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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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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

2016 06a - MarketEye

ICBPI and Nets partner for Italian instant payments; Walmart Canada to refuse Visa credit cards; China opens up to Visa and MasterCard; EC approves Visa Europe acquisition; PayPal forced to shut down in Turkey; Apple Pay comes to the web

2016 05a - MarketEye

Citi to roll out voice recognition tech across Asia; Turkey launches national payments system; Forty banks support EBA Clearing instant payments plan; MasterCard enters exclusive talks over VocaLink; Visa Inc amends Visa Europe deal; Telefonica to launch mobile bank.

2016 04a - Market Eye

European Parliament to host blockchain conference; EPC launches public consultation; Alipay to expand into Europe; Mobile start-up Atom Bank goes live; Swiss banks investigate joint mobile payments system; Mobile payment network rolled out in Austria

2016 03a - MarketEye

MasterCard works to reduce false declines; HSBC to roll out voice and Touch ID to 15 million UK customers; SIA confirms IPO plans; Payment Systems Regulator recommends sale of VocaLink shares by banks; MasterCard contactless transactions in Europe pass one billion milestone in 2015; US Bank and Bank of America offer real-time mobile P2P

2016 02a - Market Eye

Visa Europe expands tokenisation service; Bank of England to develop blueprint for overhaul of UK payments system; MasterCard to introduce instalment payment option; UK government supports open banking API framework; EU tightens money laundering controls; ECB to develop European P2P payments; Tsys agrees $2.35bn TransFirst acquisition; Monthly UK contactless spending reaches £1 billion

2016 01a - MarketEye

Framework published for contactless travel in the UK; Orange looking to expand into banking; New York subway and buses to go contactless in 2018; Appetite for cash remains strong as ATM usage soars; Dubai announces mobile phone number-based payments system; MasterCard partners Coin for wearable payments

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Credit Card Launch

"Savantor's knowledge and experience were the key differentiators in selecting them and they contributed greatly to the success of the product launch and the effectiveness of the ongoing operational service."

Toine Schepers, Operations Director - Primeline - The Netherlands

Interchange Review

"Savantor did a superb job in confirming what we believed was an area of weakness. The detail we now have will enable us to agree internally what we need to do to improve structure, control and income. Nationwide management were very impressed with the quality of the Savantor team."

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

Card Processing Migration

"Disciplined methodology and effective teamwork, guided by Savantor's migration expertise and operational knowledge, were the hallmarks that led to the resounding success of this project, enabling us to maintain and develop our business capability."

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

Acquirer Strategy and Operating Model

"Savantor brought an effective blend of European acquirer market expertise and transaction processing solution design. Their experts quickly forged strong working relationships with our team. We enjoyed working with them to create our future acquirer strategy."

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

New Payments Initiative

"In moving our new initiative into reality, we required specialist payments knowledge and forward thinking in the retail sector. Savantor supplied this and provided very effective guidance throughout. We enjoyed working with them."

Sophie High, Head of Innovation Delivery - Cancer Research UK

Credit Card Migration and Operational Support

"The bank has undergone significant transformation of its card business on both the issuing and acquiring sides. One business partner we have looked to for support in the areas of strategy, major project leadership, management analysis and ongoing business support is Savantor. The Savantor team has contributed to our success as we have leveraged their deep industry knowledge and broad range of operational skills."

Sean Sheehan, Service Management Director - Bank of Ireland

Collections Transformation

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Peter O'Dea, Senior Manager - Collections Department - Permanent tsb bank - Ireland

Acquirer Risk Assessment

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Mark Healy, Chief Risk Officer - NEOVIA Financial - UK

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