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
March 2016 YTD
FIN Core Global 100.000% 100.000%
SWIFTNet Core Global 100.000% 100.000%
Availability by service in European zone
March 2016 YTD
FIN Core EU 100.000% 100.000%
SWIFTNet Core EU 100.000% 100.000%
Availability by service in Trans-Atlantic zone
March 2016 YTD
FIN Core TA 100.000% 100.000%
SWIFTNet Core TA 100.000% 100.000%
Availability by number of providers
YTD 4th quarter 2015
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 18 Mar 10.00 GMT
Friday 6 May 09.00 GMT
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 18 Mar 11.00 GMT
Friday 6 May 14.00 GMT
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 18 Mar 10.00 GMT
Friday 6 May 09.00 GMT
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 18 Mar 11.00 GMT
Friday 6 May 14.00 GMT
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 on Saturday April 30 from 17:00 to 18:00 GMT, the Case Manager in SWIFT Support will not be available.
    Also during these interruptions you will not be able to change your personal profile on swift.com.
    For urgent requests, please call the Support hotline by phone. Support phone numbers are available on http://www.swift.com/support/support_contacts.page
  • Due to maintenance activities, Watch and related products will be unavailable Tuesday 26 April 2016 between 04:00 and 06:25 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, swift.com e-Forms will be unavailable on Thursday 21 April 2016 between 04:00 and 07:15 GMT.
    A maintenance page will be displayed during this timeframe.