Optimise sanctions compliance with pinpoint precision

Our unique shared services approach can help you standardise and optimise your screening processes in line with market practice.

The expansion of international sanctions and governmental efforts to fight terrorism pose evolving challenges for compliance departments.

You are now required to screen transactions and customers against rapidly growing lists of sanctioned individuals and organisations. Automated filtering tools often generate false positives and false negatives, meaning follow-up searches must be conducted manually, which is time consuming and risky.

Take control of sanctions compliance with maximum accuracy and efficiency using our modular set of shared services. These include transaction and name screening against standardised sanctions lists, along with integrated reporting and case management.

Sanctions compliance solutions

Sanctions Screening

Sanctions Screening is an innovative SWIFT-hosted transaction screening solution that combines a filter with a database of updated sanctions lists.

  • Fully managed solution
  • No infrastructure
  • Up-to-date lists
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Name Screening

New SWIFT hosted solution combines a web-based screening application, automatic sanctions list updates, alerts and case management.

  • Web-based screening tool
  • Rapid compliance with requirements
  • Robust data security
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Sanctions Testing

Use this secured SWIFT hosted service and leverage our compliance expertise to test, fine-tune and optimise transaction, customer and PEP filters.

  • Independent assessment
  • Automated, web-based service
  • Reduces false-positives
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Sanctions List Distribution

Download public sanctions lists in a standardised format when updates are published by regulators, increasing efficiency and mitigating cost and risk.

  • Quickly identify changes
  • Download updates in XML
  • Standardise data format and content
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Expert Consultancy

Our range of professional services and consultancy, from standardised service packages to strategic advice, can be closely tailored to your needs.

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Sanctions List Monitor

Free service for member institutions notifies you immediately by email of changes to specified sanctions lists.

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About SWIFT’s sanctions compliance solutions

Sanctions solutions were the natural starting point for SWIFT’s compliance services portfolio. Their success demonstrates the efficacy of SWIFT’s hosted services model.

Launched in 2012, Sanctions Screening provides over 700 small and midsized institutions with simple, cost-effective transaction screening. Now, we’ve added Name Screening as a complementary solution – meaning we have your screening needs covered.

If you already have transaction, PEP or name screening filters in place, we can help you optimise their performance. Sanctions Testing is used by the world’s largest banks and leading insurers make sure their filters are working correctly – and demonstrate this internally and to overseers.

With the help of SWIFT and our filter supplier, we’ve reduced our customer screening filter alerts by 40 percent, and alerts for our main payment screening filter by 60 percent.

Richard Moore,
Managing Director and Group Head of Financial Crime & Security Services, DBS

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