Swift to Open Up KYC Registry

All supervised financial institutions will be eligible to join the know-your-customer platform

Swift says the expansion will help existing members streamline their customer due diligence processes

Since the KYC Registry’s launch in 2014, only Swift-connected institutions have been eligible as members.

According to Luc Meurant, head of financial crime compliance services at Swift, the move will result in lower costs and greater efficiency.

“Current Registry members will profit from even broader coverage of their correspondent banking and funds distribution networks, allowing them to further consolidate and streamline their customer due diligence activities. In parallel, smaller

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