Global· 3min February 23, 2023
Leading fintech will be able to connect to over 11,000 institutions on the Swift network
Clarency takes a further significant step in integrating its KYC-first payments and liquidity platform into core banking with its announcement today of selecting Form3, the cloud-native account-to-account platform, to provide it with direct access to the Swift network. The move extends its support for international payments and enables further customer growth. Clarency is the first customer on Form3’s Swift-as-a-service solution.
The new collaboration will enable Clarency’s international customers, mainly financial institutions, challenger banks, remittance firms and small businesses, to send and receive international payments on the Swift network. The company currently processes transactions across its twelve core, instant-liquidity currencies and more than 100 less frequently requested exotics.
Clarency will have easy access to the full Swift network via Form3’s cloud-based API. Once live, the new service will be fully automated and allow over 11,000 financial institutions to communicate using their accustomed channel for international payments and cash-management services.
Michael Mueller, Form3’s CEO, says: “As financial institutions make the shift from MT to ISO20022 for payments, Form3’s account-to-account cloud technology platform is fast, reliable and adaptable to modernise and upgrade their underlying Swift infrastructure. The collaboration with Clarency demonstrates our ambition to extend our offering to providing international and cross-border payment services to organisations globally."
A key business benefit of Form3’s Swift-as-a-service solution includes the reduction of operational costs and overheads by leveraging scalable cloud-based services. It also enables customers to future proof their payment systems and remain compliant with new Swift messaging standards.
Bob Blower, Clarency’s CEO Designate, adds: “Seamless Swift integration has been part of our progress plan since our launch of the biz.Clarency platform. Clarency platform. It allows us to greatly extend the transaction information available to our partners beyond the 140 characters supported by the MT103 message. We looked for a technology partner that could connect us to Swift and had the partnership mindset that allows us to innovate together. Form3 ticked both boxes with the enthusiasm that we hoped for. Their cloud platform will expand our payment capabilities safely and reliably and keep pushing forward. The Swift integration is a key element of our move towards self-clearing. I’m convinced Form3 are the guys to help us get there.”
Clarency will offer customer access to Form3’s Swift-as-a-service solution from May this year.
Form3 is the account-to-account platform. Founded In 2016, Form3 set out to revolutionise the world of payment processing and disrupt the traditional payment infrastructure model, with an always on, cloud-native, Payments-as-a-Service platform. Today, Form3 is trusted by some of the UK’s and Europe’s biggest Tier1 banks and fastest-growing fintechs to handle their critical payments architecture. Form3 has been awarded Payments Innovation of the Year 2022 by Payments Awards, Most Innovative Mobile or Financial Service Payments Solution 2022 by PAY360 Awards, Payments Innovation of the Year 2022 by FSTech Awards and was shortlisted as Diversity Champion of the Year 2022 run by British Diversity Awards.
Clarency is a licensed Major Payments Institution based in Singapore. It enables liquidity and performs settlements that connect clients with limited or no access to correspondent accounts to global finance. Its KYC-first processes employ exceptionally high levels of transactional diligence, with all transactions, activities and background information stored using next-generation blockchain technologies. The company’s principal focus is on facilitating commercial payments for imports and exports to and from countries with poor infrastructure and minimal access to safe, cost-effective global banking. Clarency’s biz. Clarency platform currently handles more than $3 billion per year, with growth now exceeding 50% year-on-year.