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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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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 

2020 08 - MarketEye

Google to offer US Bank co-branded accounts; Apple acquires softPOS firm Mobeewave; Mastercard enrolled into Pay.UK Request to Pay framework; Microsoft testing shows SCA leads to checkout abandonment; Capital One fined $80m for extensive 2019 hack; Mastercard partners Microsoft for digital commerce innovation 

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

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