25 years of SWIFT in Romania - Community and collaboration

14 February 2018

On 8 November 2017, the Romanian banking community gathered in Bucharest at the eighth edition of the SWIFT Business Forum Romania, an international landmark event organized jointly by the Romanian Association of Banks (RAB) and SWIFT, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first Romanian banks connecting to SWIFT.

Among the main topics tackled at the Business Forum Romania this year were the impact of new regulations on the banking industry, the projects of the Romanian community as regards payments and transactions with financial instruments in the context of the European initiatives, SWIFT’s Customer Security Programme, the digital agenda and  innovation in financial and banking services, as well as new industry initiatives such as SWIFT gpi (the global payments innovation initiative) and Instant Payments.

The Forum’s opening session looked at the Romanian banking sector’s developments in the 25 years since the first banks from Romania connected to the SWIFT infrastructure.

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