As the banking sector warms up from the chills of 2008, Retail Banks are under pressure to provide an innovative, customer focused environment while putting cost efficiency at the forefront of their thinking. In addition today’s Retail Banks face continuing demands for technological product advancements against a background of increasing regulatory focus.
Elix-IRR’s international team of professionals offer deep subject matter expertise in the Retail Banking industry, as well as senior-level experience in some of the largest consulting and financial services firms worldwide. We have particular strengths in strategy, transformation, change and sourcing; strengths that have been recognised through a number of associated business and industry awards, and can bring true value to strategic planning for prospective Retail Banking clients.
We required a team to assess and critique the go-to-market strategy of our post-trade business. We selected Elix-IRR due to the deep industry experience, contacts and consultancy skills that they offered. Elix-IRR delivered high quality, well organised workshops and an insightful report that we have since used internally. I would highly recommend Elix-IRR to anyone looking for consultants that truly combine industry experience with analytical capability.
Arun Aggarwal, Managing Director UK, Ireland & Nordics, SWIFT
I selected Elix-IRR for two principal reasons – their deep expertise in sourcing advisory, as well as their independence – I needed someone that wasn’t motivated to design a solution that would feature them in a delivery role. Throughout their involvement they have provided honest and straightforward advice. They weren’t afraid to counsel against the prevailing opinion or momentum if they believed it was in the best interest of the project. During the early stages of the project I commented that engaging them was the best money I’d spent on our change initiative, and I still stand by that.
Former Head of Operations and Technology, Allied Irish Bank
I have been really impressed by the content knowledge and level of support / engagement seen by all your guys in this project. It is unusual to see the level of engagement and integration from a consultancy group that I’ve seen in the past months from Elix-IRR and it’s very refreshing to see the extent to which the guys care about the final deliverable. You have a really impressive team!
Peter Hosier, Head of Operational Control, Standard Bank
“We engaged Elix-IRR for its expertise in Target Operating Models and experience in supporting the expansion of Financial Services firms across Africa, specifically in respect of a large SA based financial services company. They have provided rigour in developing an outline model in phase 1 of the project whilst also engaging closely with the business on relevant aspects. On the basis of the phase 1 delivery we have engaged Elix-IRR to support phase 2 of the Target Operating Model for our rest of Africa business and have confidence that they will be able to provide us with the necessary tools and expertise to develop a robust solution for the business.”
Grant Pote COO of Old Mutual Africa (retired)
I must say that I have been very impressed with the professionalism and drive that Elix-IRR has provided me. Their team is impressive throughout and as such I have just signed a 2-year consulting agreement with them – something I have never done with a strategic outsourcing advisory company before. They give me a service that I haven’t been able to find elsewhere, and I am looking forward to a long and lasting partnership as a result, focussed on making each other successful. The fact that they link their commercials to the outcomes of their work is testament to this.
Peter Wharton-Hood , Former Group COO and Group Deputy-CEO, Standard Bank