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Major Global Bank – Global Product Delivery

Major Bank used Savantor’s project management skills coupled with in-depth industry expertise to successfully implement global programme enhancements

A major Global Bank was planning to add additional cardholder features to their global card products to ensure availability of best in class customer benefits.

The programme required strong project management skills and in-depth industry expertise in order to co-ordinate development across multiple global teams and stakeholders.

Savantor’s team undertook the following:

  • Delivery of global business requirements documents.
  • Understanding of partner offerings and ability to consolidate into a global solution.
  • Establishment of a global centre of excellence to manage the programme for all target markets.
  • Production of training and procedure documents.
  • Acting as the key “go to” person on the programme for the business owner.

Doug Tuson, Executive Director at Savantor, explained how Savantor’s knowledge and experience contributed to the success of the project.

"We were delighted to be able to provide the necessary skills and expertise for such a successful project implementation."

Features of this assignment:

  • Project management skills to bring together teams from across various markets in which cards are issued.
  • Liaison across global marketing teams, business leads and external parties.
  • Detailed technical understanding of file transfer and file formats.
  • Detailed understanding of the cards business dynamics ensuring that any developed solution would meet the needs of the bank and of customers.
  • Seniority to bring together internal and external business and technical teams.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective troubleshooting skills if required.
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"OP-Pohjola Group has used Savantors help in numerous different specialist projects differing from risk assessment to management tool creation to transaction analysis. We have been very satisfied by the quality of the service provided by Savantor's experts."

Kai Lindstrom, Head of Acquiring - OP-Services Ltd - Finland

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

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

Complex Multi-Country Migration

"This complex migration, undertaken simultaneously in Spain and Portugal, has been a complete success. Savantor has provided us with excellent support for over 3 years, both in the original business transformation programme and now this double migration. We value their open and honest approach to business, and of course the expertise that they bring."

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

Expert Witness

"After searching extensively for the required industry expert in a complex litigation, Savantor was identified to have the necessary industry knowledge and expertise on a range of complex issues. Savantor provided clear advice and was able to quickly hone in on the key issues, but most importantly, generating pragmatic winnable answers."

Gavin Ingram, General Counsel & VP Strategic Planning - Global Blue - Asia Pacific

Platform Selection

"Savantor's support in our platform selection process has enabled us to sustain our profitability and positioning for the future. Their advice and guidance was essential to our decision-making."

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

Commercial Card Migration

"Execution at its best. We're delighted that this project has been truly outstanding and received an award from 'The Banker'. Savantor provided crucial expertise that helped us keep all our promises in terms of delivery. The scheduling, planning and control regime throughout was excellent."

Chris Mason, Director - Commercial Cards EMEA - Citi - UK

Payments Platform Strategy and Sourcing

"We were in urgent need of external independent expertise to supplement our internal resources. Senior consultants had to quickly integrate with our team and actively contribute. Their experts quickly forged strong working relationships and delivered to our brief. We enjoyed working with them to develop our future platform strategy."

Evert R Fekkes, SVP - Payment & Savings Services - Rabobank Nederland

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