The financial services industry is constantly changing, and the pace of change is accelerating rapidly, especially for the payments sector. The industry has witnessed many shifts: from the barter system to cash, from cheques to cards, and from cards to digital banking and payments.
In order to communicate with each other, banks use a messaging system called SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), which provides a standardized and secure way to exchange information. There are several different types of SWIFT messages that banks use for various purposes.
There is little doubt that 2022 has been an unprecedented year and for better or for worse, there has been a lot that has happened in the trade, treasury, payments and supply chain spaces.
The evolution of cross-border payments is more exciting than ever. However, for banks, the priority is to use the payment data for compliance and differentiation. So, get your data in order.
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Cross-border payments are at the core of international finance and economic activity and it have undergone dramatic changes over the past fifty years.
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