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Permanent tsb – Card processing portfolio migration

Effective ptsb/Savantor/TSYS teamwork delivers smooth migration and operating model transformation

permanent tsb needed to implement their target operating model at the same time as de-coupling their credit card business from a shared platform, thus setting the foundation for future success.

The critical success factors were a seamless conversion of an established Visa portfolio to an independent third party processed TS2 system, while restructuring a fully operational back-office.

Savantor’s team undertook the following:

  • Provided solid advice and guidance for the bank’s Steering Committee.
  • Supported Project Management Office function to plan, maintain direction and deliver.
  • Defined key migration activities across all vendors and managed interface testing.
  • Trained and supported Operations to ensure they were positioned to take over functions previously undertaken by agent.
  • Supported authorisation parameters review to cover both conversion and ongoing requirements.
  • Enhanced financial reconciliation and settlement disciplines
  • Provided specialist collections and risk expertise to set up, test and transform processes.

Geoff Durham, Executive Director at Savantor, summarised how the success of the project was due to the effective use of Savantor’s skills and experience.

"Success lay in strong project management, focused use of Savantor’s broad experience and effective team-working between permanent tsb, Savantor and TSYS"

Features of this assignment:

  • Overall structured project management disciplines and methodology to plan and drive workstreams.
  • Manage and deliver detailed TSYS system testing.
  • Set up and test TSYS Options including changes to reflect transfer from managed to self-governing operation.
  • Set up and test collections, risk management and financial control processes.
  • Identify functions previously carried out by agent and set up effectively within bank.
  • Cutover management to provide seamless service to cardholders.
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Issuer and Acquirer Transformation - Assessment and Mobilisation

"We were in urgent need of external independent expertise to supplement our internal resources. Senior consultants had to quickly integrate with a diverse team from across the bank and actively contribute. I am pleased to say that Savantor was able to deliver on our needs as well as being good people to do business with."

Lars Bostrom, Head of Cards - Nordea - Scandinavia

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Acquirer Transformation

"We needed a programme manager for a complex transformation who also brought a broad understanding to help stakeholders through the change. We have been delighted with the delivery and outcomes from this engagement with Savantor."

Michael Liquornik, Executive Vice President - Neovia Financial - UK

Acquiring market insight and strategy review

"Savantor brought an independent perspective and valuable insight that enabled Rabobank to ratify options for delivery and future growth and make informed business decisions in support of our target business model. Having used Savantor on a number of strategic projects, we have no hesitation in recommending their services to others."

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

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"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."

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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

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