SWIFT is a global member-owned cooperative and the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services. They provide a platform for messaging, standards for communicating and offer products and services to facilitate access and integration; identification, analysis and financial crime compliance.

Their messaging platform, products and services connects more than 11,000 banking and securities organisations, market infrastructures and corporate customers in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to communicate securely and exchange standardised financial messages in a reliable way.

They facilitate global and local financial flows, support trade and commerce all around the world; they relentlessly pursue operational excellence and continually seek ways to lower costs, reduce risks and eliminate operational inefficiencies. Headquartered in Belgium, SWIFT’s international governance and oversight reinforces the neutral, global character of its cooperative structure. SWIFT’s global office network ensures an active presence in all the major financial centres.

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Middleware Group

Founded over 10 years ago; Middleware New Zealand has grown from a solely focused integration consulting services organisation to one which provides end-to-end middleware services and solutions. Middleware New Zealand has recently become a member of the Middleware Group of companies; formed to provide middleware services, products and niche capability to the New Zealand and Australian marketplace. Middleware Group is made up of three wholly owned subsidiaries:

  • Middleware New Zealand: A solution based consultancy services company founded on passion, expertise, quality, independence and trust.
  • Glueware: An ‘open data’ product company providing boutique solutions focused on accelerating industry innovation.
  • The Black Belts: A placement company that sources and provides specialist middleware and project management capability to the New Zealand market.

The Middleware Group is currently focused on enabling the financial services industry to accelerate both its compliance to the Payment NZ API standards, whilst providing solutions to support an ever-changing marketplace. Some of their work includes participation in the Payments NZ API Centre working groups to develop industry standards, Middleware NZ’s development and support of the Payments NZ API Centre sandbox, and investments in a Gateway solution to simplify and accelerate compliance to the Payments NZ  API standards v2.0.

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Westpac has been serving New Zealanders since 1861 and is today one of New Zealand’s largest banks, employing more than 4000 staff and serving more than 1.3 million customers. We provide a full range of retail and commercial financial services to households and businesses. These services are delivered through more than 120 bank branches nationwide, an extensive network of ATMs, a locally based call centre, and a suite of mobile banking applications. We are also the main banker of the New Zealand Government, a relationship we have held since 1989. We are committed to improving the social, environmental and economic wellbeing of all New Zealanders, and endeavour to do so through a variety of initiatives.

We have supported rescue helicopter services for more than 35 years through a variety of sponsorships and also run an annual fundraising drive which is led by staff. In 2019 we became New Zealand’s first bank, and largest corporate organisation at the time, to become an accredited Living Wage Employer. We are also strong advocates on the need for greater gender equality in leadership and the case for taking early action on climate change. In 2020 we became the first Toitū carbonzero certified bank in New Zealand. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of one of Australia’s main banks, Westpac Group, however we operate independently with a local Board of Directors and under different laws and regulations.

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