Testimonials

"The overall experience was very positive. It was simple, it was not hard work for the team and also we saved a lot of money."

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David Parrondo, Deputy Managing Director

www.mapfreassistance.co.uk

“I would recommend Bank Brokers. Viju are experts in global visual collaboration and Bank Brokers are the experts in global banking”.

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Andy Evans, Managing Director

www.vijugroup.com/

"When we conducted the merger with Korsnäs, we needed to review our cash management structure. Together with Bank Brokers we did a tender process with selected banks. With the help of Bank Brokers knowledge and expertise, we managed to reach an attractive agreement that we feel very satisfied with."

Per Norman, Head of Treasury and Risk Management

www.billerudkorsnas.com/

"Through strong project management and solid market and product knowledge provided by Bank Brokers, we reached our goal and ensured a competitive deal with optimal structure."

Björn Schmidt, CFO Norway

www.ticketmaster.com

“The real win for Fresca was retaining our existing valuable banking relationship, as well as saving money. A win-win for both of us.”

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Brett Sumner, Finance Director

www.frescagroup.co.uk

"Bank Brokers helped us with a review and evaluation of our bank set-up including card acquiring.
It have been most valuable for us to be able to rely on Bank Brokers expertise and competence in this process. The analysis presented to us by Bank Brokers was very clear and accessible in all aspects and the information was evaluated objectively with a great sense for SJ as a customer and for our suppliers.
The project have resulted in big cost savings with a continued focus on quality and proactivity in our relationship with our bank."

Martin Andersson, Head of Treasury

https://www.sj.se

"Bavaria Nordic has experienced significant growth in recent years and is one of Scandinavia's largest BMW dealerships, with annual revenue of over NOK 5 billion. Throughout 2014, we have had the pleasure of working with Bank Brokers in relation to a comprehensive review of our financial purchases. The project was completed on time with a very good result. Our experience is that Bank Brokers has a unique insight into a less transparent market."

Stig Sæveland, CFO

www.bavaria.no/

"We decided to involve Bank Brokers in our tender process in order to ensure an updated and in-depth insight into the commercial aspects of banking. We are immensely satisfied with Bank Brokers’ work. Particularly valuable for us was the analytical work and advisory prior to the tender process, which ensured us great financial and administrative advantages, and provided us with an even deeper understanding of our own business."

Louise Isafold, Finance Manager

www.hofor.dk

"We asked Bank Brokers to undertake a Merchant Services review to establish if we were paying a fair market price. We have been very pleased with the support we received from Bank Brokers, which ultimately resulted in securing better pricing terms with our existing provider."

Peter Banks, Finance Director

www.spudulike.co.uk

"We involved Bank Brokers as an advisor in connection with a total review of our financial solutions
and central cost carriers. The project was delivered in line with our expectations and contributed
to a substantial added value for Gothia Financial Group."

Lars Dencker Nielsen, CFO

www.gothiagroup.com/

"Bank Brokers UK reviewed and restructured our banking facilities to help maximise our earnings potential, whilst maintaining our existing bank relationships. I have been delighted with both the professionalism and the results and would therefore highly recommend Bank Brokers."

James Bawa, CEO

www.teachersbs.co.uk

"Bank Brokers are professional, trustworthy and tenacious. Their firm has supported Monarch strongly over recent months and I highly value their agility, expertise and collaborative approach."

Chris Bennett, CFO

www.monarch.co.uk/

"Bank Brokers helped us with a review of our Card Processing costs that we had already commenced with our existing supplier. Bank Brokers knowledge and experience in this area, together with their access to whole market pricing, enabled us to secure greater savings compared to what we were initially offered.

I would therefore recommend Bank Brokers to other companies wishing to reduce their Card Processing costs."

Abdul Ali, Finance Director

www.companyofcooks.com

"Thommessen is one of Norway`s leading commercial law firms with offices in Oslo, Bergen and London. With an annual turnover of just under MNOK 700 and handling of clients' assets in connection with mergers, acquisitions, etc., the company is dependent on well-functioning
banking. When Bank Brokers contacted us, we were inspired to conduct a project and we chose to implement the proposed structural changes, resulting in reduced costs. The project was a success. The project will therefore be remembered as a successful project."

Trond Sandboe, Director

www.thommessen.no

"Bank Brokers has completed a full evaluation of our banking, spread over several suppliers.The outcome of the project has resulted in significant savings and benefited our business in the Nordic countries. We can always recommend Bank Brokers as a partner, as through the whole process we have been completely confident in their work.

We must especially highlight their great insight, tested methodology and project management - and the fact that the outcome of our project resulted in exactly the savings and improvements that Bank Brokers had estimated via the initial analysis. Bank Brokers will be a close partner to us in the future."

Malene Hermansen, Finance Manager

www.triumph.com/dk

"It is very hard to reveal all the actual costs associated to ​financial products. This is a market where the different pricing structures lack transparency. With this in mind, we decided to hire Bank Brokers to help us evaluate our banking relations. This was a very wise decision – both for now and going forwards. We feel very comfortable with the negotiations that Bank Brokers led on our behalf with our suppliers. We are certain that our cooperation with Bank Brokers has led to significant savings, without us having to accept deterioration in the service we receive from our banks."

Søren Hoveroust, Vice President

www.foss.dk

"Finaref (Sweden, Norway and Finland) and Dan-Aktiv (Denmark) is among the leading companies in consumer finance in the Nordics. With assistance from Bank Brokers, we completed a tender for all daily banking services. Bank Brokers managed the whole process, ensured that our RFP encompassed all products and services needed, and that the final conditions reflected our potential as a bank customer. We at Finaref / Dan-Aktiv are very pleased that we took the help of Bank Brokers in this comprehensive project."

Linda Stiernstrand, CFO

www.finaref.se

"We chose Bank Brokers as partner for our RFP towards our banking relationships. Bank Brokers were essential in achieving a particularly satisfying result, through their banking competencies and updated insight into the banking market. In addition to securing a comprehensive and transparent basis for the decision-making process, with equal focus on both price and quality, Bank Brokers managed the process and the negotiations both effectively and fairly."

Allan Buhl Møller, CFO

www.eg.dk/

"Following recommendation and initial meetings we engaged Bank Brokers to conduct a review of our banking facilities and arrangements. Following assessment of our financial structure Neil produced a concise plan which he actioned with professionalism and skill resulting in significant financial gains to our business.

We operate in the Insurance and Financial sector with an annual turnover of over £30m and would strongly recommend Bank Brokers to any organisation."

Chris Hammett, Finance Director

www.ultimatepetpartners.co.uk

Bjørklund Norge AS is one of the leading Norwegian jewelers.

"We hired Bank Brokers to conduct their cost reduction service. Together we have restructured and optimized our banking and card acquiring agreements with great results. Through effective project management and valuable insight into the banking market, we now have a financial solution that is flexible at fair market rates. The collaboration with Bank Brokers have far exceeded our expectations and we are very happy with the value creation for Bjørklund Norge.

Kai Gustav Piene, CEO

www.bjorklund.no/
Jernhusen

"We hired Bank Brokers as an advisor when we needed to do a bank tender regarding cash management services. Bank Brokers helped us with all documentation during the process and also advised us on the solutions and pricing we could expect. Bank Brokers assistance in the project meant that we could choose the bank that came with the best overall deal for us."

Marcus Jansson, Head of Treasury

www.jernhusen.se/

"When we decided to consolidate the acquiring of credit cards in the Nordic countries, it was a natural choice to receive assistance from Bank Brokers. They added considerable expertise regarding the different suppliers, the market and what prices that a multibillion retailer should achieve.

Bank Brokers assisted in producing tender documents, meetings with potential suppliers, assembly of the offer and the final negotiations. We experienced that the processes was managed efficiently and resulted in a highly competitive deal."

Marianne Kurås, CFO

www.elkjop.no

"Bank Brokers took on a complex corporate finance challenge for Sharp, involving multiple countries across Europe and tackled the project with professionalism, tenacity and discretion. I would have no hesitation in recommending Bank Brokers to any large company wishing to improve its banking arrangements."

Kevin Pinnegar, Senior Manager, Treasury, Europe

www.sharp.co.uk

"We consulted Bank Brokers to revise our banking commitments since the banking business is lacking transparency when it comes to comparing different conditions, and it was difficult for us to determine whether we had good market conditions or not. We are very pleased with the work that Bank Brokers did for us. We were pleasantly surprised that the economic improvement was so large and that it went so fast to compile the information. We intend to continue our cooperation and want the ability to use Bank Brokers as a trusted partner."

Viktor Kornher, CFO

www.marstaforenade.se/

“Following a glowing recommendation from another FD (and former colleague) we commissioned Bank Brokers to review all aspects of our global banking arrangements and to identify any improvements. The data extraction process was simple and straightforward and we appreciated their Analyst coming to our premises in person. This minimised the amount of work required to be done by ourselves. The whole process was efficient and concluded in a short time scale. I also particularly like that they are entirely independent and the suggestions they helped us to implement have added real economic value to our business. I have no hesitation in recommending Bank Brokers services to any multinational company looking for quick-win cost saving opportunities, independence and professional advice.”

Naresh Williams, Group Finance Director

www.itluggage.com/

"Our Group is comprised of a real estate group and a larger Danish construction group. Our financial needs are extensive and relatively complex, with many products and several different providers. We therefore requested Bank Brokers to conduct a thorough analysis of our financial agreements. We are pleased that Bank Brokers greatly enhanced transparency in a business area that normally lacks transparency. At the same time, we have spent minimal resources on the project, and I highly recommend Bank Brokers as a business partner."

Lars Byrgesen, CFO

www.einarkornerup.dk/

“When seeking an independent consultancy firm to review our banking and merchant card services costs, Bank Brokers was the obvious choice for us given their pedigree in the financial services sector. It proved to be a wise decision as they managed to reduce both our banking and our merchant card services costs substantially, whilst offering professional, tailored and timely consultancy services. I can highly recommend Bank Brokers services.”

Steve Braine, Financial Director

www.tradex.com/

"Oakfield (Foods) Ltd commissioned Bank Brokers to conduct a review of their existing UK banking facility fees. The independent review was quick, non-disruptive and resulted in reduced rates being agreed across all facilities, without the need to change from our existing bank. The whole process was simple, open book and had no catches. We were 100% impressed with the service we received and would have no hesitation recommending them."

David Burr, Finance Director

oakfieldfood.co.uk/

"Substantial savings were achieved as a result of engaging Bank Brokers to perform a review of our banking agreements.
Bank Brokers ensured fair market prices for our banking services, as well as an optimal structure in a professional and efficient manner.
Further, Bank Brokers disclosed that part of the agreement we negotiated with our bank was not implemented according to our fee tariff."

Erling Meinich-Bache, Senior VP / CFO

www.ikm.no/

"Our experience with Bank Brokers was fruitful and painless. They were easy to do business with, did all the work for us and easily surpassed my expectations on savings achieved."

Nick Lemans, Finance Director

https://www.ageas.co.uk/

“Bank Brokers undertook a review of our card processing. We had every confidence in their ability to identify and deliver savings. The end result significantly exceeded our expectations”

Mark Fairbrother, Finance Director & Company Secretary

www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk/

"We were pleased with the banking and merchant services cost reduction results delivered by Bank Brokers"

Alex Kent, Chief Accountant

www.lesambassadeurs.com/

"Bank Brokers offered to undertake a Merchant Services review to establish if we were paying a fair market price. We were happy to give them the green light and we have been very pleased with the support we received from Bank Brokers, which has delivered significant savings"

David Baldwin, CEO

www.burnleyfootballclub.com/

"Extremely happy with Bank Brokers’ help negotiating with our banking providers, which led to reduced charges, increased transparency and strengthened relationships. Would highly recommend their services!"

Daniel Ngai, Head of Finance

www.lafosse.com/

"Akershusgruppen is among the largest restaurant groups in Oslo. The Group includes familiar names such as Café Skansen, Nydalen Bryggeri og Spiseri, Royal Gastropub, Beer Palace and Jarmann GastroPub to name a few.
The banking industry and funding in particular has in recent years gained material importance to our growth opportunities. Meanwhile, we find cost parameters related to finance very visible in our income statement. Akerhusgruppen has over the past four years used Bank Brokers as advisors. Based on their thorough understanding of the banking industry and knowledge of sources to debt financing, we are currently well positioned for further growth. We feel confident that Bank Brokers will remain an important financial advisor in the years to come."

Ole Tollefsen, CEO

www.akershusgruppen.no/

“Bank Brokers completed an in-depth review and renegotiation of Orskov Foods banking cooperation. A strong banking relationship is essential to our business and we are therefore pleased that Bank Brokers handled the dialogue with the bank with such a high degree of professionalism. The renegotiation resulted in significant savings, and we are very pleased with Bank Brokers' work.”

Carlos Ragone, CEO

www.orskovfoods.com/

"Thanks to Bank Brokers we have managed to significantly reduce our financial expenses"

Atle Hovi, CEO

www.beitostolen.com/

“The Society is continually looking at ways to maximise revenue and manage costs. Bank Brokers were introduced to us and undertook a price benchmark of our Merchant Services operation.

We were highly impressed with the very professional manner in which they delivered their findings which has resulted in significant projected future savings which we look forward to realising in the next 12 months and beyond.

We are delighted with the outcomes we have received and would thoroughly recommend their services”

Louise Stokes FCCA, Director of Finance

www.rwas.wales/

"We used Bank Brokers to review our current banking agreements. The banking cost analysis report they provided us with was highly valuable. The insight in both product use as well as fair market pricing clearly strengthened our own understanding and knowledge as well as improving our position towards our bank. We are very happy to recommend Bank Brokers."

Ronald van Noord, CFO

blauwhoed.nl/

"Grove Knutsen mandated Bank Broker for a full survey of their financial procurement. The project realized material savings through an optimized structure and fair market pricing. The service was totally hassle free."

Marianne Svartnes, CFO

https://www.groveknutsen.no/

"Founded in 1770 Gyldendal is the largest publishing company in Denmark. Our banking relationship needed a review and Bank Brokers managed and conducted the project without being any burden to our schedules. We gained a comprehensive insight into the cost structure of our banking products and this level of transparency has significant value to us. We will certainly contact Bank Brokers again with any future issues."

Lars Holstener Didriksen, Head of Group Finance

www.gyldendal.dk/

"Bank Brokers did a review of our international banking relationships. It has enhanced our relationships with the banks, who have responded to the process positively. Without much effort from our side we have both achieved a better overview as well as cost reductions. We strongly recommend using Bank Brokers."

Lone Skinnerup, CFO

www.dolle.com

"Hallingplast has experienced strong growth along with new and changing needs for banking services. We chose Bank Brokers to assist us in securing a deal and solution that matched our needs. Through both analysis and tendering process, Bank Brokers assisted with expertise and strong project management. We are very pleased with the outcome of our project with Bank Brokers."

Anne Keth Markegård, Head of Administration & Finance

hallingplast.no/

"Bank Brokers were introduced to us and offered to undertake a Merchant Services review to establish if we were paying a fair market price. It was a very simple and efficient service which has delivered significant savings and I would be happy to recommend them."

Anthony Littler, Managing Director

www.alanhoward.co.uk/

“Following the various card payments industry changes that took place in 2015, Bank Brokers undertook a review of our card processing fees. Their expert knowledge and significant market leverage has delivered a substantial 50% reduction in our fees. We remain with our existing service provider, underpinned by an enhanced local relationship. We are delighted with the outcomes we have received and would thoroughly recommend Bank Brokers services”

Huw Lewis, Finance Director & Company Secretary

www.cardiff-airport.com/

"Bank Brokers were recommended to us and following a straightforward and hassle free process they delivered significant savings on our card processing."

Chris Sutcliffe, Financial Controller

www.bradfordcityfc.co.uk/

"We used BankBrokers to review our banking costs across a number of countries. Their professionalism and deep understanding of the market impressed us. The final report provided a detailed overview of our bank costs and potential for savings. It worked well to have them negotiating for us with our banking partners. The result was a significant decrease in our banking costs and much better insight into our banking cost drivers. We highly recommend them."

Eveline Stam, Group Treasurer

www.bearingpoint.nl

“We asked Bank Brokers to conduct a review of our banking services to determine if we were paying fair prices for the services we use. The data collation stage was thorough, without being too time-consuming for the team. The analysis and benchmarking was delivered professionally and was explained in simple terms that enabled us to understand how the potential savings had been determined. Finally, the detailed report empowered us to open a constructive discussion with the bank, which helped us sustain competitive pricing and strengthen our banking relationship.”

Carolyn Kell, Financial Controller

www.turning-point.co.uk/

"Oxfam Novib believes in long term relationships including those with our suppliers of financial services, specifically the bank processing all our payments and holding our cash accounts. However, we also believe products and services should be offered at a fair market price. This is where Bank Brokers came in; they have provided invaluable support to Oxfam Novib in negotiating better pricing and conditions for our payment services. They also added value by giving additional insight into the efficiency of our cash management, resulting in additional savings. We are happy to recommend Bank Brokers to you."

Arnold Galavazi, Director Operations

www.oxfamnovib.nl/

“Bank Brokers guided us through a complex financial value chain review. Their involvement led to material savings for us as a company without having to invest significant resources to the project. A professional and hassle-free service from start to finish.”

Matz N. Sandberg, Managing Director

www.bpw.no/

"We were very satisfied with our bank and did not wish to change. However, having fair market terms and conditions was vital for us. By hiring Bank Brokers’ expertise, we ensured that we had competitive conditions with our existing bank, without having to go through a tender process. Our relationship with the bank remained strong after the project ended with Bank Brokers."

Petter Berselius, CFO

www.svenskaretursystem.se/

"Blomsterringen is conscientious about maintaining long-term relationships while still ensuring fair market terms and conditions. This means that we periodically have to tender to ensure the competitiveness of the agreements with our suppliers. Bank Brokers concept combined with their market intelligence therefore represented an interesting and unique opportunity for us.

The analysis Bank Brokers provided showed an interesting saving potential. Thanks to Bank Brokers and their understanding of our needs we were able to achieve an agreement customised to us with fair market terms. Without the cooperation with Bank Brokers we would probably have stopped after the first round of negotiations with the bank.

Bank Brokers has been a good partner on the project, being clear on where we were heading and guiding us all the way to a fair market agreement."

Marit Fossnes, Managing Director

https://www.blomsterringen.no/

"When entering the collaboration with Bank Brokers we were already well advanced in the negotiations with our bank. Subsequently our expectations were quite low. However, the terms and conditions we were able to achieve with Bank Brokers was far better than what we had managed to reach on our own."

Jonas Pihl, Managing Director

www.haraldpihl.com/

"We started to cooperate with Bank Brokers in order to review our terms and conditions with our current banking provider. Bank Brokers did most of the work, and only a small effort was required from our side. We are very happy with the result of the project."

Gabriella Di Luca, Owner

www.diluca.se/

"Bank Brokers undertook a detailed review of our merchant acquiring. Their benchmarking expertise and market leverage has been instrumental in delivering significant incremental cost savings for our business; it is a great asset to gain access to impartial industry expertise, improving our understanding of the market. They took the time to understand our needs and the results speak for themselves. If you are keen to find out if your business is paying a fair market price, talk to the experts, Bank Brokers."

Adam Chater, Financial Controller

www.cksupermarkets.co.uk/

"Bank Brokers played a significant role when we decided to review our financial procurement costs. Within 3 months, completely hassle free for us, they analysed the savings potential and led us through a negotiation, which was held in good spirit with our banking partners. The value creation was spot-on based on the expectations Bank Brokers forecast."

Kim Dragland, CFO

www.baelgros.no/

“We were introduced to Bank Brokers at a recent brewing industry event and agreed to commission their services to review our card processing fees. The results and savings they have delivered have significantly exceeded our expectations. We have also remained with our existing service providers. It has been a great experience working with Bank Brokers; their market leverage and industry knowledge are compelling, and we thoroughly recommend their services."

Gary Adcock, Finance Director

palmersbrewery.com/

"We involved Bank Brokers firstly to review our banking facilities and secondly to advise us in the restructuring of our facilities. The project was finished on time and we are satisfied with the results. Our experience was that the review, benchmarking and advice from Bank Brokers were very useful for us in understanding, organising and negotiating. Thanks guys, we’ll keep in touch!"

Jaap Vos, CFO

allinq.nl/home

"For more than 40 years, KMD has played a key role in digitizing the Danish welfare state, helping make Denmark’s public sector one of the best run, most efficient and highly digitized in the world. KMD has developed and currently operates more than 400 IT systems that support the Danish welfare state. When Bank Brokers contacted us we accepted their proposition without delay and Bank Brokers performed a quality check of our banking relationship and conducted a renegotiation with our bank. We have been very satisfied with their insight, efficiency, quality and project management – and especially the outcome of the project. Our banking relationship has not been affected in any negative direction and we clearly recommend Bank Brokers services.

Anders Schmidt-Petersen, Vice President

www.kmd.dk/

"We have been very satisfied with Bank Brokers. Data collection was performed efficiently and Bank Brokers produced a report which gave us a detailed insight into the cost structure of our banking relationship. Bank Brokers conducted the meetings with our bank thus realizing savings to us. We have remained with our bank, and our relationship to them has not been affected by the process. We surely recommend Bank Brokers because of their industry knowledge, their attitude and their methodology."

Mikkel Hauschildt, Director of Finance and Operation

www.sosbornebyerne.dk/

“Bank Brokers conducted an in-depth review of our transaction banking, merchant services and debt pricing. Their knowledge of the brewing industry sector, complimented by a detailed insight into pricing trends has been instrumental in securing savings for our business in all areas . Not only have these savings exceeded our expectations, but we also remain with our existing service providers. We are delighted with the outcomes we have received and highly recommend their professional services”

Paddy Smith, Company Accountant

www.westons-cider.co.uk/

“I had the pleasure of utilizing Bank Brokers to map our total banking costs in the Nordics. Bank Brokers delivered a comprehensive analysis providing full transparency of Endemol Shine Group banking procurement costs.”

Bart-Jan Roelofsz, Group Treasurer

www.endemolshinegroup.com/

"Bank Brokers reviewed our card services and we are delighted with the results. They independently checked our existing costs, identified savings and negotiated on our behalf. They saved us 30% and we stayed with our existing provider. The process was straight forward, the outcome surpassed our expectations and there was minimal effort needed by us. I would highly recommend Bank Brokers."

Mike Raybould, Finance Director

www.vax.co.uk

“Bank Brokers commenced a review of our merchant acquiring prior to the Visa Debit changes on Sept 1st. With high average ticket values in our business, we were keen to ensure that our acquiring rates remained fair market and whether there was scope to reduce costs. Bank Brokers extensive acquiring pricing experience in the automotive sector has enabled us to achieve a significant reduction in our cost base. The analytical and transparent manner in which they undertook this exercise was highly impressive!”

Tony Sciascia, Managing Director

www.celtic-mitsubishi.co.uk/

"Charles Trent Ltd commissioned Bank Brokers to conduct an independent review of the UK banking market and were delighted with the improved commercial arrangements, enhanced facilities and reduced card processing costs that they were able to secure for us."

Marc Trent, Managing Director

www.trent.co.uk

"Bank Brokers has completed a full evaluation of our banking business; payment services, overdraft facility, factoring, leasing and Foreign Exchange. The outcome of the project has resulted in significant savings and included several useful suggestions for improvements going forward. We have been rather happy with Bank Brokers’ support as well as with the results realized and therefore strongly recommend Bank Brokers to other companies like Van der Lee Seafish.”

Joop Stoffelen, Financial Controller

www.vanderleeseafish.com/

“We commissioned Bank Brokers to undertake a transaction banking price benchmark across both our brands, Brains and Coffee # 1. Having undertaken an in house review of our merchant services costs in June 2015 where we had already achieved cost savings, we were unsure as to the additional value Bank Brokers may be able to deliver. The incremental savings they identified and have successfully delivered will have a significant positive impact on our transaction banking cost base, well beyond our expectations. We are truly delighted with the results achieved. With further savings identified in other transactional areas, we look forward to strengthening and developing our business relationship. We thoroughly recommend their professional services.”

Martin Reed, Finance Director

https://www.sabrain.com/

"Kitron and Bank Brokers have worked together for several years, optimizing our financial procurement in terms of structure and pricing. The cooperation with Bank Brokers has generated significant value creation and insight into a rather in-transparent banking market.
We are happy to recommend Bank Brokers as a trusted and competent advisor."

Cathrin Nylander, CFO

www.kitron.com/

"Beerenberg have had the pleasure of utilizing Bank Brokers extensive market intel, securing a banking deal based on the optimal product mix with competitive terms.
The process and analysis was efficient and effective resulting in value creation for Beerenberg above our initial expectations."

Arild Apeltun, CFO

www.beerenberg.com/

"Jernia and its sister company F&H wanted to secure that their present banking solution was optimal in terms of product delivery, and that the prevailing fee tariff was competitive.
Bank Brokers in-depth analysis disclosed a significant savings potential. The potential value creation was secured through professional bilateral negotiations with our present provider.

We are happy to recommend Bank Brokers as a trusted financial advisor".

Kjersti Langekjend, CFO

https://www.jernia.no/

"We used Bank Brokers to review our merchant services arrangements and were pleased with the outcome, especially as we avoided a migration exercise and stayed with our current provider on better terms."

Allister Turner, Head of Finance

www.swinton.co.uk

“I’ve known Bank Brokers since they launched in the UK in 2013 and have been delighted with their relationship management approach to business. The team is professional, efficient and helpful and clearly know their subject matter. I have no hesitation in recommending them to other Hotels and Hospitality Groups looking to review their merchant services costs.”

Steve Waldron, Group Finance Director

https://www.grangehotels.com/
allbeauty.com

"I was introduced to Bank Brokers by an existing supplier and I’ve been very impressed. They are professional, knowledgeable and they secured a 30% saving on our card acquiring costs. There was a larger saving available but I decided to stay with our existing provider. This is a great result especially as I was led to believe my previous pricing could not be bettered. I would definitely recommend Bank Brokers."

Andrew Grimwood, Financial Controller

www.allbeauty.com/

“Agderposten Medier consist of 6 different newspapers with a strong regional presence, particularly in the southern part of Norway. We have more than 130.000 daily readers and employ some 240 people.
We mandated Bank Brokers to perform an indepth analysis of our financial procurement. Their analysis was comprehensive, and along with their assistance in renegotiations with our main banking relation, we achieved a new banking deal with efficiency improvements and better terms. As CEO of Agderposten Medier I do not hesitate to recommend their services.”

Nils Kristian Gauslaa, Managing Director

www.agderposten.no/

“Sandviks provide communities for enriching young minds through expert-based guidance and developmentally appropriate books. We encourage all parents to read for their children. Furthermore, we have invested heavily in developing a web based platform that enable us to offer our customers the right book at the right time.

For Sandviks it was material also to establish competitive terms for card acquiring services in order to keeping cost down to maintain competitiveness. We have had the pleasure of working with Bank Broker before- securing a full banking deal, and decided to ask for guidance also for card acquiring services. Utilizing the service and market knowledge within the Bank Broker Group, helped us to secure significant savings.

We would recommend Bank Brokers as a trustworthy advisor in financial related procurement.”

Are Schrøder-Nilsen, CFO

https://www.sandviks.com/en/

“From industry feedback, we were aware that Bank Brokers had successfully delivered significant transaction banking savings for other brewing businesses. We agreed to commission their services to review our cards cost base. Although our volumes are relatively small by both volume and value, we were keen to establish if there was scope for improvement, safe in the knowledge that there was no downside financial risk for us. The fair market savings and price that Bank Brokers identified and have successfully delivered is well beyond our expectations. Bank Brokers are consummate professionals at what they do. I thoroughly recommend their services to any business looking to save money on their transaction banking costs.”

Philip Lewis, Managing Director

www.felinfoel-brewery.com/

"We hired Bank Brokers to assist us in negotiating an agreement for our own credit card scheme: AgriCard – the credit card for the agricultural industry. We are very satisfied with Bank Brokers assistance, both in the analysis and the negotiation. We are particularly happy with how Bank Brokers managed the project in a time with major regulatory changes. The project was a big success and Bank Brokers will continue to be an important partner for us in the future. We can highly recommend Bank Brokers to others."

Thor Berg, Procurement Manager

www.agrikjop.no/

"NRC Group is a leading contractor within railway infrastructure in Norway and Sweden. The company works within the rail, metro and tram segments, and closely related infrastructure. NRC Group has experienced significant growth since its inception in 2011 and has a vision of becoming the leading Nordic entrepreneur within railway infrastructure. NRC Group is listed on Oslo Børs with the ticker code “NRC”.

"The group decided to perform an RFP for banking services in 2016 to ensure the banking arrangement was well positioned and supportive of the growth strategy. We selected Bank Brokers as our sole advisor in this complex project. In cooperation, Bank Brokers and NRC secured a flexible financial platform and a bespoke cash management solution."

Dag Fladby, CFO

www.nrcgroup.no/

"Since 1999, we at Infinitum have been the leading Company for the deposit and recycling of plastic bottles and beverage cans. We have invested in new, highly effective and modern facilities for bailing and sorting of collected material, to ensure high-grade recycling and promote the circular economy.
We focus on assuring that all procurement and operations to our NOK 2 billion company, is performed and transacted in an optimal manner. We have had the pleasure of working with Bank Brokers on several occasions when it comes to financial procurement. They have consistently contributed with value creation in the projects that we have tendered/performed bilateral negotiations. We highly recommend Bank Brokers with their in depth market knowledge and proactive advisory service."

Tor Guttulsrud, CFO

infinitum.no/

“Norwell mandated Bank Brokers to analyze and secure, that our present banking agreement was in line with present market conditions. Based on their well proven methodology and in depth market knowledge they managed to secure a very competitive banking deal. In addition their analysis disclosed that our present arrangement was not fully implemented according to agreement, which led to reimbursement from our banking relation.”

Ingrid Kasten, CEO

www.norwell.no

"Braganza, a privately held investment company mainly invest in the airline industry, tourism, leisure, and the distribution of tourism products. Ticket, a portfolio company of Braganza, is one of the leading operators of leisure travel in Scandinavia. Despite the fact that Ticket were fully covered with competitive bids from major vendors, we mandated Bank Brokers to acquire supplementary lines related to the legal obligation of having guarantees on travel sold (“Reisegaranti”). Based on their network of providers Bank Brokers managed to arrange a facility that exceeded our expectations."

Trond Johannesen, CFO

https://braganza.com/

“When Bank Brokers initially approached us, we had already commenced an internal review into our merchant acquiring costs following revised pricing being implemented some three months earlier. From work already done, we were aware that we could potentially extract further savings, but only if we were prepared to transfer our business elsewhere. Bank Brokers approached us and offered to compliment our in-house review, with the aim of ensuring, as far as practicable, that we could continue to enjoy a fair market price without the need to transfer to a new acquirer. Put simply, not only did Bank Brokers identify and deliver a fair market price below offers we had commissioned elsewhere, they have done so working in close partnership with our existing service providers. This has given us the opportunity to extend our relationship with them. A real win-win and we are delighted with the outcome.”

Nigel Williams, Finance Director

www.castellhowellfoods.co.uk/

"Norconsult is Norway's largest and one of the leading multidisciplinary consultancy firms in the Nordic region. Our services are geared towards community planning and design, and we have become a leading player both nationally and internationally. Norconsult is built on the competencies of engineers and we know the value of using specialist in the fields we operate, thus it was natural for us to mandate Bank Brokers the task of performing a quality assessment of our financial procurement. The project realised significant savings and was managed professionally. We value the long lasting relationship with Bank Brokers and we are now working closely with them to review our financing strategy."

Christian Bekkevold Nilsen, CFO

www.norconsult.com

"Danske Færger runs six domestic ferry routes in Denmark, in addition to the routes from Sweden and Germany to Bornholm. The shipping company thus constitutes a crucial part of the infrastructure for both the local community and tourism. With lots of travelers and numerous sales channels, our payment infrastructure is fragmented and complex. However, Bank Brokers has provided us a unique overview of our payment solutions, and at the same time achieved dramatic savings. We are extremely satisfied with Bank Brokers work, which has been characterized by professionalism."

Ole Nielsen, Purchasing and Insurance Manager

www.faergen.dk/

“We decided to engage Bank Brokers following excellent industry feedback. They undertook a comprehensive transaction banking review across all our banking and financial services lines. We have been highly impressed with their professional dealings from the outset from the initial data capture through to the final report output. The quality, content and attention to detail in their reporting is equally as impressive as the results we have achieved. As a Finance Director, I wholly endorse their philosophy of “complementing good internal corporate governance” as the scope goes well beyond what can reasonably be undertaken in house. We are truly delighted”.

Huw Thomas, Finance Director

penderyn.wales/

“Bank Brokers knowledge and leverage has been instrumental in identifying and delivering significant incremental merchant acquiring savings for the WRU. The professional way in which they liaised and negotiated with our service providers throughout allowed us to focus on addressing other key strategic priorities. We are delighted with the outcome and thoroughly recommend their professional services”.

Steve Phillips, Group Finance Director

www.wru.co.uk/

“We decided to engage Bank Brokers to review our merchant acquiring pricing. The timing of their engagement could not have been better as we had just received notification of a significant price increase. Their detailed report guided us thorough the mire of recent cards industry changes. In particular, Visa Debit pricing where we had seen a marked increase in our cost base. We were also particularly attracted by their offer to negotiate directly with our merchant acquirers. There is no doubt that their experience and leverage was key to securing a significant price reduction. Bank Brokers are experts in their field and we are delighted with the savings we have achieved.”

Steve Richards, Finance Director

https://www.thetradecentrewales.co.uk/

“We decided to engage Bank Brokers to undertake a review of our merchant acquiring. Although we enjoy a long standing and valued relationship with our existing acquirer, we were keen to understand the impact of recent cards industry changes and to identify if we were receiving best in class pricing. Their benchmark report was very comprehensive. The level of detail they provide on intra sector data is truly compelling. It gave us real confidence in renegotiation discussions with our acquirers where we have subsequently strengthened our existing acquiring relationship on significantly improved terms. We are delighted with the outcome.”

Carl Stockden, Director of Finance

www.celtic-manor.com/

“Bank Brokers undertook a review of our merchant acquiring cost base, across our four separate merchant numbers. The nature of our business is such that we have a mixture of consumer and business customers which is reflected in both the types of card payment and the transaction values. Bank Brokers reporting provided us with a very useful insight into the different card processing elements that comprise our charges. They also took direct responsibility for negotiating with our existing service providers. Once contact had been established, new terms were delivered to us within 48 hours. The final outcomes we achieved further improved upon Bank Brokers fair market price and we are delighted with their services”.

Jonathan Hucker, Treasury Manager

https://www.bristolwater.co.uk/

"Skala mandated Bank Brokers to analyze and secure, that our present banking agreement was in line with present market conditions, from a cost, service and solution perspective. Based on their well proven methodology and in depth market knowledge they revealed potential for substantial savings.
Consequently, Skala decided to perform an RFP for banking services in 2016 to ensure the banking arrangement was well positioned and supportive of company strategy. We selected Bank Brokers as our sole advisor in this project. In cooperation, Bank Brokers and Skala secured a flexible financial platform with a new, dedicated, financial supplier."

Birgitte Hansen, CFO

skala.no/

"Bank Brokers undertook a comprehensive review of our transaction banking needs. Their detailed report highlighted that we enjoyed fair market pricing on our payments business but that there was scope for improving the return we received on our available funds. Armed with their report, and following discussions with our bank, we are now receiving a higher allowance. I have no hesitation in recommending their professional services."

Gary Booth, Director of Finance - Treasury

https://www.wmhousing.co.uk

“We are truly delighted with the service we have received from Bank Brokers. Their knowledge of fair market acquiring pricing has driven financial savings and other tangible relationship value commitments from our existing acquirer. These go well beyond what we could have reasonably achieved without their leverage and expertise. True professionals in every sense and I have no hesitation in recommending their services.”

Sally Owens, Director

www.oil4wales.co.uk/

"Bank Brokers were recommended to me by a close friend thus, Stein Trading & The Seafood Restaurant commissioned them to review our merchant services costs to ensure that we were receiving 'best-in-class' pricing. I was genuinely delighted by the outcome of the project: better pricing, complete transparency and all the work undertaken for us from start to finish. I highly recommend Bank Brokers' services to all companies wishing to reduce their card processing costs."

Neil McLeod, Finance Director

https://www.rickstein.com/

“The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. At a time when record numbers are fleeing their homes, NRC help millions of people every year. With world-wide operations, we have a vast need of various banking services to facilitate our operations.

We were approached by Bank Brokers and found their services for non-profit organisations interesting.

Limited resources were required from NRC throughout the process. Bank Brokers analysed our banking services and presented the findings in a comprehensive report outlining areas of improvement and a target for the fee structure. Together with Bank Brokers we managed to secure material value creation.“

Espen Ruud, Head of Finance

https://www.nrc.no/

“Bank Brokers undertook a review of our merchant acquiring pricing. By way of background, we believed we enjoyed a very good relationship with our acquirers but at the same time were keen to establish if our pricing reflected our relationship loyalties. We were comforted by Bank Brokers assurance that their objective was to compliment our wish to remain with our providers and that we had no interest in switching providers for marginal savings gain. We were subsequently pleased to receive confirmation that our current pricing compared very favourably with fair market. We have been highly impressed with their integrity and professional standards throughout and I am delighted to recommend their professional services."

Kate Reed, Finance Manager

stephenhughesfinediamonds.com

"We decided to engage Bank Brokers to complement our in-house expertise. We jointly agreed to adopt a project type approach with primary focus on our merchant services cost base with the option to broaden the scope to include other key areas of transactional cost within our Group at a later date. I am delighted with the outcomes we have achieved on merchant services. The key drivers to this success were twofold. Firstly, a detailed insight into our acquirer’s cost base and margins on every single card type transacted through point of sale, and secondly, Bank Brokers expertise and market leverage. We look forward to further strengthening our working partnership."

Paul Quested, Chief Financial Officer

https://www.hss.com

"I just recently joined Akva Group, a listed leading technology and service partner to the aquaculture industry worldwide, as their new CFO.
To cover as many of the designated projects with limited use of already scarce internal resources, we decided to use specialized consultancy services on some of the prioritized project areas.

Based on experience and relations with senior executives at Bank Brokers, they were mandated to assess and if possible improve Akva Groups financial procurement. The project was executed on time, with strong value creation and advisory services, strengthening our financial position. Bank Brokers practical approach and competence level was a good match for my treasury team and me. I would highly recommend them as a trusted partner and financial consultant."

Simon Nyquist Martinsen, CFO

www.akvagroup.com/

"We are truly delighted with the outcomes we have received from Bank Brokers. Once we had gathered the data, Bank Brokers took full responsibility for liaising with our acquirer. From the time they engaged with a dedicated point of contact through to delivery of revised contractual terms for our approval took three working days. Bank Brokers leverage has delivered significant savings for our business, exceeding our expectations alongside a genuinely enhanced relationship with our acquirer. We look forward to further strengthening our joint working relationship in other areas."

Vernon Amor, Managing Director

www.wyevalleybrewery.co.uk

"Following Bank Brokers recent high recent high profile successes in the principality, we decided to engage their services to review the Group’s merchant acquiring costs. We were keen to partner to explore if the Group enjoyed the benefit of fair market rates. Bank Brokers undertook a comprehensive and highly detailed analysis of all our card payment traffic. We were highly impressed with their overall approach and relationship management of the project. There is no doubt that their benchmarking expertise and market knowledge is compelling. We intend to maintain a relationship with Bank Brokers with a view to exploring other ways in which they can potentially compliment the Group’s cost control objectives. We unreservedly recommend their professional services."

Mike Fowler, Group Finance Director

https://www.leekes.co.uk/