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Kuwait news: Open Banking and SWIFT transfers

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 28 Nov 2022

Recently, the Central Bank of Kuwait has requested banks to update their plans for the implementation of the Open Banking Services project, according to Al-Rai.

Open Banking, regulation, central bank, SWIFT

Lightyear taps LHV for instant EUR payments

News | Payments General | 10 Nov 2022

UK-based investment platform Lightyear has partnered with banking services provider LHV to equip itself with real-time EUR payments and other banking services.

SEPA, SWIFT, Virtual IBAN, trading platform, real-time payments, instant payments, FX

SWIFT partners with MonetaGo to combat trade finance fraud

News | Payments General | 27 Oct 2022

Financial messaging system SWIFT has made steps in fighting fraud and duplicate financing with the launch of Trade Financing Validation Service provided by MonetaGo.

SWIFT, fraud prevention, API, Swift messages, banks, cross-border payments

New regtech set to innovate the approach on risk and compliance challenges

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 10 Oct 2022

India-based regtech Global Screening Services (GSS) has gone live on the market to augmented how the financial services industry addresses risk and compliance.

compliance, regtech, transaction monitoring, fraud prevention, SWIFT

Form3 launches SWIFT connectivity solution ahead of ISO 20022

News | Online Payments | 10 Oct 2022

UK-based cloud payment technology provider Form3 has announced its plans to launch a cloud-native API solution to connect financial institutions globally to the SWIFT network.

SWIFT, Swift messages, ISO 20022, cloud services, cash management, product launch

SWIFT partners fintech Symbiont to pilot a blockchain project

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 14 Sep 2022

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) has partnered US-fintech Symbiont in order to pilot a blockchain project.

SWIFT, blockchain, partnership, Swift messages

Wise Platform rolls out SWIFT receive service, announces six new partnerships

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 09 Sep 2022

UK-based remittance platform Wise has launched SWIFT Receive service, so customers from banks can receive cross-border payments, even if the bank is not connected to SWIFT.

SWIFT, product launch, neobanks, banks, cross-border payments

Paysend and Currencycloud facilitate expansion for SMEs

News | Payments General | 24 Aug 2022

UK-based fintech Paysend has partnered with Currencycloud to help SMEs reach new customers globally and control financials through Paysend Business.

money transfer, cross-border payments, cross-border ecommerce, payment methods, SMEs, SWIFT

Can domestic payment systems shield economies against high third-party reliance risks?

Voice of the Industry | Cards | 02 Aug 2022

Kledjona Mollaj, Consultant at Be | Shaping the Future UK, discusses the latest changes in Russia’s internal payment system and the challenges faced by the government amid the invasion of Ukraine.


Russia Ukraine War, local payment method, remittance, SWIFT, debit card, credit card, Issuer, central bank, mobile payments, online payments

Afirme modernises its payments infrastructure with Volante Technologies

News | Payments General | 28 Jul 2022

Mexico-based cloud payments company Volante Technologies has partnered with Banca Afirme to modernise its payments infrastructure.

partnership, SWIFT, product upgrade, ISO 20022, payment processing

Routable rolls out cross-border payments facilitating payouts scaling

News | Payments General | 27 Jul 2022

US-based Routable has launched its new cross-border payments solution, allowing businesses to pay vendors and contractors across 220+ countries.

product launch, cross-border payments, expansion, gig economy, API, SWIFT

Tinkoff suspends outgoing SWIFT transfers

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 07 Jul 2022

Russian online bank Tinkoff has suspended outgoing SWIFT transfers in foreign currencies until October 2022, after it had struggled with such transactions due to restrictions on Russia's banks.

SWIFT, regulation, financial sanctions, Russia Ukraine War

Russia develops blockchain payments system to replace SWIFT

News | Payments General | 20 Jun 2022

Russia’s Rostec Group, a government organization, has developed a blockchain platform to launch a digital system for international payments capable of replacing the global SWIFT system.

payment processing, cross-border payments, SWIFT, DLT

Where are we on the journey to ISO 20022? – Exclusive interview with SWIFT

Interviews | Payments General | 16 Jun 2022

Nasir Ahmed, SWIFT Head of UK and Ireland, discusses recent developments on ISO 20022, release plans, and the challenges and opportunities faced by banks and financial institutions when embarking on this migration.

ISO 20022, banks, financial institutions, transactions , data, payments , cross-border payments, risk management, compliance, SWIFT

Is the COO now the cloud operating officer?

Voice of the Industry | Online & Mobile Banking | 14 Jun 2022

Charles de Rougé, Head of SaaS – Financial Messaging at Bottomline, shows why there is a change in perspective when considering the Chief Operation Officer’s job description in the age of the cloud. 


Bottomline Technologies, cloud, ISO 20022, SWIFT

Europol provides SWIFT data to CIA

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 08 Jun 2022

Europol has supplied European data from the SWIFT financial transaction system to the US Treasury Department, ending up with the CIA.

data, SWIFT, financial data, transactions , data breaches

The relevance of using localised payments to smooth cross-border ecommerce

Voice of the Industry | Online Payments | 30 May 2022

Michalis Michaelides, Global Business Development Director at BPC, discusses the importance of using local payments to build customer trust and enhance cross-border ecommerce.

ecommerce, cross-border payments, cross-border ecommerce, local payment method, online payments, SWIFT, PSP, account-to-account payment

How sanctions against Russia complicate cryptocurrency acceptance

Voice of the Industry | Cryptocurrencies | 24 May 2022

As sanctions against Russia continue to impact the country, MRC explains how cryptocurrency provides an extra layer of obfuscation for those who wish to bypass traditional means of currency transfer.

financial sanctions, Russia Ukraine War, cryptocurrency, banks, financial institutions, SWIFT, KYC, identity verification, cryptocurrency exchange, digital assets

First Bank to implement Finzly's payment hub

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 06 May 2022

US-based First Bank has chosen to implement Finzly’s payment hub to improve the bank’s payment and digital capabilities.

banks, payments , partnership, ACH, SWIFT

EBA CLEARING, SWIFT, and TCH partner for immediate cross-border payments

News | Payments General | 28 Apr 2022

EBA CLEARING, SWIFT, and The Clearing House (TCH) have planned to launch a pilot service for immediate cross-border (IXB) payments with the support of banks from both sides of the Atlantic.

cross-border payments, partnership, financial institutions, banks, EBA clearing, SWIFT