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A secure, global platform for sharing KYC data

Customer due diligence and KYC are essential to protect the global financial system from money laundering and financing of illegal and criminal activities.

The registry is a secure global platform providing predefined data fields and document types to standardise and streamline the data collection process.

To date, more than 7000 financial institutions are using Swift’s KYC Registry to both publish their KYC data and receive data from their counterparties. It is recognised as the accepted standard for correspondent banking due diligence. The registry has been extended to corporate and non-bank financial institution customers of Swift to help simplify the KYC process across the community.

Swift KYC Registry: Building trust across the community
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Swift KYC Registry: Building trust across the community

Ready to join the KYC Registry?

A standardised way for sharing KYC data

Predefined data fields and document types enable you to consolidate all your KYC data requests through one central platform.

Control who can access your data

Remain in control of who has access to your KYC data at all times with a complete audit trail of all activities.

Accelerate your KYC processes globally

The registry has been built in collaboration with banks across the globe who have agreed on a common set of data and document types to be used for KYC.

Join the KYC Registry

Simplify your KYC process.

Document centre

Last update: 21 March 2024

KYC Registry ordering guide

What you need to do to complete your order.

Last update: 21 March 2024

KYC Registry onboarding guide

Get up and running on The KYC Registry as quickly as possible

Last update: 14 February 2024

KYC Registry for Corporates

Streamlining the KYC process for corporates


Case study

How HSBC is streamlining its KYC and AML checks

Find out how HSBC tackles this complex task using Swift's data solutions

Case study

KYC Registry - BNP Paribas testimonial

BNP Paribas improves client experience and enhances operational efficiency with the KYC Registry.

Case study

KYC Registry - Lloyds Bank Case Study

Lloyds Bank looks forward to building on trusted relationships with The KYC Registry

How to get started?

Gather your data

Identify all the information you need, where it is currently held, and any processes that might be in place for approval or maintenance.

Create your account

Create your own account on, fill in the required fields, and then register your account to an institution.

Start to contribute

Input your KYC information on the registry. Swift’s operations team will conduct a “four eyes” check, making sure it is correct, compliant and safe.

Share your information

Grant access to the relevant entities so that they can access to your KYC documents.

KYC Registry can help your organisation be more efficient


Correspondent Banking

It is a regulatory requirement for banks to perform KYC checks on their correspondents as well as their corporate customers. The KYC Registry is used by over 5,500 financial institutions to manage the KYC exchange process across the world.

Swift for Corporates


Corporate treasury teams have to answer to multiple, overlapping KYC requests from different banks. Swift’s KYC Registry provides a central platform for corporates to manage and share their KYC data and documents in a standardised way to their banks