Vietcombank joins SWIFT GPI

Tuesday, Aug 01, 2017 15:10

Transactions at Vietcombank’s branch in Hà Nội. — Photo

SWIFT has announced that Vietcombank is the first bank in Việt Nam to sign up for SWIFT GPI -- its global payments innovation initiative.

The bank joins more than 110 of the world’s major transaction banks that are already committed to the largest change initiative that the world of cross border payments has seen in the last 30 years. SWIFT GPI is also bringing in a new world for corporates, dramatically improving the cross-border payments experience of corporate treasurers by enabling enhanced services from their banks.

SWIFT GPI went live in January 2017, and is already revolutionising cross-border payments by combining real-time payments tracking with the speed and certainty of same-day settlement. The service enables enhanced multi-bank business rules, unique end-to-end identification of payment messages across a transaction and a secure “Tracker” database in the cloud that provides real-time transaction status reporting.

Đào Minh Tuấn, deputy chief executive officer of Vietcombank, said: “SWIFT GPI provides an adequate answer to the evolving needs of corporate treasurers by offering a service that is easy to implement, yet removes the friction that currently exists in correspondent banking, such as the lack of speed, transparency and traceability. We look forward to implementing SWIFT GPI and to keep enhancing the services we offer our clients going forward, as new features get released.” — VNS

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