SWIFT Community Update – Focus on South Africa: Customer Insights – How will gpi help the market?

23 Feb 2021

Launched in 2017, SWIFT global payments innovation (gpi) has transformed cross-border payments, providing speed, transparency and traceability across the payment journey. Louise Mostert, Senior Country Manager South Africa at Read More →

SWIFT Community Update – Focus on South Africa: Technology Evolution: Delivering the New SWIFT Platform

10 Feb 2021

Sending payments across borders requires high levels of collaboration, communication, and trust. And that experience should be as straightforward, simple, and secure as possible. By transforming the SWIFT platform to Read More →

SWIFT Community Update – Focus on South Africa: SWIFT Strategy – Our Vision for Instant, Frictionless Payments and Securities

25 Jan 2021

Over the next two years and beyond, SWIFT will deliver on an exciting strategic roadmap for and with its global community of 11,000 institutions, expanding SWIFT’s capabilities beyond financial Read More →

SWIFT Community Update – Focus on South Africa: The Future of Payments in an Evolving Digital Landscape

12 Jan 2021

The global payments industry is undergoing major change and transformation. With the rate of change accelerating, the financial industry must continue to evolve and innovate in order to stay ahead Read More →

ISO 20022: The Payments Data Revolution

23 Nov 2020

Building on the transparency and speed of SWIFT gpi, the next big improvement in cross-border payments will result from better quality payments data enabled by the adoption of the ISO Read More →

9 Key Takeaways from SWIFT at Sibos 2020

20 Nov 2020

From our bold new strategy to enable instant, frictionless transactions to ISO 20022 adoption, fighting fraud, new technologies and more, we break down the top 10 takeaways from SWIFT at Sibos’ Read More →

SWIFT Pilots New Service for Low Value Cross-border Payments

18 Nov 2020

On 1 October 2020, SWIFT announced plans for a new service to help banks improve the experience for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and consumers who send low-value payments across Read More →

Fighting Institutional Fraud in the New Normal

09 Sep 2020

Combating fraud is one of the most challenging aspects of the modern financial ecosystem, especially in times of crisis. When the world goes through a period of instability or rapid Read More →

Jamie Dimon to Deliver Opening Keynote at Sibos 2020

20 Aug 2020

Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co, will deliver the opening keynote at Sibos 2020, the world’s premier financial Read More →

SWIFT Brings the Financial Community Together Online for Sibos 2020

22 Jul 2020

This year, global member-owned cooperative and leading provider of secure financial messaging services, SWIFT, has announced it will host Sibos – the world’s premier financial services event – online and Read More →

SWIFT African Regional Conference 2020

09 Dec 2019

We are delighted to announce that the SWIFT African Regional Conference (ARC) will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, on 21-23 April 2020. ARC is an annual event bringing together Read More →

SWIFT: Universal Payment Confirmations – All You Need to Know

17 Sep 2019

The SWIFT global payments innovation (gpi) service is the largest change in cross-border payments over the last 30 years and is the new standard. SWIFT gpi dramatically improves the customer Read More →

SWIFT: Payments - Looking to the Future

28 Aug 2019

In June 2019, SWIFT published a vision paper, ‘Payments: Looking to the future’, setting out a vision for the future of how value will be exchanged by financial institutions Read More →

SWIFT: Embracing the Digital Economy

05 Jul 2019

SWIFT’s 26th African Regional Conference (ARC) was the largest yet, gathering more than 600 participants from 55 countries in Accra, Ghana, to talk about the future of Africa’s financial services Read More →

SWIFT: Corruption, Cybercrime and Compliance – Managing the Risks

28 May 2019

Written by Alois Maluvu, Financial Crime Compliance expert, SWIFT Managing risk in financial institutions has never been more complex. As cyber-attacks continue to evolve and increase in frequency and sophistication, cyber security Read More →

SWIFT’s 2019 African Regional Conference in Ghana with President Nana Akufo-Addo Delivering Keynote

29 Apr 2019

SWIFT will hold the 26th edition of the African Regional Conference (ARC) on 18-20 June 2019 in Accra, Ghana. The President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo, Read More →

SWIFT gpi - Unlocking The Future of Correspondent Banking

05 Dec 2018

The payments industry faces immense pressure on multiple fronts. Waves of technological advances, regulatory scrutiny, and changes in consumer and client behaviours and expectations, are having a significant impact on Read More →

What will African transaction banking look like in the future?

02 Oct 2018

In June 2018, SWIFT published a white paper exploring the trends in transaction banking in Africa. The paper reveals that cross-border banking has evolved over the last five years, with Read More →

What’s Driving Change in African Cross-Border Payments?

26 Sep 2018

According to a new white paper by SWIFT examining Africa’s cross-border payment landscape, intra-Africa payments and clearing is increasing in importance and there is a rise in the use of Read More →

SWIFT Data Shows More Goods and Services Bought and Sold within Africa

20 Sep 2018

A new white paper from SWIFT, mapping commercial payment flows against financial flows in Africa, reveals that that intra-Africa payments and clearing is increasing in importance. It also points to Read More →

SWIFT is a global member-owned cooperative and the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services.

We provide our community with a platform for messaging, standards for communicating and we offer products and services to facilitate access and integration; identification, analysis and financial crime compliance.

Our messaging platform, products and services connect more than 11,000 banking and securities organisations, market infrastructures and corporate customers in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to communicate securely and exchange standardised financial messages in a reliable way.

As their trusted provider, we facilitate global and local financial flows, support trade and commerce all around the world; we relentlessly pursue operational excellence and continually seek ways to lower costs, reduce risks and eliminate operational inefficiencies.

Headquartered in Belgium, SWIFT’s international governance and oversight reinforces the neutral, global character of its cooperative structure. SWIFT’s global office network ensures an active presence in all the major financial centres.

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