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There are 40+ banks SWIFT certified as being ready to offer corporate access services

To give corporate customers insight into the readiness of their banking partners, and allow them to take advantage of the benefits of their SWIFT connection, SWIFT has created the bank readiness certification programme. Certification helps banks prepare to participate in the SWIFT for Corporates programme and also offers corporate customers a clear view on the SWIFT capabilities of their banking partners. Readiness is assessed based on a set of key criteria, some mandatory and some optional. The high-level mandatory criteria are:

Operational criteria:

  • participate in SCORE
  • receive FIN MT 101 and send FIN MT 940 and MT 942
  • comply with the FileAct Implementation Guide
  • offer testing facilities and script(s)
  • offer basic operational documentation
  • ensure support during implementation

Commercial criteria:

  • have SWIFT-knowledge and trained sales staff
  • offer Basic commercial documentation
  • provide a hyperlink to a dedicated SWIFT-page.

For the list of the 40+ banks certified as bank ready see here. There is also an Excel spreadsheet with details of the specific services from each of the banks and their branches.

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