SWIFT is a global member-owned cooperative and the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services.
SWIFT provides its community with a platform for messaging, standards for communicating and offers products and services to facilitate access and integration; identification, analysis and financial crime compliance.
The SWIFT messaging platform, products and services connect more than 11,000 banking and securities organisations, market infrastructures and corporate customers in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to communicate securely and exchange standardised financial messages in a reliable way.
As their trusted provider, it facilitates global and local financial flows, supports trade and commerce all around the world; SWIFT relentlessly pursues operational excellence and continually seeks ways to lower costs, reduce risks and eliminate operational inefficiencies.
Headquartered in Belgium, SWIFT’s international governance and oversight reinforces the neutral, global character of its cooperative structure. SWIFT’s global office network ensures an active presence in all the major financial centres.
“SWIFT can only reach its potential with a relentless focus on building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. For a global cooperative such as ours, maintaining an inclusive environment is a proven way to improve culture and an effective way of connecting to an equally diverse customer base” – Rosemary STONE, Chief Business Development Officer
SWIFT fosters a culture where people of all backgrounds can feel confident to bring their whole selves to work, feel included and know that their unique talents and viewpoints are respected and supported. SWIFT is focused on empowering its people to contribute fully to SWIFT’s vision and goals.
Its role within the industry as the provider of secure messaging globally also offers a unique reach into the industry, which it uses to advocate for gender diversity. At SWIFT industry events, such as Sibos, it amplifies the message on diversity in leadership, the importance of women’s markets, sex disaggregated data and support for women entrepreneurs.
Over 33 percent of SWIFT’s executive team are women
In 2020 43 percent of speakers at Sibos were women
Each year 30 women from over 20
countries take part in the Sibos STAR Scholarship Programme supporting the development of a new generation of female leadership
billion financial messages a year
million financial messages daily
SWIFT’s messaging network is used in 200 countries and territories
audience reached at Sibos in 2020, SWIFT’s annual industry conference