8 SWIFT for Corporates Insights by SWIFT 5

As you can probably tell, I’ve been on a bit of a SWIFT for Corporates mission recently. The posts I’ve Got 99 Problems But SWIFT Connectivity Ain’t 1 and 10 Reasons Why SWIFT Connectivity Is Not a Magic Bullet have been extremely popular. Having completed these posts, I thought it would be interesting to revisit the key ...

10 Reasons Why SWIFT Connectivity Is Not a Magic Bullet 4

This is the second of a 2 part post that covers the advantages and disadvantages of SWIFT connectivity. In the post I’ve Got 99 Problems But SWIFT Connectivity Ain’t 1, I cover all the advantages of SWIFT connectivity. But like any solution it is never straight forward and without its flaws. In this post I will highlight some ...

I’ve Got 99 Problems But SWIFT Connectivity Ain’t 1 6

This is the first of a two part post in which I will attempt to cover the most important things you need to know about SWIFT connectivity. Please note this is specifically with reference to SWIFT connectivity for corporates. In this post I will outline the key benefits of SWIFT, and in the coming days the ...

Where and When Sibos Infographic 2

Where and When Sibos Infographic
Last year was my first Sibos conference in Boston. When I saw the recent SWIFT announcement that London has been selected as the host city of the SWIFT Conference in 2019, it got me thinking about the history of the event. When did Sibos start and which cities have hosted the Sibos conference..? As I was ...

7 Cyber Security Challenges You Cannot Ignore 4

By now you have probably guessed that I am really interested in SWIFT and cyber security – so when I saw a SWIFT Institute article on SWIFT and cyber security challenges I got pretty excited. I know, I need to get out more…! Anyway, it is an article about a cyber security event organised by ...

7 Lessons From the SWIFT Business Forum in London 5

Like many others in the payments and bank technology space last Thursday I attended the SWIFT Business Forum in London. It was a fantastic day with a number of informative sessions on all of the key topics and trends that are dominating the industry right now. For a comprehensive insight into the day check out ...

5 Reasons Why SWIFT Must Not Exclude Russian Banks 1

I have reading up on SWIFT quite a bit recently, to understand more about how corporates can benefit from the various available SWIFT corporate solutions. The benefits of SWIFT include a single connectivity channel to all of your banks, greater transaction visibility and reporting, combined with increased security and reliability – all of which enable comparatively lower transaction costs. ...

Sibos Conference 2014 – 5 Tips For Newbies 3

Fresh from the summer break most of us are now back to work and wondering what all the SEPA fuss was about? Dare I say it, the August 2014 deadline has come and gone and for many of us things are going pretty well. As they say “no news is good news” and on the ...

MT940 Format Overview 13

It is fair to say that most SEPA implementations are focusing on SEPA compliance, and rightly so! This focus will ensure that corporate payments and direct debit collections can continue to happen uninterrupted after the SEPA deadline. The spotlight for now is very much on the corporate to bank space. Less attention is being given ...