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SWIFT: major price reduction for all users from 1 January 2014

A new pricing plan will take effect on 1 January 2014 and is, according to SWIFT, “designed to reflect the spirit of the international co-operative and to encourage additional traffic volume growth. It will reduce FIN message prices by 20% and will pass on EUR 52 million in savings to all users.” They said it is part strategy set out by SWIFT in 2010 to reduce its message prices by half by 2015.

Highlights of the main pricing actions in 2013-2014 include:

  • Average price reduction for FIN messages will be 20%
  • EUR 52 million in savings to customers in 2014
  • Increased discount for high volume bilateral links
  • Fixed fee programme for large users will continue to offer substantial discounts
  • Upgrades and replacement programme for Hardware Security Modules will be provided free of charge or with substantial discounts to all SWIFT members

Year-to-date average FIN traffic growth is above 10%. SWIFT recorded its latest traffic peak on 28 June 2013, when it processed 22.35 million FIN messages.

Sustained cost reductions for all SWIFT members over twenty years

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1. So ask your banks: “How are you going to reduce international payment charges in line with SWIFT’s price reduction?”

2. It makes the argument for corporates moving to SWIFT even more telling.

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