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 5

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 3

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 ...

5 Ingredients for a Successful Regional Payments Scheme

In Europe we are familiar with our very own regional payments scheme, SEPA! But there are other regional payments schemes out there too, and the SWIFT Institute paper on Cross- border low value payments and regional integration: enablers and disablers offers a fascinating insight into some of the other regional payments schemes and the important ...

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 ...

9 Bank Interface Questions All Companies Need to Ask 1

In the post Corporate to Bank Connectivity – 10 Questions YOU Need To Ask I suggest some high level questions to ask if you are considering an entirely new bank connectivity solution. The highlighted questions will help you get a birds eye view of your existing internal systems and banks. Now depending on the size of ...

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. ...

SWIFT Nordics Conference 2015 – Summary

For those of us unable to attend, Finextra has provided in their Live Blog Day 1 and Live Blog Day 2 an excellent insight into the SWIFT Nordics Conference. As I read through the blog posts I thought it would be useful to summarise key quotes and items of discussion from the two day SWIFT conference in ...