The KYC Registry

A secure, shared platform to exchange standardised Know Your Customer data

The KYC Registry: the information you need for KYC compliance

There are more than 1.3 million bilateral correspondent relationships across the industry. That’s a huge administrative burden for banks each time a relationship is added, or information needs updating. Yet it’s never been more important to ensure that due diligence on your correspondents and their downstream relationships is thorough, timely and accurate.  

The KYC Registry meets the need for an efficient, shared platform for managing and exchanging standardised Know Your Customer (KYC) data. SWIFT has worked with the world’s largest correspondent banks to define a set of data and documentation that addresses KYC requirements across multiple jurisdictions.

It’s completely free to upload your documentation to the Registry and share it with the institutions you select. SWIFT validates the data rigorously, informs you if it’s incomplete or needs updating, and alerts your correspondents whenever your data changes

Ask your correspondents to share their information via the Registry for maximum efficiency.

Last update: 
2 July 2018

KYC Registry - Lloyds Bank Case Study

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

Available separately as part of SWIFT’s Customer Security Programme (CSP), the KYC Registry Security Attestation Application is an open access tool for all SWIFT users to submit their self-attestation data against SWIFT’s Customer Security Controls Framework.

The KYC Registry: It's all about you

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The KYC Registry: It's all about you

The KYC Registry: better than ever

Learn how three new KYC Registry features are making it easier than ever to increase know your customer efficiency.

Single source of high-quality, comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional data

Information on The KYC Registry has been defined by the industry to meet KYC requirements across jurisdictions. It’s extensively validated and presented in a standardised format. Learn how Lloyd’s bank is deriving real value by using the Registry.

SWIFT Traffic Profile adds unique insight

The SWIFT Traffic Profile provides a neutral and factual snapshot of your exposure to sanctions risk via your FI network. Complements information in the Registry

KYC Adverse Media

New service supports your Customer Due Diligence (CDD) with comprehensive, high-quality news and public information

Ready to join the KYC Registry?

Here’s everything you need to get started.

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Read about The KYC Registry

Our document centre has factsheets, adoption guides and everything you need to know about The KYC Registry.

Plan how to work

The KYC Registry lets you manage your workflow simply and efficiently. First, define the list of legal entities you want to include. You also need to choose your users/administrator and assign roles to them.

Upload your institution’s data

When you’re ready to upload data to the Registry, we’ll guide you through the steps and validate the data before publication.

Get the benefits

Now you’re ready to start using The KYC Registry. It’s simple to share and receive data about your counterparties.

The KYC Registry can help your organisation be more efficient

Global banks

End multiple requests for the same information by multiple departments. Now you can rely on high-quality KYC data from a single source: The KYC Registry.

Regional banks

Respond to your key correspondents with high-quality, validated KYC data that meets their requirements across all the jurisdictions where you do business together.

Funds players

Solve the problem of multiple requests, formats and requirements from counterparties and intermediaries. The KYC Registry is your single source for exchanging standardised, validated KYC data.

Central banks

The KYC Registry offers financial institutions a global best practice standard for KYC information, increasing transparency and promoting effective compliance.