Card Expert to support Cards Integration phase within Saudi Bank Merger

Project status
Project start date
As soon as possible
Project posted
4 Jul 2019 10:48
Project duration (approx.)
12 Months
Budget (approx.)
US$1000 / day
Level of Experience
Financial Services
Area of expertise
Operations, Project Management, Business Process Optimisation
Consultant location

Objectives and Key Deliverables

We are the consulting arm of a major credit card and payments company. We are supporting a Saudi bank with the cards integration following a merger.

Role description :
· Develop recommendations for the propositions and products (on both issuing and acquiring side) to be offered in the merged bank
· Identify differences in product pricing or benefits between the two banks, and develop a plan to harmonize the products’ portfolio
· Provide perspectives on the target card management system to be used in the merged bank
· Develop an integration plan for migrating the cards’ portfolio into the target card management system
· Assess acceptance product offers for both banks, identify gaps in value propositions, and develop an integration plan
· Assess merchant portfolios and develop a migration plan to a merged portfolio in the merged bank
· Track execution of the plans by following up with internal and external stakeholders, identify risks in execution and offer potential solutions to mitigate risks
· Liaise with both schemes (Visa and Mastercard) and the Saudi Central Bank Regulator (SAMA) for Merchant Acquiring

The expert resource is expected to work towards delivering the following deliverables:
· Suggestions for plans in preparation for the completion of the merger (if any)
· Recommendations on the unified product/offer portfolio for both cards and acquiring
· Integration plan for Cards and Acquiring businesses
· Periodic integration tracking reports / presentation
· Risk log

Based in Riyadh for 12 months - immediate start.

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