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Market Eye

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
2020 07 - MarketEye

HSBC signs multi-year deal with Amazon Web Services; NAB signs five-year multi-cloud deal with Microsoft; Deutsche Bank and Google Cloud agree multi-year deal; Eurozone banks to take on Visa and Mastercard with new payments platform; Card schemes to take Click to Pay standard global; UK court rules against Visa and Mastercard in interchange fee battle

2020 06 - MarketEye

CaixaBank to roll out facial recognition ATMs across Spain; EU opens antitrust investigation into Apple Pay; Mastercard brings Fintech Express to Europe; Banks worldwide adopt Open Banking; Virus delays New York subway contactless payments rollout; Calibra rebrands as Novi for digital currency roll out; PayPal rolls out QR Code payments worldwide 

2020 05 - MarketEye

Revolut launches licenced bank in Lithuania; Google developing debit card product; Which? intervenes in lawsuit against Mastercard; UBS to apply for Chinese digital banking licence; FCA extends SCA deadline by a further six months; Monzo applies for US banking licence 

2020 04 - MarketEye

Yapeal gets first Swiss fintech banking license; Libra begins process to gain regulatory support; EC reviews Mastercard's Nets deal; Banking industry sets out vision for EU payments market; M-Pesa waives fees to discourage cash usage 

2020 03 - MarketEye

Brazil prepares for instant payment scheme; Revolut to apply for UK banking licence; Fiserv acquires MerchantPro Express; UniCredit signs deal with equensWorldline; Santander buys Elavon México for global merchant acquiring push; Belgian digital bank Aion is launched

2020 02 - MarketEye

Deutsche Bank invites Amazon, Google and Microsoft to tender; Visa extends 'access to cash' programme; N26 leaves the UK after Brexit; Mastercard wins approval to operate in China; Australia prepares for Open Banking; Central banks form group to explore digital currency creation 

2020 01 - MarketEye

BBVA explores financial product sales via Amazon; Belgium's big four banks to build shared ATM network; Amex progresses entry into Chinese market; Security concerns cause Australia to delay Open Banking roll out; Visa unveils Tap to Phone contactless payments programme; Tencent and UnionPay integrate QR code systems 

2019 12 - MarketEye

Swedish central bank develops e-krona pilot; Mastercard trials digital identity technology; Saga launches global, stabilised digital currency; ICBC, Alibaba and Ant Financial strengthen partnership; Visa and MFS Africa team up on digital payments; ECB offers support to alternative to Visa and Mastercard

2019 11 - MarketEye

Turkey looks to introduce Open Banking; EU supports ECB cryptocurrency plans; EU banks consider rival system to card schemes and ‘Big Tech’ firms; German banks propose digital euro; EBA sets new EU-wide deadline for payment security rules; Card schemes work together for one-click payments button

2019 10 - MarketEye

Revolut to go global through new deal with Visa; American Express uses Open Banking for account-to-account payments; Setback for Facebook's Libra project; Funding agreed for P27 cross-border payments platform; PayPal awarded Chinese payments licence; Euro area card payments double

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New Fuel Card Guidelines

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Marie Costers, General Manager - Clear2Pay Open Test Solutions

Market Insights

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Ernst Verbeek, Managing Director - Trionis - Belgium

Credit Card Migration and Operational Support

"The bank has undergone significant transformation of its card business on both the issuing and acquiring sides. One business partner we have looked to for support in the areas of strategy, major project leadership, management analysis and ongoing business support is Savantor. The Savantor team has contributed to our success as we have leveraged their deep industry knowledge and broad range of operational skills."

Sean Sheehan, Service Management Director - Bank of Ireland

Card Processing Migration

"Disciplined methodology and effective teamwork, guided by Savantor's migration expertise and operational knowledge, were the hallmarks that led to the resounding success of this project, enabling us to maintain and develop our business capability."

Robert Lambert, Head of Cards Strategy - Permanent tsb bank - Ireland

Issuer and Acquirer Transformation - Assessment and Mobilisation

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Lars Bostrom, Head of Cards - Nordea - Scandinavia

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Ricardo Gomez, Director, Operations & Technology - WiZink Bank – Spain & Portugal

Interchange Review

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Adam Slater, Senior Manager - Banking - Nationwide Building Society - UK

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