Banif del­e­ga­tion at­tends Si­bos con­fer­ence

Malta Independent - - BUSINESS & FINANCE -

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Banif Bank trav­elled to Geneva to at­tend the Si­bos con­fer­ence – the world’s premier an­nual con­fer­ence, ex­hi­bi­tion and net­work­ing event or­gan­ised by SWIFT for the fi­nan­cial in­dus­try.

For one week ev­ery year, SWIFT brings to­gether some 8,000 busi­ness lead­ers, de­ci­sion mak­ers and topic ex­perts from a range of fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions, mar­ket in­fra­struc­tures, multi­na­tional cor­po­ra­tions and tech­nol­ogy part­ners. With many speak­ers and con­fer­ence ses­sions, Si­bos is the place to dis­cuss busi­ness strat­egy, build net­works and col­lec­tively shape the fu­ture of the fi­nan­cial in­dus­try.

“The theme for this year’s con­fer­ence was ‘Trans­form­ing the land­scape’, and was struc­tured around four streams – bank­ing, com­pli­ance, cul­ture and se­cu­ri­ties,” said Roberta Bon­avia, Head of Fi­nan­cial Man­age­ment at Banif who at­tended the con­fer­ence, “en­sur­ing that we keep up our high cus­tomer ser­vice qual­ity stan­dards while dili­gently adhering to the lat­est reg­u­la­tions is our top pri­or­ity. The net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties of­fered dur­ing this con­fer­ence, as well as the in­sights into com­pli­ance with anti-fi­nan­cial crime and counter-ter­ror­ism fi­nanc­ing will en­sure that we con­tinue to keep abreast of the lat­est devel­op­ment and trends and will con­trib­ute to­wards shap­ing our cor­po­rate strat­egy and de­ci­sion­mak­ing pro­cesses.”

“The bank­ing stream in par­tic­u­lar, with its fo­cus on pay­ments and cor­re­spon­dent bank­ing, was of great in­ter­est to us fol­low­ing our re­cent upgrade to Pel­i­can’s pay­ment so­lu­tions,” said Chris Mi­callef, Head of Op­er­a­tions and Sys­tems at Banif. “The dis­cus­sions re­gard­ing the re­cent trends and chal­lenges of main­tain­ing se­cu­rity stan­dards in such a heav­ily reg­u­lated and digi­tised mar­ket served to con­firm that Banif Bank is tak­ing the right steps to re­main at the fore­front of fi­nan­cial tech­nol­ogy.”

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