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SWIFT runs gpi pilot with UK Faster Payments

Tuesday 13 October 2020 11:15 CET | News

SWIFT, global financial institutions, and UK Faster Payments have run a cross-border payments pilot based on SWIFT’s gpi instant payments service.

The latest pilot involved six banks including Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, DBS, Wells Fargo and BBVA; and saw over 40 payments sent at an average time of around one minute. Since going live in 2017, SWIFT has run successful proof of concepts with payment infrastructures in Singapore, Australia, and Europe.

The fastest payment was sent from Australia to a UK beneficiary with confirmation of credit and funds available in just 36 seconds. SWIFT has recently announced a new gpi initiative that aims to make low-value cross-border payments faster, easier, more predictable, and competitively priced for SMEs and consumers.

Today, almost 4,000 financial institutions and 80 market infrastructures are gpi-enabled, according to Regulation Asia.


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Keywords: SWIFT, gpi pilot, UK Faster Payments, cross-border payments, payments, banking, clearance, settlement, banks
Categories: Banking & Fintech | Payments General
Countries: United Kingdom
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