SWIFT launches MyStandards

New York - 14 May 2012

Web-based application to facilitate Standards management

SWIFT announces the launch of MyStandards, an innovative web-based application designed to facilitate the management of global standards and related market practices across the financial industry. The platform will be commercially available at the end of June 2012.

Developed in close collaboration with pilot customers who were instrumental in shaping the product, MyStandards will help financial institutions, market practice groups, market infrastructures and corporations to reduce the time, resources and risks involved in the implementation of standards.

MyStandards bridges the gap between business and IT and is geared towards business analysts, product and project managers as well as standards implementers. It offers rich standards content combined with a powerful set of features that will enable users to easily centralize and manage all their standards related information.

Karla McKenna, Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Securities Market Practice Group (SMPG) has issued the following statement: “SMPG supports MyStandards as a tool to streamline market practice for standards in the financial industry. We intend to use MyStandards to document market practices currently on the SMPG website and believe MyStandards will be a valuable tool for SMPG and individual NMPGs in the development, publication and distribution of future market practices.”

MyStandards is among the first products from the SWIFT Innotribe incubator to be commercialised. Innotribe is SWIFT's initiative to enable collaborative innovation in financial services. The Innotribe incubator is the financial industry sandbox, an environment for experimenting and developing new products and services.

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