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SWIFT gpi - A New Standard in International Payments



Cross-border payments are significantly improved

in terms of speed, transparency and end-to-end tracking.


Live since January last year, the first phase of SWIFT gpi addresses business-to-business cross-border payments; the second phase, planned for 2018, will enable the digital transformation of cross-border payments, while the third phase, focused on collaborative innovation, might even tackle the distributed ledger technology.


To date, thanks to SWIFT gpi, corporates benefit from international business growth, supplier relationships improvement, as well as more efficient treasuries, by means of faster, same-day use of funds, transparent fees, and end-to-end payments tracking.


It also enables a more accurate reconciliation of payments and invoices, reduces exposure to FX risks, and optimizes liquidity with improved cash forecasts.



The main features SWIFT gpi brings to the table are:


  • The Tracker, which gives end-to-end visibility on the status of a payment transaction from the moment it is sent until it is confirmed. It can be updated by FIN messages or via API.
  • The Observer, a central service which monitors adherence to the new SLA for all members. The global view it gives enables gpi banks to quickly identify potential areas for improvement and collaborative work.
  • The Directory: a complete list of all gpi members, available in a wide variety of formats, which enables comprehensive end-to-end path finding for gpi payments. This list is accessible via automated delivery channels and it includes details such as: banks by BIC, currencies, channels, cut-off times, etc.


As of now, over 140 banks have joined the service, channeling payments into more than 200 countries, and success stories keep showing up all over the world, proof that SWIFT’s initiative is a win for all parties involved.



*Allevo is SWIFT Business Partner and Registered Vendor. As part of this partnership Allevo promotes SWIFT product and service portfolio in Romania.

**The content of this blog post belongs to its author and does not reflect the official position of SWIFT.

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The Magic Number Seven for FinOps Suite



Seven days of the week, seven colors of the rainbow... seven major events for FinOps Suite in 2018! Indeed, this year FinOps Suite will be Allevo's Snow White, so let's meet its 7 dwarves.



We'll kick off the year with a spring conference by Oxygen Events, dedicated to digital banking, followed by FinMedia's FinTech Forum.


Early summer catches us in Amsterdam at the Money20/20 Europe conference and, as soon as everybody gets back to work in September, we're planning on holding an SME & corporate workshop in Bucharest, closely followed by attending the unmatched Sibos in Sydney.


As 2018 reaches the end, FinOps Suite will be back home at SWIFT Business Forum Romania and, being one step closer to completion, it will also benefit from a well-deserved prom, as the highlight of our annual User Group.



1 – Digital Banking – March, Bucharest

Given the increasing share of online transactions, the annual Romanian conference on digital banking will not only tackle current trends in the industry, but also cybersecurity and financial education.


2 – FinTech Forum – May, Bucharest

Digitalization, technological progress and innovative business models coming from FinTechs will definitely influence the market more and more, hence an entire day is dedicated to them in an interactive, topical forum.


3 – Money20/20 Europe – June, Amsterdam

The conference team is made up of some of the most inventive payments and events professionals globally. Bringing together the entire financial services industry for three days, ideas are created, partnerships are formed and future trends are imagined.


4 – Allevo Workshop for SMEs and Corporations – September, Bucharest

Entirely focused on FinOps Suite, the workshop will bring together specialists from Romanian companies of all types and sizes who might greatly benefit from the financial software we are developing as part of our EU-funded TOSS project.


5 – Sibos – October, Sydney

This is the very well-known global financial services networking event organized by SWIFT. The annual conference and exhibition connects more than 8,000 executives, decision makers and thought leaders from across the industry.


6 – SWIFT Business Forum Romania – November, Bucharest

The event, organized by the Romanian Banking Association and SWIFT, in partnership with Allevo, gathers executives, IT&C specialists, payments and operations officers from financial institutions, as well as representatives of their corporate clients, debating challenges and opportunities for the Romanian banking and financial industry.


7 – Allevo User Group 31 – November, Bucharest

Our end-of-year user group wraps up ongoing and future projects, pinpoints accomplishments and targets, while also highlighting and strengthening partnerships, and helping identify new opportunities.



Looking forward to an amazing fairy tale year, full of energy and rewarded effort!




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