BNP Paribas Cash Management and Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY) today announced a partnership that will deliver proven cash management services, SWIFT connectivity and value added services to corporates in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
BNP Paribas will be providing their corporate clients efficient, reliable and secure SWIFT connectivity via Bottomline's Service Bureau solution. BNP Paribas has been a forerunner in promoting and facilitating SWIFT connectivity for corporate clients. BNP Paribas is the leading bank group worldwide in terms of number of SWIFTNet corporate customers.
Bottomline's SWIFT Access Service connects corporates to the global banking network through a certified SWIFT service that supports all classifications of inbound and outbound SWIFT messages, standards and formats. Bottomline has one of the largest teams of SWIFT certified professionals in the world and today supports more than 100 institutions with their SWIFT requirements. Bottomline, a SWIFT Regional Partner, recently received SWIFT accreditation for its global cash management solution after rigorous testing and several corporate user endorsements.
Yann Leray, Head of Cash Management, BNP Paribas UK said "We are pleased to announce the partnership with Bottomline Technologies in the UK and Ireland; it brings together two leading providers with complementary products and skill sets." Marie Laurence Faure, Head of Marketing Channel Products, BNP Paribas added, "The process has been built on mutual respect between the teams involved and after careful assessment of the products, services and customer support offered by Bottomline, we are confident our corporate customers will realize even greater benefits from their relationship with BNP Paribas."
Nigel Savory, Managing Director, EMEA, Bottomline Technologies adds, "At Bottomline, we are committed to driving customer and product excellence through people, technology and customer support. Our customers readily endorse successful implementations and the resulting business benefits. The partnership with BNP Paribas in the UK and Ireland is another important step forward for us in support of organizations dealing with a challenging economic environment."