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About Savantor

When you need specialist business or technical advice and help, it always pays to seek the best expertise - and no-one knows more about the cards, payments, transaction processing and banking industry across Europe and beyond than Savantor.

Since 1997 our team of senior people from financial services, software, processing and related industries has completed major projects for many well known banks, card schemes, third party processors and hardware/software vendors. The value of that combined experience is incalculable to our current and future clients.

Savantor provides a wide range of strategic advice and operational implementation, based on detailed knowledge of the latest thinking within the industry. The results we deliver are both rapid and practical because, as you would expect, we've encountered similar circumstances before so we know what's coming next.

Melinda Durham
Melinda Durham

Resourcing Director, has spent over 10 years in the recruitment and specialist resourcing business, servicing major organisations in the UK and Europe. She has extensive experience in contract, permanent and consultancy resourcing both directly and in managed agency operations.

Rob King
Rob King

Consulting Director, has spent over 20 years in the payments, banking and manufacturing industries. He is an entrepreneurial and inspirational international business leader with a consistent and exceptional record of delivery within challenging situations and competitive environments. Particular expertise in driving business turnaround, transformational change and major growth and development strategies, including acquisitions and joint ventures. Combines creative thinking with clear vision, strong implementation skills and a natural ability to build high-performance teams.

Geoff Durham
Geoff Durham

Executive Director, has spent over 30 years working in strategic consultancy, system conversions and development in the card payment, transaction processing and banking industry as well as with third party processors and software houses.

Jarkko Anttiroiko
Jarkko Anttiroiko

Regional Director, Scandinavia, has over 20 years' experience in payments and electronic banking services. He has played a prominent role in the development of the Finnish payments market through the first mass-market EMV combination (credit/debit) card, national debit transition to international SEPA compliant debit and transforming Finland into a competitive acquiring market.

Angel Benseny
Angel Benseny

Regional Director, Southern Europe, has over 30 years experience in payments systems. He worked for Visa and MasterCard International for more than 20 years in areas such Operations, Risk, Business and Regulations for the Spain and Portugal markets. He has actively participated in transformation projects at Barclaycard, Citibank and Bancopopular-e.

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Client Quotes

Interchange Review

"Savantor did a superb job in confirming what we believed was an area of weakness. The detail we now have will enable us to agree internally what we need to do to improve structure, control and income. Nationwide management were very impressed with the quality of the Savantor team."

Adam Slater, Senior Manager - Banking - Nationwide Building Society - UK

Business and Platform Strategy

"Savantor successfully advised Rabobank during preparing of the platform migration for cards. Savantor demonstrated thorough knowledge of business processes and market players combined with a practical approach."

Evert Fekkes, Business Information Manager - Rabobank - Nederland

Acquirer Strategy and Operating Model

"Savantor brought an effective blend of European acquirer market expertise and transaction processing solution design. Their experts quickly forged strong working relationships with our team. We enjoyed working with them to create our future acquirer strategy."

Mikko Hyttinen, SVP - Lending Services - OP-Pohjola Group - Finland

Acquirer Risk Assessment

"The expertise provided by Savantor has greatly helped us evaluate our risk position and to take the right steps in managing our future risks. Strong, disciplined planning and an ongoing willingness to work closely with our staff played an enormous part in making this a very successful well-delivered project which will greatly help us in achieving our business goals."

Mark Healy, Chief Risk Officer - NEOVIA Financial - UK

Complex Cards Business Transformation

"This was a major business transformation that required us to build an excellent team made up of internal bank specialists, supported by external card business, technical and operations expertise. Savantor provided specialists from the local market and with international experience to fill a variety of important roles. The Savantor resourcing team are professional, reliable and good people to work with."

Ricardo Gomez, Director - Operations & Technology - WiZink Bank - Spain

Credit Risk Review for New Product Launch

"We needed expert help at short notice and Savantor were very impressive in their response and knowledge. The results were very clear and useful, enabling us to quickly make good progress on the next steps."

Sami Karhunen, Head of Business Intelligence and SME Sales - Point Transaction Systems Oy - Finland

Card Processing Migration

"Disciplined methodology and effective teamwork, guided by Savantor's migration expertise and operational knowledge, were the hallmarks that led to the resounding success of this project, enabling us to maintain and develop our business capability."

Robert Lambert, Head of Cards Strategy - Permanent tsb bank - Ireland

New Payments Initiative

"In moving our new initiative into reality, we required specialist payments knowledge and forward thinking in the retail sector. Savantor supplied this and provided very effective guidance throughout. We enjoyed working with them."

Sophie High, Head of Innovation Delivery - Cancer Research UK

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