SWIFT Global Payment Initiative (gpi) is a global industry based solution that speeds up and improves traceability of cross-border payments. Each individual SWIFT payment initiated by banks will carry a Unique End-to-End Transaction Reference (UETR), allowing you to trace your payment easily along the payment route, right until the crediting bank account.
Processing of payments are completed within 4 hours (for certain currencies and subject to the cut-off times of individual receiving banks)
• Visibility on all fees and foreign currency conversion rates
• Trace and track your payment with a UETR
Retrieve or get near real-time notifications of your payment status via UOB’s digital channels
In order to facilitate tracking, each individual SWIFT MT103 payment initiated by banks will carry a Unique End-to-End Transaction Reference (UETR). The UETR will be carried all the way from the initiating bank of the payment down to the ultimate beneficiary bank.
Banks along the payment chain will be required to provide updates on the payment and are subjected to the agreed SWIFT Service Level Agreements (SLA). The SLA dictates that banks will have to provide an update of the payment within 4 hours.
No action is required from your perspective. SWIFT gpi is defaulted for all eligible cross-border payments sent by UOB Singapore.
No, SWIFT gpi information flow is dependent on the participation level of individual banks. Where banks are gpi enabled, they are subjected to SWIFT agreements to ensure compliance of information flow. Find out which are the gpi enabled banks at the below external URLs.
Please refer https://www.swift.com/our-solutions/swift-gpi/the-digital-transformation-of-cross-border-payments/members for list of participating gpi banks.
Please refer https://www.swift.com/topic/34641/certification/banks for list of bank capabilities.