SMA Financial meets growing demand for SWIFT skills and services from Ireland client base

27 January 2009

SMA Financial, SWIFT Regional partner for UK, Ireland and Channel Islands today announces a re-organisation in order to bolster its support and implementation team based in Ireland. SMA’s new clients in the region along with strong repeat business from existing clients, has created an increased need for local SWIFT consultancy and support resources.

Simon Murby, Managing Director, SMA Financial commented, “Despite uncertainties in the current financial climate , Ireland represents a growing market with a number of financial and corporate clients relying on SMA for Bureau Service connectivity and ongoing SWIFT support. In the face of continued demand from users, we have ensured that our locally based and fully accredited SWIFT resources are able to provide the high levels of service for which we are known.”

SMA provides a complete range of business consulting, technical services and solutions to complement the SWIFT network. This includes a Bureau Service which has been adopted by a growing number of Irish banks and corporates who are looking to outsource their SWIFT connectivity and SystemCare for clients who host their own SWIFT infrastructure but turn to experts from SMA for ongoing support and maintenance.

SMA is the only SWIFT Service Partner globally that is fully accredited across the entire SWIFTNet Infrastructure family, the underlying technology platforms and all of the business solutions enabled by SWIFT. Additionally SMA provides a number of value added services such as anti-money laundering, disaster recovery, upgrade support and maintenance.

Feedback from Irish clients indicates they appreciate access to locally based SWIFT resources. If required, SMA can supplement the local team with consultants from its London HQ. This ensures that client needs can be serviced using the most appropriate resource and scaled up or down as required.

SMA consultants have a wealth of business and technical experience and are consistently drawn from the ranks of the SWIFT industry which ensures that SMA maintains the quality of its pool of SWIFT experts. SMA is already recognised as having the largest team of SWIFT accredited resources in the industry.

Murby concludes, “SMA’s team of consultants is skilled at delivering SWIFT projects on time and within budget. Clients appreciate the speed of implementation which in turn leads to a quicker realisation of the project benefits and a rapid return on investment.”

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