Opened in March 2013, the SWIFT Kuala Lumpur Corporate Services Centre currently offers a wide range of support and services to SWIFT around the globe, including Consulting, IT development, qualification testing, Customer support, Business services like KYC, Ref Data or Business Intelligence, accounting and finance analysis. The centre has steadily grown from 0 to around 140 staff and is expected to hire 60 new positions over the next 12 months.
SWIFT Kuala Lumpur Corporate Services Centre, located in fantastic facilities in the brand new Bangsar South complex, is essential in providing 24/5 support to our customers and our offices across the world, and we are proud to have a hub of exceptional skills and talents in Malaysia. It supports actively SWIFT in fulfilling our ambitions to have a large, high performing team to prepare for further growth in the region.
Alain Raes, Chief Executive, Asia Pacific and EMEA, SWIFT, recently said: “This strong KL office expansion is reflecting our strong belief in continued growth in the Asia Pacific region. It shows our commitment to providing greater service and world-class support to the global SWIFT community.”
SWIFT is a key infrastructure within the Malaysian financial system. Over the past three decades, SWIFT has been providing the local community, including banks and corporates, with a highly secure and reliable network to exchange electronic financial messages. Most notably, SWIFT has been selected as connectivity channel for Malaysia’s new payments system, RENTAS (Real-time Electronic Transfer of Funds and Securities System), which will significantly enhance the efficiency of payments and fund flows of the financial sector.
SWIFT has been operating in Asia Pacific for over 30 years, starting in Hong Kong and Singapore. Since 2005, SWIFT has opened three additional sales and support offices in Asia, bringing the total number of offices to nine across the region. This includes a Control Centre in Hong Kong and the corporate services hub that opened in Kuala Lumpur in 2013.
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