SEPA – are we there yet?

The payments industry was dragged kicking and screaming into the single euro payments area (SEPA), but on 28 January 2018, the initiative will celebrate its tenth anniversary. No doubt former doubters will sing its praises.

SWIFT Strengthens Security with New Payment Controls

SWIFT has launched a real-time payment controls service to add to its customers’ existing fraud controls. The fraud and cybercrime prevention service permits its customers to screen their payment messages according to their own chosen parameters, “enabling them to immediately detect any unusual message flows before transmission,” according to an April 12 company announcement.