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SWIFT

Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications

A cooperative society that provides highly secure message communications between banks. It does not transfer money or any other financial materials, but simply provides information. It also standardizes forms between members so as to reduce costs and operational risk. Founded in 1973 and headquartered in Belgium, SWIFT has thousands of members in more than 200 countries worldwide.
References in classic literature ?
The time is near when you shall pray Jove and all the gods in your flight, that your steeds may be swifter than hawks as they raise the dust on the plain and bear you back to your city.
Here it was joined by a river of greater magnitude and swifter current, and their united waters swept off through the valley in one impetuous stream, which, from its rapidity and turbulence, had received the name of the Mad River.
Cloke, who had heard the news by farm-telegraphy, which is older but swifter than Marconi's.
Images are to words like light to sound - incomparably swifter.
On the other hand, there were many slower, and in the early stages of the chase these impeded their swifter brethren.
The swifter craft are seldom equipped with large buoyancy tanks, since the added bulk of them tends to reduce a vessel's speed.
It had taken several hours to force my way up to the falls against the strong current, and other hours would be required for the descent, although the pace would be much swifter.
The greater numbers of the Asiatics and their swifter heeling movements gave them the effect of persistently attacking the Germans.
They were longer, carried much larger sails, and were considerably swifter.
Here he heard the occasional shots of the duelists, and choosing the safer and swifter avenue of the forest branches to the uncertain transportation afforded by a half-broken Abyssinian pony, took to the trees.
The great creatures, notwithstanding their enormous weight, are swift on their wings; but the Wieroo are swifter.
The long quiet stretches of river gave way to swifter water, and progress was slower and more dogged.