Cards and payments

Our expertise in cards and payments strategy and delivery consulting support you to open up a world of opportunities for your business.

Be UK's cards and payments practice is built on three pillars:

  • We are experts in cards and payments with detailed knowledge of market structure, economics, regulation, processing infrastructure and products/services for all markets across all regions.
  • Our strategy consulting skillset enables us to solve any client problem using advanced quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques.
  • Our lean delivery and commercial models enable us to differentiate through ‘next-level’ deliverables and provide positive outcomes for our clients.

We support clients across the entire payments ecosystem including issuers, acquirers, PayFacs and gateways, international and domestic cards schemes, processors, FinTechs, travel firms, MNOs, regulators, venture capital and private equity firms.


We provide strategy and execution consulting services to cards and payment organisations across the globe.

Our core strengths are commercial and business strategy development and execution, and performance improvement.

We are market-leaders in payments transformation execution and in providing payments advisory services.

Our team also have extensive experience in supporting large venture capital and private equity firms in their M&A activities.

  • Developing strategies for decision makers underpinned by payments expertise.

    Expand your business, generate more revenue, optimise profitability and drive innovation with our advanced strategy development and execution offering.

    • Commercial and business strategy development
    • Strategy execution
    • Performance improvement
    • Payments regulatory advisory
  • Combining payments / FinTech expertise and strategy consulting skills for complex M&A requirements.

    Utilise our unique combination of payments and FinTech expertise and advanced strategy consulting skillset to identify and capitalise upon any M&A opportunity.

    • Buy-side (deal identification and valuation, commercial due diligence)
    • Sell-side (investment manual development, management business plan development, data warehouse support)
  • Change and transformation support within the payments industry.

    Build new or update legacy technology by partnering with trusted delivery professionals with a deep knowledge of payments architecture, platforms and other solutions.

    • New business launch (domestic card scheme development, 'green-field' challenger bank development)
    • Digital transformation (including legacy system upgrades)
    • Regulatory adaptation (ISO 20022, Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA), PSD3)
  • Highly-skilled consultancy focusing on the intersection between baking and cards and payments.

    Generate maximum value from cards and payments for your bank.

    • Customer life-cycle management
    • Partner / vendor selection (processor, card scheme, FinTech)
    • Commercial optimisation (interchange and network (scheme and processing), fee reconciliation, pricing model optimisation)


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