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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
2014 03a - MarketEye

M&S takes on banks with fee-free current account; Virtual currency taskforce to consider industry regulation; Visa and MasterCard launch cross-industry effort to push US adoption of EMV; MasterCard expands acceptance footprint across Africa; Banco Sabadell trials Carta mobile wallet with Host Card Emulation.

2014 02b - MarketEye

EC accepts Visa Europe credit card fee cap proposal; Retail Federation welcomes JPMorgan Chase switch to Chip and PIN; MasterCard buys m-wallet firm C-Sam; Visa and MasterCard to cut ties binding banks and telcos via Host Card Emulation; MasterCard harnesses mobile geolocation to fight overseas card fraud; Africa drives soaring worldwide mobile money adoption.

2014 02a - MarketEye

Target accelerates migration to chip cards; Demise of cash on London buses; European Parliament approves plans to extend SEPA migration deadline; Weve and MasterCard join forces; MasterCard's MasterPass arrives in Spain.

2014 01b - MarketEye

EMVCo to hammer out specifications for tokens at the digital checkout; Amazon to move into P2P and in-store payments; Fresh stats show Sepa migration accelerating; E-commerce, mobile and contactless driving growth at Visa Europe; T-Mobile takes on US banking market; Finland's OP-Pohjola signs three-year mPOS deal with Monitise.

2014 01a - MarketEye

JPMorgan to exit pre-paid card business ; RBS and NatWest cards locked by Tesco glitch; Interchange settlement ruling challenged; Potential extension of SEPA migration deadline; O2 shuts down mobile wallet; Concern about security of Bank apps.

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.

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Credit Risk Review for New Product Launch

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Mikko Hyttinen, SVP - Lending Services - OP-Pohjola Group - Finland

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

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

New Fuel Card Guidelines

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