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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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2017 08a - MarketEye

PSF lays down blueprint for new UK payments; Class action suit against MasterCard blocked; appeal lodged; EC challenges Visa's inter-regional interchange fees; Cards overtake cash for consumer payments in Australia; Apple excluded from Beijing transit payments app; BBVA reaches over three million mobile customers in Spain

2017 07a - MarketEye

EPC prepares for pan-European instant payments; Visa incentivising shops to go cashless; CMA approves plans to merge UK payment schemes; Worldpay and Vantiv agree £9.1 billion merger; EBA rejects Commission amendments on screen scraping under PSD2; BBVA brings Alipay to Spain

2017 06a - MarketEye

Dutch banks consider joint ATM network; EU banks are likely to face hefty fines under GDPR; Zelle begins mass-market roll out; Apple moves into P2P payments; Android Pay arrives in Canada and Taiwan; Google and PayPal partner for mobile shopping by fingerprint

2017 05a - MarketEye

Vocalink, SIA and CGI to compete for Canadian contract; South Africa gives the go-ahead to biometric cards; BNP Paribas signs global Snapchat; Samsung Pay launched in UK; Dutch banks back all-in-one mobile payments from ING; PayPal strikes mobile payments deal with Google

2017 04a - MarketEye

Visa and UK banks support launch of Amazon Business; Mastercard Vocalink acquisition gains CMA approval; Cash usage in Europe; Australian banks lose battle with Apple Pay; US e-commerce fraud soars; ISO rolls out new standards for mobile; Square launches in the UK

2017 03a - MarketEye

New UK clearing bank announced; Atom Bank raises additional £83m; EBA to relax PSD2 authentication rules; Germany's N26 aims to become Europe's leading mobile-only bank; MasterCard rolls out mobile order ahead initiative to six new markets; mVisa to expand to 10 countries

2017 02a - MarketEye

IBM and Visa partner to turn billions of connected devices into points of sale; Chinese central bank tests digital currency system; UK banks and Post Office strike branch banking deal; Number of US data breaches up 40% in 2016; CMA considers Mastercard remedies for VocaLink takeover; DNB spins off Vipps mobile payment service

2017 01a - MarketEye

Belgium to build fintech bridge to London; ECB consults on development of pan-EU settlement service for instant payments; One in four transactions are now contactless; Walmart Canada ends ban on Visa credit cards; Concern over Mastercard takeover of VocaLink; Airtel launches mobile payments bank in India

2016 12a - MarketEye

Visa and Mastercard strike wallet tokenisation deal; Alipay advances on Europe with bank and processor deals; UniCredit to cut 14000 jobs and invest in digitization; Visa to acquire Cardinal Commerce; EPC: Pan-European instant payments set for November 2017; Australian watchdog supports Apple in bank dispute

2016 11a - MarketEye

Visa looks to replace passwords with biometrics; Alipay enters US market with First Data/Verifone deals; Visa tells Europe to be ready for 3-D Secure 2.0 by April 2018; Russia wants to make new payments system compatible with China; Misys cancels plans to float; New real-time mobile payment platform launched in Finland

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