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Working groups

  • UK Banking & Payments Committee (UK BPC)

    The UK BPC reviews a wide range of strategic and policy matters associated with the banking and payments components of SWIFT’s business, with a view to ensuring that development of products and services reflects member requirements. It decides on matters that must be agreed upon at the national level, as they relate to the payments market, and publicises changes that impact the UK community. The UK BPC also reviews the quarterly SWIFT Board papers and evaluates and proposes changes to the annual SWIFT MT Standards Release in categories 1, 2 and 9. Finally, the UK BPC appoints UK representatives to the SWIFT Payments Maintenance Working Group (PMWG) and Payments Market Practice Group (PMPG).

  • Network & Interfaces Product User Group (NIPUG)

    The NIPUG tracks developments to all technical aspects of the SWIFTNet service including policy, interfaces, network access, security, standards, system operation and messaging. It provides guidance and recommendations to SWIFT on technical and operational matters relating to the network and interfaces, and identifies opportunities for improvement. The NIPUG also provides feedback on the quarterly Technology & Production Committee (TPC) papers of the SWIFT SCRL Board.

  • UK Securities Advisory Group (UK SAG)

    The UK Securities Advisory Group is focussed on opportunities to provide greater transparency, standardisation and straight through processing (STP) for securities transactions across the trade lifecycle. The Group provides feedback and guidance to SWIFT on the on-going development and implementation of securities market strategy. It also provides guidance and recommendations on market and operational challenges relating to securities processing, and monitors and evaluates the impact of broad-based trends across all current and emerging securities-related initiatives.

  • UK Corporate Access Group (UKCAG)

    The UK Corporate Access Group is the expert market practices group established to support the SWIFT UK user community on corporate access to SWIFT. It tracks relevant corporate access initiatives and determines their potential impact on UK users, covering inter alia the activities of the SWIFT Corporate Advisory Group, which reports to SWIFT SCRL Board. The UK CAG provides a forum for SWIFT UK members to discuss and receive input on UK community views as they relate to corporate access. It improves understanding of the different issues that emerge as corporate access is developed and provides guidance to the global CAG on practical issues regarding interoperability and business practice.

  • UK Sanctions Advisory Group (UK SAG)

    The UK Sanctions Advisory Group is focussed on operational issues linked to compliance with sanctions requirements, with the goal of enabling more effective and efficient implementation of sanctions regulation. The Group provides UK input to SWIFT’s Sanctions Advisory Group on proposals for development of standards, policies and shared services in non-competitive areas that are linked to sanctions compliance.

  • UK Trade Advisory Group (UKTAG)

    The UK TAG evaluates and proposes changes to the annual SWIFT Standards Release in relation to the Category 4 (Collection & Cash Letters) and Category 7 (Documentary Credits & Guarantees) MT message types. It monitors the activities of the SWIFT TFMWG (Trade Finance Maintenance Working Group), which develops and maintains these messages, and provides UK input where necessary. It also monitors and provides UK input into the Category 7 Working Group of the TFMWG, which began a review of the MT Category 7 and SCORE MT 798 message flows in October 2013.

  • Foreign Exchange & Money Markets Product User Group (FX&MMPUG)

    The UK FX & MM PUG considers change requests put forward for the annual SWIFT Standards Release. The changes relate to the Category 3 (Foreign Exchange) and Category 6 (Commodities) MT message types. The Group also monitors the activities of the SWIFT Foreign Exchange and Commodities Maintenance Working Group, which develops and maintains these messages, and provides UK input where necessary.