SWIFT daily messaging volumes exceed 30 million

The end of June peak in payments traffic, combined with the ongoing Brexit-related surge in Securities and Treasury traffic, triggered two successive FIN traffic peak days on Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30 June 2016.

On June 28, a total of 28,305,037 million messages were sent over the SWIFT network. Subsequently, SWIFT daily volumes exceeded the 30 million message mark on June 30, when 30,392,943 messages were sent over the network.

SWIFT says the 7.4 percent growth in volumes between the two peak days, representing more than 2 million messages, is the biggest increase ever recorded between two peak days. New records were set in both Payments traffic (14.9 million messages) and Securities traffic (13.8 million messages), as well as in all three regions.