Brussels, 4 July 2013 – SWIFT, the financial messaging provider for more than 10,000 financial institutions and corporations in 212 countries and territories, announced today that it has appointed ProFIX a Business Partner for Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.
ProFIX Company is a leading system integrator focused on the banking and financial sectors, with more than 16 years' experience in Ukraine and around 10 in CIS. ProFIX first started working with SWIFT in 2002 and today has more than 120 customers using its services to access the SWIFT network. SWIFT Business Partners are an extension of SWIFT, and provide tailored, expert commercial support to specific customer groups in key markets. They work to meet the requirements of SWIFT customers across a broad range of products and services. This portfolio ranges from connectivity solutions like the new cloud-based offering Alliance Lite2 to business solutions like SWIFTRef for reference data and Sanctions Screening to meet regulatory requirements.
SWIFT Business Partners are selected based on their depth of local market expertise and presence, and their relationships with the community. They are aligned with SWIFT’s strategy, and working with these partners will make it easier for SWIFT customers to get access to the specific commercial support they need.
The efforts of SWIFT Business Partners are co-ordinated and overseen through SWIFT’s global partner framework, ensuring that SWIFT customers around the world can benefit from the same high-quality service.
Commenting on its appointment as SWIFT Business Partner, Iurii Bondar, Head of SWIFT Division, ProFIX Company, says: “We hope that the distinguished status of SWIFT Business Partner will empower us to enhance and improve customer service levels and extend the local presence of SWIFT solutions in the markets covered by our relationship.”
Alain Raes, Chief Executive, EMEA and Asia Pacific, SWIFT, adds: “We are delighted to welcome ProFIX Company into our SWIFT Business Partner programme. This development builds on and recognises the long-standing and fruitful relationship between our two companies. ProFIX is completely aligned with SWIFT’s strategy and we are confident this new relationship will bring enormous benefits to the SWIFT communities in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. We look forward to seeing our partnership go from strength to strength.”
SWIFT is a member-owned cooperative that provides the communications platform, products and services to connect more than 10,000 financial institutions and corporations in 212 countries and territories. SWIFT enables its users to exchange automated, standardised financial information securely and reliably, thereby lowering costs, reducing operational risk and eliminating operational inefficiencies. SWIFT also brings the financial community together to work collaboratively to shape market practice, define standards and debate issues of mutual interest.
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