Barron Mccann Offers Cost-effective Swift Access to Smes

17 May 2010

Leading payment systems, information security and IT services specialist Barron McCann can now offer small or medium sized organizations simple, low-cost access to the SWIFT network, following the announcement that it has become a reseller for SWIFT’s ‘Alliance Lite’ SWIFTNet connectivity product.

SWIFT’s ‘Alliance Lite’ product allows organisations to access the SWIFT data network without the need to install any SWIFT-specific software at their premises. All that is required is a standard internet connection and a SWIFT-issued USB hardware security token. Alliance Lite allows users to send and manage most SWIFT messages for payments or securities via a browser-based interface and with the same level of security as all other SWIFT transactions.

According to Barron McCann, Alliance Lite offers a simple access infrastructure that can be used as a secure way to send or receive signed messages and payment files. Alliance Lite will not only help smaller organisations to streamline their multi-bank connectivity in a secure and cost-effective way; it will also enable banks to satisfy their corporate customers’ demand for fast file exchange while avoiding the need to make major changes to their existing payment network infrastructure.

Barron McCann’s SWIFT Business Manager, John Doyle commented, “Alliance Lite is an innovative and creative product which provides all of the benefits of SWIFT’s service to SMEs, but in a much more cost-effective and affordable way for smaller businesses. When combined with our own Validate’ and ‘Paygate’ electronic payment systems, Alliance Lite becomes a powerful and highly-capable tool for all types of payment, both domestic and international.”

Barron McCann’s ‘Paygate’ is a range of advanced, easy to use, electronic payment solutions designed to support a variety of submission infrastructures, transaction types and payment instruments, while ‘Validate’ is a real-time data validation service for electronic payment systems which enables the quick and easy validation of UK and European payment data, including account numbers, credit card numbers, BICS and IBANs.

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