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SWIFT宣布为2014年的讯息费用返利10%(press release-2015.1.6)


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宣布为2014年的讯息费用返利10%

全球范围内的SWIFT用户将享受到总计超过3,000 万欧元的年度回馈

 

中国北京,201516 SWIFT近日宣布将针对2014年的讯息收费提供10%的回馈。此项面向全球SWIFT用户的返利活动总价将超过3, 000万欧元,具体款项将于2015年3月上旬开始退还。

SWIFT董事会主席Yawar Shah先生表示:“强劲的流量增长趋势和不断创新的营运效益令SWIFT能以更多的实际行动回馈广大用户。除了10%返利以外,广大用户可以通过SWIFT大幅结构性下调的收费模式节省更多额外成本。我们将通过这些策略性费用收取计划,继续帮助客户实现成本的降低”。

SWIFT财务总监Francis Vanbever先生补充道:“这是SWIFT继2014年公布结构性收费下调后再次额外推出的回馈。早在2010年,SWIFT就设立了旨在于2015年将讯息费用减半的跨年度发展策略。我们比原定计划提早了一年达成目标”。

2014 年收费下调的重点包括:

  • 金融讯息收费平均下调20%,为顾客节省成本合共5,200万欧元;
  • 为高流量双边联系提高折扣,为顾客节省成本合共2,600万欧元。

2014全年的金融流量增长幅度超过10.95%。2014年9月30日,SWIFT在处理了2, 600万个金融讯息的同时录得全年最高流量。 SWIFT在2014年处理了超过56亿个的讯息。

 

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编辑备注:

SWIFT于2010年承诺将在5年内下调讯息收费的30%到50%。而此项目标也在SWIFT 2015发展策略中占有举足轻重的地位。 2014年,SWIFT较原定计划提早一年达到此承诺的上限,为SWIFT用户群下调讯息费用的50%。

自1996年下调30%的讯息费用,SWIFT一直致力与降低相关收费。自2001年起,通过实现成本控制和削减力度的加强,SWIFT下调收费的努力的颇有成效。 2010年是 SWIFT实行策略性费用大幅下调的第三个周期。至今为止,SWIFT 讯息价格已下调88%。在过去两次策略性收费计划中,SWIFT均承诺在 5年内下调高达50%的讯息收费,而这些承诺全部如期兑现。

​CBR launches SWIFT alternative for domestic payments (December 26, 2014)

Published: Russia Today,  December 26 2014

The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has launched a new SWIFT-style payment service aimed at moving away from Western financial dominance. The system is already operating, and will be fully functional within six months.

“The new service was launched in order to ensure smooth and safe transmission of financial messaging within the country, and is another step towards improving the system of services provided by the Bank of Russia,” said the bank statement Friday.

The regulator said the new service will allow credit institutions to transmit messages in a SWIFT format through CBR to all Russia’s regions without restrictions.

The calls to disconnect Russian banks from the global interbank SWIFT system came amid the deterioration of relations between Russia and the West and the introduction of sanctions.

However, SWIFT itself does not intend to switch Russia off from the system, saying a number of countries put pressure on it, and insists it is not joining the anti-Russian sanctions.

READ MORE: SWIFT: ‘No authority’ to suspend Russia, Israel from intl payments over sanctions

Alla Bakina, head of the CBR’s national payment system department said in November the cost of transmitting financial messaging will be comparable to those of similar services in the market.

The deputy head of the department Ramilya Kanafina said the bank plans to complete Russia’s switch to its SWIFT alternative by May 2015.

READ MORE: Russia to launch alternative to SWIFT bank transaction system in spring 2015

SWIFT is a global banking transaction system used by most international banks. The information the system carries, including payment instructions, is securely exchanged between financial institutions. It began operating in 15 countries in 1973 and is now used in 210 countries.

Russia’s Settlement Alternative to the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) (Global Research, December 31, 2014)

Published: Global Research, December 31, 2014

The SWIFT System is an integral part of a communication process that assists payment and clearing of financial transactions. The Corporate-to-Bank site defines it in the following manner and provides several examples ofPayment, Clearing and Settlement Systems.

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, Societe Cooperative a Responsabilite Limitee (limited co-operative society) (“SWIFT”) is a member-owned co-operative. SWIFT provides a telecommunication platform for the exchange of standardized financial messages between financial institutions and corporations. SWIFT is neither a payment system nor a settlement system though the SWIFT messaging standard is used in many payment and settlement systems. SWIFT’s customers include banks, market infrastructures, broker-dealers, corporates, custodians, and investment managers. SWIFT is subject to oversight by the central banks of the Group of Ten countries.

Now that Western Central Banks are coordinating with their puppet governments in a desperate struggle to preserve their financial preeminence, the pushback is heating up. The article, Moscow’s Response To Economic Warfare: Central Bank Of Russia Launches SWIFT Alternative For Domestic Payments, states:

The calls to disconnect Russian banks from the global interbank SWIFT system came amid the deterioration of relations between Russia and the West and the introduction of sanctions.

However, SWIFT itself does not intend to switch Russia off from the system, saying a number of countries put pressure on it, and insists it is not joining the anti-Russian sanctions.

Well, if the SWIFT members of their co-operative are not part of the effort to isolate un-cooperative regimes, why would Russia take the effort to organize an alternative? Russia Girds for Financial Nuclear War answers accordingly. “It will be tested with eight large banks, including VTB bank (#2 in the country), and SMP and Rossiya banks (both sanctioned by the west). Komlev said the new system should be up and running by May 2015.”

The natural response to sanctions has accelerated the need to circumvent a blackball threat that has Russia launches own SWIFT-style service. “There has been talk of blocking Russian banks from using SWIFT among some EU members as well.”

However, the latest pressure did not originate the planning for an alternative system. As reported in TASS, Russia, China in talks to make alternative to SWIFT,

“Russia and China are discussing setting up a system of interbank transactions which will become an analogue to International banking transaction system SWIFT, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov” announced back in September of this year. “According to Shuvalov, Russia has been also discussing establishment of an independent ratings agency with China. Concrete proposals will be made by the end of 2014, he said.”

Just how far will such new-found collaboration develop? The implications go far beyond the establishment of an alternative settlement system.

Examine the trade implications from the initiative that hasChina to Start Payments With Russia in National Currencies. “The China Foreign Exchange Trade System has announced that since December 29, China, Russia, Malaysia and New Zealand will start the usage of national currencies in mutual transactions. Beijing hopes to make the yuan an alternative to the US dollar in global trade.”

Now this development becomes far more interesting as the global financial tug-of-war plays itself out. From the flagship publication of the City of London, the Economist tells a very different tale.The pros and cons of a SWIFT response,

The impact of a reprise on Russia’s already fragile economy would be huge. Its banks are more connected to international trade and capital markets than Iran’s were. They are heavy users not only of SWIFT itself but also of other payment systems to which it connects them, such as America’s Fedwire and the European Central Bank’s Target2. Kommersant, a Russian newspaper, has reported that more than 90% of transactions involving Russian banks cross borders.

Foreign firms that do business in Russia would suffer, too. Countries that trade heavily with Russia, such as Germany and Italy, are therefore none too keen. Nor are many in the financial sector. SWIFT is less insulated from such pressure than its counterparts in other sectors, such as the International Telecommunication Union, a UN agency which is governed by an international convention. But it is a crucial part of the world’s financial plumbing system.

The tone of this analysis implies that it is in the interest of Russia to keep their current SWIFT relationship intact. Oh, how nice it would be if only international disputes could just exempt the banking system and continue functioning in its normal imperialist manner.

In a perceptive article, What Petrodollar: Russia, China To Create SWIFT Alternative, points out the irony in the viewpoint reflected in the Economist. “But wait: wasn’t it the UK’s desire to force Russia out of SWIFT just two weeks ago? Why yes, and the fact that Russia is happy to do so, and on its own terms, once again shows just who has all the leverage, and who really needs, or rather doesn’t, the US Dollar.”

And here lies the significance of this latest campaign to isolate any country that operates in their self-interest and bucks the commands of the almighty US Dollar reserve currency. These developments that fragment the globalist model of financial primacy should be viewed negatively.

A SWIFT conclusion to an international Paradyne that purports to be the ultimate state of financial being entry into central banking heavens, which guides the path to global enlightenment, is a much needed remedy.

Mixing oppressive foreign compliance demands with intimidation of isolating uncongenial regimes from conducting foreign trade seems to be a violation of the basic tenet of globalism. Of course the underpinnings that threaten one world economic rule requires any unreceptive country to be brought back in line.

The fundamental defect in operating any financial system is that political disputes usually override pure economic expediency. Russia, China, Iran and any other country that differs with the Rothschild banking model of debt credit money will always be under pressure to capitulate or expire. Such a paradigm is anything but swift.

James Hall is a reformed, former political operative. This pundit’s formal instruction in History, Philosophy and Political Science served as training for activism, on the staff of several politicians and in many campaigns. A believer in authentic Public Service, independent business interests were pursued in the private sector. Speculation in markets, and international business investments, allowed for extensive travel and a world view for commerce.  Hall is the publisher of BREAKING ALL THE RULES. Contact batr@batr.org