SIDE International increases its pan-European presence

SIDE Spain is preparing the accreditation to become SWIFT Service Partner and is opening its Madrid office on October 1st, 2005

Copenhagen, Denmark (September 7th, 2005) – At SIBOS 2005, SIDE International proudly announces the opening in Madrid of the 7th SIDE Office. The phase of accreditation as a SWIFT Service Partner for the Iberian Peninsula has started and SIDE feels confident that this process will be completed rapidly.

Since its creation, SIDE works in close cooperation with SWIFT and addresses the needs of Financial Institutions worldwide by providing value-added products and services that complement the SWIFTAlliance and SWIFTNet product ranges. Over the years, SIDE International has become the leading provider of value-added products integrated in SWIFTAlliance.

Aydin Erol, SWIFT Global Service Partnerships Manager, says: "SWIFT works already in close collaboration with SIDE in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg &, USA and we welcome the initiative of SIDE to extend its valuable services as a SWIFT Service Partner to cover Iberia."

Juan Martinez, SWIFT Senior Technical Manager Iberia, says: "SWIFT Iberia is delighted to have a local presence of SIDE to provide professional technical support and services to our customer base. We look forward to working close together and provide the added value our customers need."

Jean-François Vander Meersche, SIDE Sales and Marketing Director, says: "One of the great strengths of the SIDE group is to be "A strong International Group" having a "Specialized View” on each market, thanks to its Worldwide Offices and strong Business Partners Network. With the opening of SIDE Spain we are closer to our customers in the Southern part of Europe. This contributes to deliver an excellent commercial and operational service in this important market place."

SIDE is the only SWIFT Business Partner for the USA, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg & France and accredited Service Partner with the largest number of SWIFT Certified Consultants and Trainers providing implementation, training and consulting services on the SWIFT environment.

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