SWIFT is an abbreviation for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication and stands for a worldwide network of banks that work collaboratively to provide their customers with international bank transfers.All SWIFT transfers are carried out via the payer's bank, which gets debited and are routed through multiple intermediary banks before the recipient's bank is credited. This whole process can take up to 1-4 business days.
Local transfer uses a web of financial institutions through which the recipient can be paid using their local bank. Intermediaries are used for facilitating transactions and to clear the bank transfer payment, also known as a remittance.In local transfers, the funds are processed by the recipient's local bank in their local currency and settled through their local payment system. All you need are the recipient's bank details, including their local bank account number. While local transfers are cheaper than SWIFT transfers, they take longer to process.
The key difference between international wire transfers and local bank transfers is that local bank transfers can be completed at a relatively low cost, whereas international wire transfers are generally more expensive. International wire transfers, however, are more reliable and faster than local bank transfers.