 GMT
Alliance Lite2 live Saturday 12:00 GMT
Extended ADW 19 Mar Saturday 07.00 GMT
Extended ADW 11 Jun Saturday 06:00 GMT
Extended ADW 25 Jun Saturday 06:00 GMT
Sunday 04:00 GMT
Sunday 04:00 GMT
Sunday 04:00 GMT
Sunday 04:00 GMT
Alliance Lite2 test Saturday 12:00 GMT
Friday 13 May 07.00GMT
Friday 27 May 08.00 GMT
Friday 3 Jun 08.00 GMT
Extended ADW 19 Mar Saturday 07.00 GMT
Extended ADW 11 Jun Saturday 06.00 GMT
Extended ADW 25 Jun Saturday 06.00 GMT
Friday 8 Jul 09.00 GMT
Sunday 04:00 GMT
Friday 13 May 14.00GMT
Friday 27 May 13.00 GMT
Friday 3 Jun 13.00 GMT
Sunday 04:00GMT
Sunday 04.00 GMT
Sunday 04.00 GMT
Friday 8 Jul 14.00 GMT
Alliance Remote Gateway live Saturday 12:00 GMT
Extended ADW 19 Mar Saturday 07.00 GMT
Extended ADW 11 Jun Saturday 06.00 GMT
Extended ADW 25 Jun Saturday 06.00 GMT
Sunday 04:00 GMT
Sunday 04:00 GMT
Sunday 04:00 GMT
Sunday 04:00 GMT
Alliance Remote Gateway test Saturday 12:00 GMT
Friday 13 May 07.00GMT
Friday 27 May 08.00 GMT
Friday 3 Jun 08.00 GMT
Extended ADW 19 Mar Saturday 07.00 GMT
Extended ADW 11 Jun Saturday 06.00 GMT
Extended ADW 25 Jun Saturday 06.00 GMT
Friday 8 Jul 09.00 GMT
Sunday 04:00 GMT
Friday 13 May 14.00GMT
Friday 27 May 13.00 GMT
Friday 3 Jun 13.00 GMT
Sunday 04:00 GMT
Sunday 04.00 GMT
Sunday 04.00 GMT
Friday 8 Jul 14.00 GMT
Business Intelligence services Monday 10:00 GMT Monday 12:00 GMT
Sanctions Screening live Saturday 15:00 GMT
Tuesday 00:05 GMT
Thursday 00:05 GMT
Sunday 05:00 GMT
Tuesday 00:20 GMT
Thursday 00:20 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, SAP OTC (S10) and related swift.com services will be unavailable on Saturday 28 May 2016 08:00 and 16:00 GMT and will be subject to short interruption between Saturday 28 May 2016 16:00 and Sunday 29 May 2016 00:00 GMT
    • The following services will be impacted:
    • SAP OTC services:
    • ordering
    • SWIFT.COM services:
    • BIC download
    • MyConfig
    • Credit Card payment
    • Customer Contact Management
    • Swift.com e-Forms
    • Education Goes On-Line
    • Leased Line Usage Reporting
    • Identity Management
    • Institution Administrative Profile
    • Interface Configurator
    • Key Client Portal
    • Online Billing Information
    • Order Management Tool
    • RMA Reporting
    • Secure Channel
    • Swift Online Directories
    • SWIFTNet Services Directory
  • Due to maintenance activities, Watch and related products will be unavailable Saturday 28 May 2016 between 06:30 and 08:30 GMT. A maintenance page will be displayed during this timeframe.
    • The following services will be impacted:
    • External and Internal
    • Watch Analytics
    • Watch Insights
    • Watch for Securities
    • Compliance Analytics
    • Compliance Analytics Config tool
    • Accord Reporting
  • Due to deployment activities, MyStandards will be subject to interruption on below dates.
    • For 2016 Q2 and 2016 Q3 system maintenance on the below dates:
    • Tuesday 17 May 2016
    • Tuesday 31 May 2016
    • Tuesday 14 June 2016
    • Tuesday 28 June 2016
    • Tuesday 12 July 2016
    • Tuesday 26 July 2016
    • Tuesday 09 August 2016
    • Tuesday 23 August 2016
    • Tuesday 06 September 2016
    • Tuesday 20 September 2016
    • 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.