Shared Infrastructure Programme
The Shared Infrastructure Programme defines operational standards for third-party service bureaux offering SWIFT connectivity - ensuring quality, security and reliability.
The Shared Infrastructure Programme – what does it offer?
Apart from establishing a direct connection to SWIFT Services, either with on-site footprint or through a cloud-based solution, users can opt to use an indirect or shared connectivity. Users who decide to connect through an entity not belonging to their own corporate group can do so via a Service Bureau.
Their business portfolio ranges from a narrow access to SWIFT services to a range of additional services, supporting customers beyond their SWIFT-related activity with other value-add or localised services such as compliance verification or local-language support to the SWIFT User community.
To help customers in their due diligence in engaging with a Service Bureau, the SWIFTs Shared Infrastructure Programme (SIP) provides a supporting framework. SWIFT ensures proper management of the Programme, including registration and certification of service bureaux, whereas the Service Bureau is responsible for its own operations towards its serviced customers and for its continued compliance with the SIP towards SWIFT.
SWIFTs SIP defines eligibility criteria, roles and responsibilities, as well as legal, financial and operational requirements that Service Bureaux must meet at all times. On top of this obligation for the Service Bureau, SWIFT performs additional checks, including on-site inspections, to verify compliance at specific moments.
SWIFT regularly reviews and adapts the SIP to reflect market and technical developments and the evolving threat landscape.
Register as a SWIFT service bureau
Certification helps SWIFT users choose the right provider for their needs and enables service bureaux to position themselves in the market.
A SWIFT service bureau must meet the programme’s specified skills certification requirements.
The SIP is designed to establish and maintain a high level of security and resilience for service bureau operations
Service bureau directory
The Service Bureau directory shows the compliance status of Service Bureaux with the requirements of the Shared Infrastructure Programme
Service bureau portal
Learn everything you need to become a Service bureau.
Download all the resources such as the Programme policy, terms and conditions, registration forms etc.