All SWIFT articles

  • Sanctions

    ICA Insight: Russia sanctions frequently asked questions


    Jake Plenderleith of the International Compliance Association answers selected questions from attendees of a recent ICA webinar on Russian sanctions intended to help provide clarity on what firms can do to protect themselves from exposure.

  • Westpac

    Westpac sets aside $570M to resolve money laundering violations


    Westpac has set aside AUS$900 million (U.S. $570 million) for a potential fine with Australian enforcement authorities related to a money laundering scandal and for allegations of facilitating child exploitation in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.

  • Blog post

    SWIFT to open KYC platform to corporates


    SWIFT announced the scheduled opening of its Know Your Customer platform, The KYC Registry, to corporates.

  • Blog post

    SWIFT solution combats fraudulent payments


    SWIFT, a secure financial messaging service, announced the introduction of Payment Controls, an in-network solution to combat fraudulent payments and help strengthen customers’ existing security.

  • Blog post

    SWIFT introduces universal real-time payment tracking


    SWIFT recently announced the extension of its gpi Tracker to cover all payment instructions sent across the network, enabling gpi banks to track all their SWIFT payment instructions at all times, and giving them full visibility over all their payments activity.

  • Blog post

    Australia rolls out real-time payments


    Australia has publically launched its New Payments Platform, a landmark payments industry initiative designed and constructed to fundamentally improve how consumers, companies, and governments transact with one another.

  • Blog post

    SWIFT and CSDs join forces to advance blockchain for post-trade


    SWIFT and seven central securities depositories have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to demonstrate how distributed ledger technology could be implemented in post-trade scenarios.

  • Article

    Financial services seeks stronger cyber-safeguards


    A rising tide of sophisticated cyber-thievery has the financial services industry scrambling to improve its electronic defenses. But can they find a solution before the next big heist?

  • Blog post

    SWIFT: New payment controls service bolsters cyber-crime controls


    SWIFT, a global member-owned cooperative and a provider of secure financial messaging services, announced a new real-time payment controls service to complement and strengthen its customers’ existing fraud controls.

  • Blog post

    TrapX releases deception-based security solution


    TrapX, a deception-based cyber-security defense provider, recently released the world’s first deception-based security solution specifically designed to protect the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) financial networks.

  • Blog post

    Reval and SWIFT announce partnership


    A new agreement reached between SWIFT and Reval means that corporate treasury teams using the Reval Cloud Platform for automated cash and liquidity management can now join the SWIFT messaging network to connect their bank accounts anywhere in the world.