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Savantor provides MarketEye as a monthly free publication designed to give busy card industry professionals a quick overview of recent industry events. The focus is mostly on UK and EU but interesting developments from elsewhere are also highlighted.

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"With regard to MarketEye I would say that it’s one of the better digests, in my opinion. Gives me what I want, when I want it and in a concise, straightforward manner. I don't have time to read everything that's available on screen but Market Eye is worth making time for."

Phil Davies, Managing Director - PSI-Pay Ltd - UK

"I like MarketEye not only for updates but also for the insightful comments. The March 2014 issue is a good example: Ref. HCE: Putting a focus on attempting to integrate existing technologies into new and emerging environments doesn’t seem the most prudent direction that an industry can take."

Ernst Verbeek, Managing Director - Trionis - Belgium

"MarketEye is an excellent concise digest which keeps me regularly updated with essential market developments."

Harin Dias, Independent Banking Consultant
2021 06 - MarketEye

New decentralised cross-border payment network launched; French and Swiss central banks to run wholesale digital currency trial; Temenos partners with Huawei to enter Chinese marketEU announces European Digital Identity and Wallet framework; FCA extends SCA deadline by a further six months; Klarna competes with credit cards with instalment shopping app

2021 05 - MarketEye

Tala partners with Visa to offer crypto-to-fiat payment cards; Gemini partners Mastercard on crypto rewards card; HSBC to introduce recycled plastic payment cards globally; French anti-trust watchdog concern about ‘Big Tech’; Thailand and Singapore link domestic instant payment systems; RBI takes action against AmEx for non-compliance of Indian data storage rules

2021 04 - MarketEye

Visa expands global money movement; Contactless payments surge across Europe; PSR accuses Mastercard and rivals of operating pre-paid card cartel; Visa raises UK-EU online interchange fees; Barclays to shut down Pingit on 30 June; PayPal allows users to pay in cryptocurrency

2021 03 - MarketEye

European banks seek technical partners to help build rival to Visa and Mastercard; European Banking Authority hit by cyber-attack; Contactless card limit to rise to £100; Facebook and Google involved in Indian digital payment network; Bank of Ireland to close a third of branch network; Mastercard to assist with digital health pass solutions 

2021 02 - MarketEye

Mastercard to process cryptocurrency payments; NatWest to convert all debit cards to Mastercard; Visa prepares to handle cryptocurrencies; EC and ECB to investigate digital euro jointly; Mastercard consumer claim scheduled for March hearing; PayPal to quit Indian payments market

2021 01 - MarketEye

GM, Goldman and Mastercard form credit card partnership; Mastercard unveils cloud POS acceptance; Nets' subsidiary Paytrail to acquire Checkout Finland; 16,000 ATMs in the UK support bitcoin encashment; PayPal takes ownership of Chinese payments business; Visa and Plaid terminate merger

2020 12 - MarketEye

Australian domestic payment schemes to merge; World first for Lloyds Bank; Libra attempts to distance itself from Facebook by rebranding as Diem; Nets and Worldline take stakes in rival to Visa and Mastercard; UK Supreme Court paves the way for £14 billion Mastercard class action; Payconiq rolls out interoperable mobile payments across Benelux region

2020 11 - MarketEye

PayPal to support cryptocurrencies across consumer and merchant networks; Mastercard to trial biometric card payments in Asia; Vocalink wins Canadian clearing and settlement system contract; UK retailers attack Visa and Mastercard over card fees; WhatsApp cleared to launch payments service in India; Apple Pay “a must-have payment option for banks”; Visa Tap to Phone programme goes global 

2020 10 - MarketEye

PayPal enters UK's buy now, pay later market; Amazon rolls out palm payment technology; UK Government outlines plans for retail cashback without a purchase; ECB initiates consultation about creation of a digital euro; New security measures could block one-third of online EU purchases; EU could compel Apple to open up iPhone NFC functionality

2020 09 - MarketEye

Mastercard launches CBDC testing platform for central banks; ECB considers development of digital euro; Indian competition watchdog dismisses case against WhatsApp; EU approves Mastercard takeover of Nets' units, subject to concessions; EU to investigate Visa digital wallet licencing rules; Vipps to extend beyond Norway via Visa 

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