ACI Worldwide, Inc.
Dec 12, 2017

ACI Worldwide is the First Application Provider to be Certified for SWIFT gpi

ACI's UP Real-Time Payments solution allows banks to quickly experience gpi benefits—including expediting international funds transfers

Naples, FLA., Dec. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, announced today that it is the first provider globally to receive SWIFT gpi certification for the Universal Payments (UP) Real-Time Payments solution—the industry's only solution that allows financial institutions (FIs) to address their Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS), SWIFT messaging and real-time payments needs with a single, universal offering.

SWIFT gpi is a key value-added service for FIs that speeds up international funds transfers, provides transparency on fees and improves end customer experience and channel efficiency. ACI's SWIFT gpi solution is configured to be fully integrated with the bank's applications and workflows, allowing quick rollout to immediately provide ACI customers with all the gpi benefits. SWIFT's program has gained considerable industry momentum with more than 120 banks becoming gpi members, of which more than 30 are now live, having exchanged more than 5 million gpi payments over the last year.

"With its support for SWIFT gpi, ACI has demonstrated its global payments leadership. We are delighted that the global transaction banking industry will be able to benefit from this," said Wim Raymaekers, head of banking markets and SWIFT gpi at SWIFT. "SWIFT's certification ensures ACI's UP Real-Time Payments solution supports the requirements of SWIFT gpi and its future evolution."

"Being the first provider to receive this certification is testament to our team, our track record and our UP Real-Time Payments solution and we are excited to bring SWIFT gpi to the market," said WA Proctor, vice president, ACI Worldwide. "SWIFT gpi brings immense value to our customers and we look forward to continuing our strong relationship with SWIFT to enhance and support the SWIFT gpi service."

ACI's UP Real-Time Payments solution is an extensible payments and SWIFT messaging solution that provides global processing capabilities, supporting the new SWIFT gpi service. With interfaces directly to SWIFTNet services, as well as multiple real-time gross settlement (RTGS), ACH networks and real-time payment networks across the globe, UP Real-Time Payments is a single, integrated solution for domestic and international processing.

 

About ACI Worldwide
ACI Worldwide, the Universal Payments (UP) company, powers electronic payments for more than 5,100 organizations around the world. More than 1,000 of the largest financial institutions and intermediaries, as well as thousands of global merchants, rely on ACI to execute $14 trillion each day in payments and securities. In addition, myriad organizations utilize our electronic bill presentment and payment services. Through our comprehensive suite of software solutions delivered on customers' premises or through ACI's private cloud, we provide real-time, immediate payments capabilities and enable the industry's most complete omni-channel payments experience. To learn more about ACI, please visit www.aciworldwide.com. You can also find us on Twitter @ACI_Worldwide.

About SWIFT
SWIFT is a global member owned cooperative and the world's leading provider of secure financial messaging services. We provide our community with a platform for messaging and standards for communicating, and we offer products and services to facilitate access and integration, identification, analysis and regulatory compliance.

Our messaging platform, products and services connect more than 11,000 banking and securities organisations, market infrastructures and corporate customers in more than 200 countries and territories. While SWIFT does not hold funds or manage accounts on behalf of customers, we enable our global community of users to communicate securely, exchanging standardised financial messages in a reliable way, thereby supporting global and local financial flows, as well as trade and commerce all around the world. For more information, visit www.swift.com or follow us on Twitter: @swiftcommunity and LinkedIN: SWIFT. For more information about SWIFT gpi, visit www.swift.com/gpi.

Andrea Snyder

ACI Worldwide

+1 (781) 370-4817

andrea.snyder@aciworldwide.com



Dan Ring

ACI Worldwide

+1 (781) 370-3600

dan.ring@aciworldwide.com

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