Complying with the know your customer (KYC) aspect of bank account opening and management has long been a burden for corporate treasurers. For Pepper Group, early access to SWIFT’s KYC Registry has helped bring a number of efficiencies to this process.
The SWIFT KYC Registry for corporates is a new central repository for standardised KYC information that will address current inefficiencies. It provides a secure self-service repository, simplifying the way that multi-banked corporates exchange and maintain their KYC due diligence details with their banks.
South Africa’s major corporates seem to be unconcerned about the impending transition from interbank offered rates to alternative reference rates. The scale and complexity of the transition should not be underestimated by treasurers, who must ensure their business is well prepared to avoid significant disruption.