Consultancy Services

Our consulting services combine Vocalink’s expertise in real-time, account-based payments with Mastercard Advisors’ consulting capabilities. Together, we provide thought leadership, advice and guidance to our partners.

Our payments knowledge and expertise can literally take clients from the concept phase through to the creation and roll-out of a real-time payments platform.


We begin by assessing where our clients are in their journey towards real-time payments. We do this by helping banks to build a comprehensive plan to prepare for embracing this technology and driving revenue through differentiated services – all while ensuring that their core business is protected.


Our unique perspective of the world of payments also provides our consultants with a unique range of insights into payments fraud. In sharing our knowledge of the ever-changing fraud landscape and fraud prevention techniques, our team can help clients to make the most of the real-time era whilst remaining aware of the risks and empowered to take the right steps to protect themselves from the outset. 


The case for moving from a batch environment to a real-time environment has never been stronger.  Schemes, operators and banks alike know that they need to develop and deliver against a plan to transform their organizations organisations in order to cater for a consumer generation that expects their services to be in real-time. However, this process takes time, considerable investment and a particular set of skills. It can often be a challenge to build a team with the depth of experience and expertise required to plan and manage a program like this from start to finish.

Our clients benefit from Vocalink’s proven track record in designing, building and implementing real-time payment platforms, paired with Mastercard Advisors’ strategic know-how and technical program management capabilities.

Together, we develop and deliver against a realistic implementation plan for our clients, coordinating with the business and technical teams to ensure that the program objectives are understood, milestones met and technical implementation is overseen by our experts.