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Swift Finally Brings 24/7 Payments to Life

Swift says it has finally brought 24/7 global payments to life for transfers destined to Europe. According to a statement by Swift, the European Payment Council’s One-Leg-Out Instant Credit Transfer scheme (OCT Inst), now enables payments to and from Europe to be processed 24 hours… Read More

Payments Fintech Fiserv Enables Swift Connectivity for Financial Institutions via Partner Program

Fiserv, Inc. (NYSE: FI), a global provider of payments and financial services technology solutions, has expanded its longstanding relationship with Swift by joining the Swift Partner Program as a Platform Partner. As a Partner, Fiserv will “enable connectivity to Swift APIs and enhance support for… Read More

Wise and Swift Partner on Cross Border Payments

Swift, a global financial messaging service that is used by just about everyone to transfer value, has partnered with Wise (LSE:WISE) – a stealth bank that got its start in low-cost transfers. According to a statement by Swift, the partnership will enable users to complete… Read More

Swift Tests Blockchain, Deems Tokenization Experiment a Success, Looks to the Future of Mass Digital Asset Adoption

Swift, a global financial services firm that is relied upon by more than 11,500 financial services organizations around the world, has announced a successful blockchain test deemed to show the potential for tokenized assets in the future. According to a statement by Swift, an experiment… Read More

Swift Cross-Border Payments Processing Speed Reportedly Exceeds G20 Target

Swift announced strong progress toward goals set by the G20 for enhancing cross-border payments, reporting that 89% of transactions processed on its network reach recipient banks within an hour. That’s ahead of speed targets “set by the Financial Stability Board to achieve one-hour processing for… Read More

European Fintech Nexpay Expands Services with SWIFT Payments in 23 Currencies

Nexpay, a Lithuanian Electronic Money Institution (EMI) providing business banking solutions for digital companies, has announced its enhanced service offering by adding SWIFT payments in 23 currencies. This strategic move caters “to the evolving needs of digital businesses worldwide and advances Nexpay‘s ambition to bring… Read More

CBDCs: Banking Institutions See “Clear Potential and Value” in Swift’s CBDC Connector After Sandbox Collab

Swift announced further progress on its experimental solution for interlinking Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), reporting that 18 central and commercial banks found “clear potential and value” in the API-based CBDC connector after a comprehensive review. The cooperative “published the findings of the 12-week period… Read More

SWIFT, MonetaGo Deliver Key Milestone in Combatting Trade Finance Fraud

SWIFT and MonetaGo have achieved an important milestone in the global fight against fraud and duplicate financing, “with the live launch of the Trade Financing Validation Service provided by MonetaGo over the global SWIFT network.” This is “the first third party service, in trade, available… Read More

SWIFT Innovation to Support International Use of CBDCs, Tokenized Assets

SWIFT has reportedly shown that Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and tokenized assets can “move seamlessly on existing financial infrastructure – a major milestone towards enabling their smooth integration into the international financial ecosystem.” The findings, from two separate experiments, “solve the significant challenge of… Read More

Standard Chartered Completes Pilot of Trade Financing Validation Service

Standard Chartered (LON: STAN) has completed an “industry-first” pilot testing of the Trade Financing Validation Service provided by MonetaGo over SWIFT, “to mitigate the risks of duplicate trade finance fraud on a global scale.” With a view to effectively detecting, deterring and preventing duplicate financing,… Read More

Impel Introduces SWIFT, SEPA Alternative via XDC Network

Impel and the XDC Network (XinFin) recently announced the launch of Impel, an alternative solutions platform for quickly and securely “sending ISO 20022-compliant financial messages.” It includes the option “to add $XDC as collateral for instant settlement and a bridge to the R3 Corda platform… Read More

CBDCs: New Experiments Pave Way for Global Payments Using Central Bank Digital Currencies

  SWIFT, in collaboration with Capgemini, is conducting new experiments to test how we can interlink domestic CBDCs and “take the next step towards seamless cross-border payments involving digital currencies.” Interest in Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) is “on the rise.” A report from the… Read More

EBA CLEARING, SWIFT, The Clearing House to Offer Pilot Service for Faster Cross-Border Payments

EBA CLEARING, SWIFT and The Clearing House (TCH) announced that they intend to introduce a pilot service for “immediate” cross-border (IXB) payments “with the support of banks from both sides of the Atlantic.” The pilot service “is scheduled to begin by the end of this… Read More

European Union Removes “Selected” Russian Banks from SWIFT, Central Bank of Russia Tries to Reassure Population as Putin’s Criminal War Rages On

While the humanitarian crisis grows in Ukraine and Russia’s unprovoked war rages on, the European Union (EU) announced that selected Russian banks have been removed from the SWIFT messaging system. While the names of the bank were not immediately available, any on the list will… Read More

What is SWIFT? And Why is it Important?

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication or SWIFT, is in the news quite a bit as of late as discussions are ongoing as to whether Russia should be disconnected from the platform following its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and ongoing war terrorizing the country…. Read More

SWIFT to Explore Tokenized Assets, May Expand Network into Digital Asset Market

Working with Clearstream, Northern Trust, SETL and others, SWIFT plans experiments in Q1 2022 in order to “explore how it can support interoperability in the development of the tokenized asset market.” Relative to digital currencies and stablecoins, the current market cap of tokenized assets is… Read More

UniCredit, JPMorgan Team Up on SWIFT Go Payment Transactions between Europe and the US

UniCredit and J.P. Morgan (NYSE: JPM) have teamed up for the SWIFT Go project – a transformative new service that “enables small businesses and consumers to send fast, highly secure, and competitively priced low-value cross-border payments anywhere in the world.” As mentioned in the announcement:… Read More

DBS to Offer Real-Time Digital Cross-Border Incoming Payment Tracking

DBS (SGX:D05) has introduced real-time online tracking of cross-border collections for companies in India through a partnership with SWIFT Global Payments Innovation (gpi). DBS is reportedly first bank in India and the Asia-Pacific region to provide this service to customers, which should benefit around 4,000… Read More

MonetaGo Provides Solution to Address Duplicate Financing Fraud in Global Trade Finance Industry

MonetaGo, a Fintech-focused services provider, reveals that it has created a platform to address financing fraud in the trade finance sector on an international level. The trade finance industry has been impacted by duplicate financing fraud. In these types of cases, companies can acquire financing… Read More

New Cross-Border Payments Service Introduced by SWIFT for Low-Value Transfers Globally

SWIFT reveals that it has launched SWIFT Go, a service that enables small businesses and consumers to send “fast, predictable, highly secure, and competitively priced low-value” cross-border payments across the globe. Payments may be sent directly from users’ bank accounts. Seven international banking institutions, which… Read More

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