Russia Launches Own ‘SWIFT’ Service, Links Up 91 Credit Institutions

Nations of the world are sidestepping around the U.S. dominated world economy and are replacing it with their own. The move from SWIFT is yet but one piece. An example of another would be the alternative global internet brought to you by BRICS.

 

Ekaterina Blinova — Almost 91 domestic credit institutions have been incorporated into the new Russian financial system, the analogous of SWIFT, an international banking network.

The new service, will allow Russian banks to communicate seamlessly through the Central Bank of Russia. It should be noted that Russia’s Central Bank initiated the development of the country’s own messaging system in response to repeated threats voiced by Moscow’s Western partners to disconnect Russia from SWIFT.

SWIFT (The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) is a Belgium-based international organization that provides services and a standardized environment for global banking communicating that allows financial institutions to send and receive messages about their transactions.

Russian experts point to the fact that Western businesses would face severe losses if they expelled Russia from the international SWIFT system. On the other hand, the alternative system launched by Russia might reduce the negative impacts caused by measures imposed by the West, including possible disconnection from SWIFT, and diminish Western financial dominance over Russia.

Full article: Russia Launches Own ‘SWIFT’ Service, Links Up 91 Credit Institutions (Sputnik News)

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