- About Us
SWIFT is the way the world moves value. We do this every single instant of every single day, right across the world. No other organisation can address the scale, precision, pace and trust that this demands.
SWIFT is unique. We were established to find a better way for the global financial community to move value – a reliable, safe and secure approach that the community can trust, completely. We have constantly evolved in an ever-changing landscape, without undermining that trust. Nearly five decades on, our vibrant community reflects the complexity and diversity of the financial ecosystem.
Today, goods and services move more quickly and across greater distances than ever before, so value needs to move further and faster too. Our vision is for a world in which payments are not only trusted but instant. We innovate tirelessly, test exhaustively, then implement fast. In a connected and challenging era, our approach has never been more relevant. There’s no other organisation like us anywhere in the world. Without us the world would be a very different place. We’re trusted every instant.
What we do
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Who we are
Mission, vision and values
SWIFT is driven and defined by its vision, mission and three core values: Excellence, Community and Innovation.
SWIFT and data
Privacy is a fundamental commitment at SWIFT, an essential component of our core services and integral to the SWIFT environment.
Organisation and Governance
SWIFT is a cooperative society under Belgian law and is owned and controlled by its shareholders.
General Information about SWIFT shareholders
The latest SWIFT Annual Review and Consolidated Financial Statements.
SWIFT FIN Traffic & Figures
An overview of daily and monthly FIN traffic patterns for the payments, securities and treasury markets.
History of SWIFT
Learn how SWIFT has been serving its community of users for over 40 years.
As a neutral global cooperative, SWIFT is defined by its community of users around the world. At SWIFT we believe we can achieve more together.
Partners & Service Bureaux
With an aim to better serve our community, SWIFT engages in partnerships with providers that offer services and applications for the financial community.
Innovation and Research
Transformational innovation and thought leadership
We analyse and respond to legal and regulatory public participatory initiatives. Access our recent responses.
This section contains key legal information and documentation related to SWIFT’s corporate, contractual and compliance frameworks.