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Stop high risk transactions in their tracks

Flexible screening configurations and routing rules

SWIFT’s screening solution allows you to efficiently and effectively screen your transactions in real-time, and harness the richer data provided by ISO 20022 messaging.

Transaction Screening offers an additional layer of customisation to make sure you only screen what you need to. Create your own rules and apply them to transactions that meet specific criteria, like message type, currency or destination, and choose whether to block or allow flagged messages to continue. Implement exception or suppression rules to reduce false positives and apply an optional ‘four-eyes’ workflow for additional security.

Real-time, smart screening for an ISO 20022 world

SWIFT’s Transaction Screening service screens your messages in real-time against over 70 comprehensive, up-to-date sanctions lists. Our new Smart Screening allows you to leverage the structured data fields in MTs and ISO 20022 messages to enhance your screening process and reduce false positives.

We take care of the complexities for you: hosting, managing and maintaining the sanctions lists, and screening engine, including advanced fuzzy screening (to detect misspellings, abbreviations and phonetic similarities) and sensitivity thresholds.

Screen all your transactions in one place

Part of our screening and fraud solutions, Transaction Screening is hosted in a single portal alongside our Name Screening and Payment Controls solutions. After signing up to Transaction Screening, customers will immediately gain access to our look-up tool for single names, which are screened against Sanctions Lists. Customers can easily upgrade to include screening against Politically Exposed Persons (PEP), Relatives, and Close Associates (RCA) lists and Adverse media.

As the portal is a fully managed service that requires no infrastructure, your institution can be quickly up and running. We take care of the heavy lifting, leaving you free to act on the results.

Independent quality assurance

For added reassurance, SWIFT conducts regular reviews and independent tests of the effectiveness of Transaction Screening. These reports provide transparency around filter capabilities, as well as generic and user specific filter configuration settings.

Got a question about Transaction Screening? Get in touch with our experts