ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that the IBM Payments Center joined the Swift Partner Programme. The IBM Payments Center® is a comprehensive payments-as-a-service solution that uses open, standards-based technologies to deliver managed payment and cash management services. It helps financial institutions and other businesses modernize their payment platforms and access the latest cognitive and AI technologies in a highly secure environment. By joining the Swift Partner Programme, the IBM Payments Center creates new opportunities to collaborate with all Swift members, including more than 11,000 banking institutions in over 200 countries. The IBM Payments Center provides end-to-end cloud-based Swift connectivity that adheres to the controls defined by Swift's infrastructure and client security programs, eliminating the need for clients to host and manage Swift's required hardware and software.