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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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"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

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Harin Dias, Independent Banking Consultant
2019 02 - MarketEye

Australia's Volt Bank wins banking licence; New rules on EU cross-border payment charges; ECB consider instant payments to break Visa/MasterCard duopoly; Visa and MasterCard battle for Earthport; European Commission fines MasterCard EUR570million over interchange rules; American Express blocks Curve 

2019 01 - MarketEye

MasterCard removes name in logo rebrand; Huawei Pay enters first overseas market; Fiserv agrees $22bn First Data acquisition; Google awarded payments licence in Ireland; Nets and Concardis complete merger; EU approves ruling to chop charges for cross-border Euro transactions 

2018 12 - MarketEye

Pay.UK rolls out new technology against APP fraud; MasterCard and Microsoft work on digital identity issues; ECB launches real-time payments system; Revolut secures banking licence; EC and card schemes nearing inter-regional interchange fee agreement; Amazon explores expansion into retail and financial services 

2018 11 - MarketEye

Switzerland gets ready for QR bill payments; Nets to embed 'pay later' option in merchant terminals; NAB and Microsoft test ATM facial recognition; SocGen tests limitless contactless payment cards; MasterCard looks to remove card signature panel; American Express wins approval to enter Chinese payment card market 

2018 10 - MarketEye

Hong Kong faster payment platform goes live; EU banks support launch of Open Banking Europe PSD2 directory; China UnionPay to enter European market; MasterCard brings real-time bill payments to mobile banking app; Akbank introduces mobile facial recognition 

 

2018 09 - MarketEye

MasterCard launches global trade platform; Revolut launches metal card with cryptocurrency cashback; European committee plans tougher sentences for digital payments fraud; Ant refutes claims of Equifax IP theft; Australian launch of real-time payments with Osko; Samsung Pay surpasses 1.3 billion transaction mark

2018 08 - MarketEye

Norwegian banks co-operate with account aggregation; Consultation on Global Financial Innovation Network; India's Cosmos Bank falls victim to ATM cash-out fraud; Visa invests in B2B financing outfit Behalf; Revolut reduces fraud using disposable virtual cards; Bancomat partners with SIA for m-payment services

2018 07 - MarketEye

Link revises ATM fee plans as usage falls; Alipay takes on MoneyGram with blockchain-based remittances; Spanish banks move ahead with blockchain platform for digital IDs; Increase in popularity of biometric payments forecast under PSD2; Ticketmaster confirms data breach three months after bank warning; Visa and MasterCard near $6.5bn interchange settlement  

2018 06 - MarketEye

Dixons Carphone breach compromises 5.9m customers; Nets and Concardis to merge; Citi corporate bank joins UK Open Banking framework; Visa outage hits payments across Europe; PayPal agrees $2.2 billion deal for iZettle; Revolut launches in Russia

2018 05 - MarketEye

Apple to partner with Goldman Sachs on credit card; Deutsche Bank works with airlines on new payments model; PayPal and Barclays work together on digital payments; Worldline to acquire SIX Payment Services; Australian Government resists delaying tactics on Open Banking; French banks to introduce P2P mobile payments

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