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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
2013 12b - MarketEye

UK banknotes to go plastic in 2016; ECB launches the Euro Retail Payments Board; Hi-tech future for cheque payments; La Caixa partners telcos for mobile NFC payments service; HSBC partners telcos for Hong Kong NFC launch.

2013 12a - MarketEye

Bank of Baroda installs 'intelligent-powered' ATMs; UK ATM withdrawals to top £11 billion in December; RBK Money receives payments services authorization; UK tablet m-commerce to triple in 2013 – study; MasterCard in global NFC alliance with Samsung.

2013 11b - MarketEye

Google unveils prepaid debit card; Telecom Italia and Visa Europe to roll out NFC in Italy; Dutch banks agree new rules on Internet fraud; Visa forecasts £450 million UK card spend on 2 December; Report on growth for contactless next year; Vodafone NFC mobile wallet launches.

2013 11a - MarketEye

Coin bids to replace cards with a card; Card Networks propose global digital payment standard; US Debit cards and Credit cards market share changing; European contactless spend grows six fold in 12 months; Orange and Visa team on NFC m-payments in France.

2013 10a - MarketEye

Visa announces improved payment card fraud detection; MasterCard and Parkeon take merchant offers to the street; UK Card Fraud figures from Financial Fraud UK; East reports 32% rise on European ATM-related fraud attacks; Bid to boost online checkout security with digital tokens; PayPal turns to QR codes for latest assault on in-store payments.

2013 09b - MarketEye

French banks team on e-payments service; SIX acquiring Austrian card provider PayLife; Visa and MasterCard agree to cut French card fees; MasterCard tracks global 'cashless journey'; Increasing demand for cash boosts global ATM market; Google Wallet overhaul shifts emphasis away from NFC.

2013 09a - MarketEye

Discover joins EMVCo; Major milestone for Equens in Scandinavian cards market; Global non-cash payments soar; Vodafone NFC m-payments service to make global debut; No NFC for iPhone 5S; Zapp partners WorldPay on mobile payments.

2013 08b - MarketEye

Polish debit card with built in display; Cardlytics launches in the UK2; Payments in 2022: Cash out, mobile in; Number of cards in circulation to reach 13.6 bln by 2018; PayPal Here gets full UK roll out; WorldPay contactless transactions break four million barrier for first time.

2013 08a - MarketEye

AmEx lets gamers earn League of Legends rewards for spending; Multi-currency travel money card launched; Facebook to test PayPal competitor; Cardtronics makes European push through Cardpoint acquisition; One in three smartphones will come with NFC.

2013 07b - MarketEye

Ukash provides ATM cash redemption service for virtual voucher codes; European card fraud losses fall; EU to face payments shake-up; UK retailers open new front in interchange fee row; MasterCard MasterPass arrives in the UK.

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

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