SIX Interbank Clearing is involved in several committees focused on questions of standardization concerning the national and international payment traffic. It thus contributes to Swiss banks being able to set up products and services in a timely fashion and to do so on solid and market-driven platforms while facilitating the smooth operation of payments.
The Swiss financial center is introducing beneficial standards, and also taking the opportunity to harmonize payments and to align with the Swiss ISO 20022 payments standard. This is not just SEPA-conforming, in terms of euro payments, but accommodates all domestic and foreign payment transactions.
The harmonization forms the basis for sustainable, competitive Swiss payment traffic in the future. The harmonization program also enables simpler payment processes in the future with improved processing quality. At the same time, complexity will be reduced when it comes to the development and maintenance of payment systems. Innovative and customer-friendly functionalities will be at the users' disposal.