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Savantor’s MarketEye is a monthly free publication designed to provide busy card industry professionals with 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
2019 06 - MarketEye

Visa launches DLT-based cross-border payments platform; MasterCard rolls out Open Banking suite; Facebook to launch cryptocurrency in 2020; Payment firms raise fears over EU security rules; China UnionPay to offer European payment cards; Global Payments agrees deal with Total Systems Services 

2019 05 - MarketEye

MasterCard trials biometric cards in Mexico; Visa completes Earthport acquisition; MasterCard to buy bill payment specialist Transactis; MasterCard and Visa to cut inter-regional fees for tourist cards in EU; Saudi Arabia launches real-time payments with Vocalink; AIB and First Data to acquire Payzone 

2019 04 - MarketEye

JP Morgan launches SEPA instant payments in Europe; ING and Bank of Beijing to set up digital banking JV; MasterCard vows to give consumers control of digital identity; Hong Kong issues first virtual banking licences; Worldpay becomes first acquirer to enable Amazon Pay; Apple unveils credit card

2019 03 - MarketEye

Apple Wallet to launch Goldman-backed credit card; FIS and Worldpay agree on a $43bn merger; MasterCard drops Earthport bid but acquires Transfast; Barclaycard extends partnership with Alipay; Amazon talks to Banco de México about government- backed m-payments system; EquensWorldline rolls out P2P routing service for pan- European mobile payments 

2019 02 - MarketEye

Australia's Volt Bank wins banking licence; New rules on EU cross-border payment charges; ECB consider instant payments to break Visa/MasterCard duopoly; Visa and MasterCard battle for Earthport; European Commission fines MasterCard EUR570million over interchange rules; American Express blocks Curve 

2019 01 - MarketEye

MasterCard removes name in logo rebrand; Huawei Pay enters first overseas market; Fiserv agrees $22bn First Data acquisition; Google awarded payments licence in Ireland; Nets and Concardis complete merger; EU approves ruling to chop charges for cross-border Euro transactions 

2018 12 - MarketEye

Pay.UK rolls out new technology against APP fraud; MasterCard and Microsoft work on digital identity issues; ECB launches real-time payments system; Revolut secures banking licence; EC and card schemes nearing inter-regional interchange fee agreement; Amazon explores expansion into retail and financial services 

2018 11 - MarketEye

Switzerland gets ready for QR bill payments; Nets to embed 'pay later' option in merchant terminals; NAB and Microsoft test ATM facial recognition; SocGen tests limitless contactless payment cards; MasterCard looks to remove card signature panel; American Express wins approval to enter Chinese payment card market 

2018 10 - MarketEye

Hong Kong faster payment platform goes live; EU banks support launch of Open Banking Europe PSD2 directory; China UnionPay to enter European market; MasterCard brings real-time bill payments to mobile banking app; Akbank introduces mobile facial recognition 

 

2018 09 - MarketEye

MasterCard launches global trade platform; Revolut launches metal card with cryptocurrency cashback; European committee plans tougher sentences for digital payments fraud; Ant refutes claims of Equifax IP theft; Australian launch of real-time payments with Osko; Samsung Pay surpasses 1.3 billion transaction mark

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