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


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

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


The future of payments: instant, accessible, ubiquitous

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

Anti-money laundering (AML)

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.


Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)

Understanding the potential to transform the financial industry.


Financial Crime Compliance (FCC)

Remaining compliant with ever-changing financial crime regulation is challenging and expensive. We aim to help you deliver efficiently and effectively


Global financial messaging solutions

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


Operational excellence

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


Cloud solutions

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


Real-time payments

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


Adopting ISO 20022

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


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


Preparing for business changes

Equip yourself through training, consulting and support


Financial Market services

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