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Case study

UniCredit Group as provider of financial services is number 2 in Europe in terms of market capitalisation.The division Global Transaction Banking is among the top 3 in European transaction banking and offers proximity in Germany, Italy and Austria and an extensive international network to Large Corporates, Mid Corporates and SMEs.

Benefits for UniCredit

Provides standardised connectivity solution with global reach without having to develop it

Attracts new business from corporates looking for a single connection to reach all their banks

UniCredit is a strong supporter of ”SWIFT for Corporates” and actively promotes a complete offering via its EuropeanGate.

UniCredit UniCredit’s SWIFT offering speeds up corporates’ processes by providing access to banks across the globe

U n i C r e d i t f u l l y s u p p o r t s S W I F T f o r i t s c o r p o r a t e c u s t o m e r s , e n a b l i n g t h e m t o c o n n e c t t o a n y o f t h e i r b a n k i n g p a r t n e r s v i a o n e s i n g l e a c c e s s . A c o r p o r a t e t r e a s u r e r ' s d r e a m c o m e t r u e . M a r k u s S t r a u ß f e l d , M a n a g i n g D i r e c t o r , C a s h M a n a g e m e n t & e B a n k i n g S a l e s , U n i C r e d i t

Drivers UniCredit sees clear benefits in providing SWIFT to corporate clients as it:

  • Provides a common infrastructure for different banks around the world

  • Meets the highest security and availability standards

  • Provides independence from proprietary country standards and single-bank electronic banking products

  • Simplifies implementation and auditing of statutory payment regulations with global impact (e.g. Sarbanes-Oxley)

  • Streamlines centralised payments, account info, FX confirmations in standard or local format

  • Savings in resources, controlling, administrative processes and documentation, etc.

  • New possibilities in Trade Services

& Finance.

For UniCredit, SWIFT provides a standardised connectivity solution that is global without the need to develop or deploy it on their own. This allows UniCredit to attract new business and payment volumes from corporates looking for such solution.

Corporate clients

Regional bank protocol

Single access point

Local connection


UniCredit Banca d’Impresa

UniCredit Group

Bank Austria Creditanstalt


  • Authorization

  • Validation

  • Conversion

  • Routing

Network of the

Other banks

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