A secure, global platform for sharing KYC data
Customer due diligence and KYC is essential in order to protect the global financial system from money laundering and financing of illegal and criminal activities.
Multi-jurisdictional anti-money laundering (AML) regulations require banks to collect specific information and documentation on their corporate and correspondent banking relationships. Collecting data to perform the necessary checks can be lengthy and complex.
SWIFT’s KYC Registry has been designed in collaboration with banks from across the globe to address these challenges. The KYC Registry is a secure global platform providing predefined data fields and document types to help standardise and streamline the data collection process.
To date, more than 5,500 financial institutions are using the KYC Registry to both publish their KYC data and receive data from their correspondent banks. It is recognised as the accepted standard for correspondent banking due diligence. The registry has now been extended to corporate customers of SWIFT to help simplify the KYC process between banks and corporates.
SWIFT opens its KYC Registry to Corporates
SWIFT’s market leading global registry is now open to corporate customers.
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.
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 swift.com, 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
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.
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