UK cross-border instant payments pilot sees payments credited in seconds

14 octombrie 2020

A pilot between SWIFT, global financial institutions and UK Faster Payments demonstrates cross-border payments can be cleared and settled in a matter of seconds in a major milestone for SWIFT’s gpi instant payments service, according to a press release

A pilot to integrate SWIFT gpi instant, our cross-border instant payments offering, into the UK Faster Payments Service „has shown the possibility to clear and settle cross-border payments with UK financial institutions in seconds”.  


„The successful pilot, which involved banks including Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, DBS, Wells Fargo and BBVA, saw over 40 payments sent at an average time of around 1 minute, with the fastest sent from Australia to a UK beneficiary with confirmation of credit and funds available in just 36 seconds,” Swift said. 

A lot of people have heard about our ambition for consistent, frictionless transactions, account to account, anywhere in the world, and SWIFT gpi instant really is the glue that allows a large part of that vision to come alive,” said Vikesh Patel, Head of UK & Ireland, SWIFT .

The project builds on the successful proof of concepts run with SWIFT and market infrastructures in Singapore, Australia and in Europe over the past two years. 

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Gabriela Nistor – director general adjunct BT

Tendinţele pe care le-am remarcat înainte de începerea pandemiei s-au accelerat pe perioada stării de urgenţă. Am văzut acest lucru ca o oportunitate, un tipping point pentru bancă. Post-pandemie nu avem cum sa ne întoarcem la comportamentul financiar pe care îl aveam până în februarie a.c. Relaţia românilor cu online-ul s-a schimbat. In plus, cardul fizic se va dematerializa. Vom asista la o scădere a cererii pentru cardurile fizice, respectiv la o creştere a preferinţei pentru componenta digitală a acestora.”

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In 23 septembrie 2019, BNR a anuntat infiintarea unui Fintech Innovation Hub pentru a sustine inovatia in domeniul serviciilor financiare si de plata. In acest sens, care credeti ca ar trebui sa fie urmatorul pas al bancii centrale in 2020?