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Online lookup

The online service offers a comprehensive web query tool for the manual look-up of payments reference data. Users who have registered for one of the SwiftRef online products can access the service via the SwiftRef Portal.

Log in to the SwiftRef Portal

Data manual download

Using the manual download option, customers who have acquired one or more of the SwiftRef directories in file format can download the product from the SwiftRef Portal.

All files are in txt and xml format and present compressed packages which comprise full, delta and other data sets.

Files are available on a monthly basis, which are included in your subscription. Should you require a more frequent update of data, SwiftRef also offers a daily feed.

Log in to the SwiftRef Portal

Web service – Data Automated Download

Do you want to maximise speed and efficiency with integrating the SwiftRef data into your back-office systems? The automated download service is the solution. 

With the automated download service, you can program the downloads of the SwiftRef file-based products and bundles, to feed automatically into your back-office systems using our web service solution. 

Files are available on a monthly basis. A daily download option is also available.

Please find on the Knowledge Centre all the technical specifications.

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FileAct – Data Automated Download

SwiftRef file-based products and bundles can also be delivered through FileAct in a store-and-forward mode, a service offered by the Swift Network.

The service allows you to receive monthly and daily updated directories automatically over FileAct, enabling direct and secure transfer to your back-office. The option offers an alternative to downloading over the internet (Automated Download web service).

On the monthly publication date, or daily if subscribed, Swift will load the directories in your FileAct store-and-forward queue. You can then fetch the files for further automated processing into your internal applications.

Please find on the Knowledge Centre all the technical specifications.

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SwiftRef APIs

SwiftRef APIs offer financial institutions, corporates, and third-party service providers an automated data look-up service for real-time identification and validation of payments reference data. These APIs are designed to be embedded into customer applications, by providing greater rate of payments straight-through processing and improve customer experience. 

With SwiftRef APIs, developers can benefit from easy access to an accurate and complete set of reference data.

Discover the SwiftRef APIs service through the Swift Developer Portal.

Please find on the Knowledge Centre all the technical specifications.

Discover the Developer Portal Visit the Knowledge Centre

Please note that while every effort is made to maintain high performance and scalability, the overall performance of web services depends on application logic, network – and most importantly, underlying messaging and transport protocols.