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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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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 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

2016 10a - MarketEye

US increases prepaid card protection; Stripe launches Instant Payouts service; Misys to float in early November; US becomes Visa's largest chip card market; Nets valued at $4.5 billion in IPO; Nordea switches to Danske Bank's MobilePay

2016 09a - MarketEye

PayPal and MasterCard strike deal; Ingenico provides gateway to Europe for Alipay; Potential £14 billion lawsuit against MasterCard in UK; Nets files for IPO; Apple Pay Dispute in Australia; Singapore proposes new payments regulatory framework

2016 08a - MarketEye

MasterCard agrees £700m VocaLink acquisition; MasterCard to apply for China payments licence; Square to launch in Europe; US EMV move slower than anticipated; Strategic partnership for rivals Visa and PayPal; UnionPay launches QuickPass mobile payments in Canada

2016 07a - MarketEye

ING and KBC create unified payments and loyalty platform; MasterCard to pay Sainsbury's $91 million after losing interchange battle; PSD2: German regulator rules against restriction of e- payment services by banks; Visa and MasterCard’s $7.25bn interchange settlement overruled by appeals court; Potential implications of Brexit; Visa Inc completes Visa Europe acquisition

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