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What Is SWIFT and How Is It Used in 2019?

Jacquelyn White

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) is the network that banks and other financial institutions use for transferring information securely. Most major financial institutions use SWIFT, as it is considered the gold standard for reliable and secure financial messaging. Originally founded in the 1970s, SWIFT was created when banks around the world decided to collaborate to solve the problem of cross-border payments.