Industry themes

The trends driving change across the financial world.

From distributed ledger technology to artificial intelligence, a wide range of influences are driving radical change in the financial world.

Meanwhile, central pillars of the industry like security, compliance and standardisation have never been more critical.

Find out more below on the key topics and trends affecting our community, and how SWIFT is helping our members tackle these challenges.

Industry themes

Topic

Anti-money laundering

Anti-money laundering (AML) compliance is one of the most costly and challenging issues facing the industry today. We’re working with our community to identify risks, strengthen procedures and improve efficiency.

Message

How to leverage payment data and analytics to mitigate compliance risk

5 key steps compliance professionals need to take to better harness payment data for compliance risk and achieve greater efficiencies.
Message

Preparing for the compliance challenge of real-time, cross-border payments

Cross-border payments are undergoing a major transformation to facilitate real-time frictionless payments, forcing the governing institutions to raise the bar on what...
Product

European MI projects - Single Market Infrastructure Gateway (ESMIG) and EURO1

Be ready for the next generation of Europe’s payments market infrastructure

Topic

Real-time payments

Innovative real-time payment services are transforming the global financial landscape

Message

The future of payments: instant, accessible, ubiquitous

Our bold vision for the future of payments and the path to get there.
Topic

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)

Understanding the potential to transform the financial industry.

Need

Global financial messaging solutions

Every day, financial institutions and businesses depend on secure, reliable and rapid exchange of millions of financial messages over SWIFT

Need

Operational excellence

For financial institutions and market infrastructures achieving operational excellence requires deep expertise

Need

Cloud solutions

With lighter footprints and faster times to market, our cloud solutions allow you to focus on your core business.

Need

Adopting ISO 20022

With numerous ISO 20022 projects underway, participants must evaluate the collective impact of these initiatives upon their businesses

Need

Unlock the intelligence in your data

There’s a wealth of intelligence and business value in your day-to-day message flows. We’ll help you to unlock it

Need

Preparing for business changes

Equip yourself through training, consulting and support

Need

Financial Market services

Enhanced regulatory demands, increased regionalisation, and new technologies are driving macro-level market shifts