Banking & Financial Services
Alinma Bank
Arab National Bank
Banque Saudi Fransi
National Commercial Bank
Banque Saudi Fransi
2008-Current

During 2008 – 2009 PrimePoint was retained by Banque Saudi Fransi, (BSF) Riyadh, to provide Consultancy and Program Management for the analysis and  implementation of  a new Payment’s application, to enable the Straight Through Processing (STP) of International and Domestic (SARIE) payment clearing.  Whilst also to provide detailed planning requirements to accommodate the proposed future Saudi Arabia/GCC payment landscape. During this period of engagement, the Bank successfully deployed the required new functionality planned for this phase within time and budget,with completed “Resource and implementation planning”  for 2010.

During 2008 - 2009 Through the assignment of its expert consultants, PrimePoint was responsible for managing the EMV migration programme for BSF as acquirer and issuer. Addressing all precertification and certification activities with SAMA, Visa, and MasterCard, for POS, ATM, central processing, and chip cards.

During this assignment, several activities related to the movement of the bank towards the new EMV scheme were completed:
  • Definition of functional schemes for EMV scripts management.
  • EMV profiles definition for the card portfolio.
  • Interfaces definition among current and new systems (risk management, card management, data preparation, authorization and clearing system, etc).
  • Selection and implementation of an accurate solution for chip card central and instant issuance.

As programme managers, we also developed and managed action plans to get issues resolved. Moreover, we developed the strategic direction, implemented recommendations to ensure process efficiency, and analyzed the changes of all card business units to accept EMV as the standard process.