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WiZink uses Savantor’s platform transition expertise for the migration of acquired Barclaycard Spain and Portugal card portfolios

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Savantor, a specialist company in the provision of strategic, business and technical expertise to the payment and banking industry, has had a pivotal role in the successful card migration by WiZink,a leading independent digital bank in Spain and Portugal specialising in revolving credit.

Following their acquisition of the Barclaycard portfolios in Spain and Portugal, WiZink set the challenge to undertake a simultaneous migration in the two countries. WiZink selected Savantor as the prime supplier of operational transition and platform migration expertise. Savantor mobilised a large expert team of international and in-country specialists to enhance the existing WiZink personnel. A major priority for Savantor was to focus on achieving timely delivery and providing cost/effective support.

Savantor’s expertise in the complex area of card migrations proved invaluable to the bank, as a smooth and successful multi-country migration was achieved, with no impact on customers during and after the migration. Savantor provided all key workstream leads and an efficient PMO team who supported the experienced Programme Director to establish the framework and provide the necessary know-how to undertake the programme. 

Savantor also provided a significant team of migration experts, covering specialist areas of Architecture Design/Solutions, Project Planning, Business Analysis, Operational Readiness, Data Migration, Infrastructure, Delivery, Supplier Management, Test Management and Implementation & Cutover.

Ricardo Gómez, Chief Operating Officer of WiZink commented, “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.”

Geoff Durham, Executive Director of Savantor said, “We are delighted that WiZink selected Savantor as prime supplier of migration specialists for this challenging programme. We would like to congratulate WiZink management and the Programme Director, Trish Hemsworth, on achieving such a smooth transition in what is always a very complex process.”

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