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Rabobank – Payments Strategy

Rabobank uses Savantor’s industry expertise to develop their card platform strategy and transition plan options

Rabobank identified the need to critically assess their existing card payment infrastructure and wished to utilise independent expertise to supplement their team.

A review was required of the current technical and business strategy for a future cards platform which would enable them to deliver against strategic objectives.

Savantor’s team undertook the following:

  • Positioned the bank to refine the future strategic model.
  • Consolidated the business and technical requirements into a high-level list of key drivers.
  • Developed a shortlist of potential strategic and tactical solution providers to meet the programme objectives.
  • Delivered a target plan for the bank to achieve the desired future state.

Geoff Durham, Executive Director at Savantor, is confident that Savantor’s expertise in undertaking platform reviews and optimisation alignment to business strategy helped guide the bank through the process.

"Rabobank recognised that the complexity and scale of change demanded proven outside expertise. It was a pleasure to help the bank turn complexity into forward momentum and deliver against strategic goals."

Features of this assignment:

  • Review architectural and technical strategy requirements.
  • Assess business needs, market strategy and key priorities.
  • Identify the desired Target State from both a business and technical perspective, covering the components required to support card issuing, merchant acquiring, transaction switching, scheme gateways and clearing & settlement.
  • Undertake an internal ‘desktop-based’ assessment using Savantor’s market knowledge, in order to identify a shortlist of potential strategic and tactical solution providers.
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Client Quotes

Moneris Solutions

"Savantor did an outstanding job of the review and I received nothing but positive feedback on the interaction with our management team."

Jeff Guthri, COO - Moneris Solutions - Canada

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 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

Card Migration

"I was impressed by the speed with which the Savantor team were able to start delivering and as a team they have made a significant contribution to the success of the Programme."

Bjorn Niels, Programme Director - ABN AMRO Bank - The Netherland

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

EMV Migration Planning

"It was a strategic imperative for the bank to be EMV compliant for our payment cards and the experience that Savantor brought to the company has proved to be invaluable."

Eddie Sweeney, Chief Technology Officer - AIB Bank - Ireland

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

Collections Transformation

"Savantor did an absolutely superb job for us on the Collections programme. The professionalism, hard work, courtesy and tenacity of their experts is a credit both to the individuals and to Savantor."

Peter O'Dea, Senior Manager - Collections Department - Permanent tsb bank - Ireland

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