‘Support PSF’ status enables Syncordis to provide locally hosted SaaS services, and strengthens its position as a Temenos Global Services Partner
Luxembourg, February 13, 2020 – Syncordis PSF S.A., a leading Temenos banking software specialist and a subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd. (LTI) has been granted ‘Support Professional of the Financial Sector’ (Support PSF, Art 29-3 – OSIP) license by Luxembourg Ministry of Finance. A Professional of the Financial Sector (“PSF”) is an entity that is authorized to perform financial sector activities as a regular occupation, in accordance with article 13 of the law. The license strengthens Syncordis’ position as a Temenos Global Services Partner and is valid for an unlimited duration.
The PSF status serves as a guarantee for clients as every PSF Support company must comply with regulatory requirements, be financially stable, and implement a highest level of quality in terms of organization, infrastructure, security and internal controls.
Stéphane Fisch, Managing Director and Head of Managed Services, Syncordis PSF S.A. said, “We have provided onsite production services since 2008, but the growing demand for outsourced production support services and SaaS solutions for Temenos clients called for this strategic move. Syncordis PSF will provide end-to-end managed services to its clients with the highest standards of security, governance, processes and tools. Obtaining the “Support PSF” license marks a major milestone for Syncordis and will give us a competitive edge to add unprecedented value to digital transformation journeys of our clients.”
Sudhir Chaturvedi, President & Executive Board Member, LTI said, “I congratulate Syncordis on this remarkable accomplishment. Syncordis PSF now has full rights to operate primary information systems in the banking sector and can take full responsibility to operate financial institutions’ production environment. This setup enables Syncordis’ clients to fully focus on their core business without worrying about technology and enjoy multiple additional benefits such as locally hosted SaaS solutions, increased transparency and security as well as appropriate management of direct and indirect risks.”
Luxembourgian companies that apply for a PSF license must undergo a lengthy application process with the CSSF. Syncordis started the process in 2018 and submitted 1.500 pages worth of documents over the course of the past two years to comply with and meet all CSSF requirements. Licensed companies are audited yearly and must report to the CSSF on a monthly basis. For more information, go to: http://www.cssf.lu/en/supervision/pfs/support-pfs/