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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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2012 08b - MarketEye

CashFlows launches card issuing services; BitInstant confirms Bitcoin card plans; Discover, Google team up for NFC mobile payments; Visa preps encryption service; MasterCard and Everything Everywhere ink 5-year m-payments deal; SumUp launches in Europe.

2012 08a - MarketEye

New card for young people doubles as ID; UK consumers turn to rewards cards; Nets agrees takeover of Finland's Luottokunta; Google Wallet moves to the cloud to support all credit and debit cards; Google, carriers, banks and card schemes join mobile payments committee.

2012 07b - MarketEye

Brazilian firm develops eco-friendly ATMs; Massive surge in online ID fraud; PayPal acquisition; EC goes after Visa Europe on credit card interchange fees; Dutch banks and telcos disband mobile wallet joint venture.

2012 07a - MarketEye

Telefónica launches alternative to card payments; Barclays launches mobile banking app; AmEx joins US EMV issue; 60% of French bank fraud carried out online; Swedish mobile operators launch WyWallet offering; Telefónica and Visa Europe form mobile money partnership; MasterCard and PrePay Solutions team on mobile payments.

2012 06b - MarketEye

ACI partners with Spectrum for SMS fraud alerts; Cashless ATM; US fraud detection on the rise; Microsoft unveils mobile wallet with SIM-based NFC; Orange begins France-wide NFC SIM roll-out.

2012 06a - MarketEye

VeriFone launches multi-channel managed payment services; Half of world's POS terminals will be NFC-ready by 2017; NCR ATM software for mobiles and barcodes; GoCardless launches 'bitly for payments'; HSBC Merchant Services mobile card reader.

2012 05b - MarketEye

PayPal signs 15 retailers to in-store payments; Australia backs away from abolishing cheques; MasterCard calls for collaborative plan for US migration to EMV; Wireless Festival to go contactless; Flagging contactless gets a boost from UK Post Office; Moneycorp outsources to VocaLink.

2012 05a - MarketEye

VeriFone revamps card reader to take on Square; Flint uses phone cameras for card payments; 66% of retailers interested in mobile POS services; 45% of world's cards now EMV; Alternative payments to rise exponentially by 2015; Contactless use makes cards top-of-wallet.

2012 04b - MarketEye

Dynamics card with reward button; Visa Europe preps digital wallet for autumn launch; China m-payments market set to be largest in world; ECB draft recommendations to increase internet payment security; Barclaycard rolls out contactless stickers; O2 launches mobile wallet.

2012 04a - MarketEye

Accumulate launches ‘card in the cloud’ service for mobile payment; PayPal launches Paypal Payments platform; Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank ditches cards for biometrics at ATMs; Chinese online-to-offline payment system; Nokia launches Windows-based NFC phone; Barclays opens up Pingit to non-customers; Google buys payments firm TxVia.

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