SWIFT has always been about bringing added-value to its customers in response to a rapidly changing landscape. As an innovative incumbent, particularly in the areas of real-time payments, compliance and correspondent banking, SWIFT has a leading role to play in driving innovation across its community.
This is why Innotribe was launched in 2009. Benefitting from SWIFT’s central role within the financial industry, Innotribe seeks to reinforce the importance of collaboration when it comes to innovation, supporting all actors of the FinTech sphere, including SWIFT, to move forward together.
Punctuated by new partnerships and exciting events in different regions, 2016 has been great year for Innotribe which pivoted the Startup Challenge to support emerging FinTech ecosystems and introduced a brand new initiative in the Innotribe toolbox: the Industry Challenges.
Amongst industry recognition by Institutional Investor, Financial News and the 2016 Canadian FinTech Awards, the Innotribe team was also thrilled to support the launch of the Global FinTech Hub Federation, a network of emerging as well as established FinTech hubs, in partnership with Innovate Finance.
Next to the debate and discussions generated at Sibos, Innotribe also supports collaborative research, working with proven FinTech enterprises, academics and top industry experts. The first paper foreseen in 2017 will explore the top three ’must-haves’ for innovation teams within the financial industry. Innotribe spoke to 11 innovation leaders from top financial services institutions across the globe to learn more about the types of innovation frameworks they use, what works and what does not work when practising innovation, but also what are the greatest advantages and barriers to innovation. The paper will be released early February 2017. Watch this space for the top tips on how to make innovation a true success.