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Savantor provides MarketEye as a monthly free publication designed to give busy card industry professionals 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 11a - MarketEye

Debit card for spending bitcoin; US banks launch real-time payments system; MasterCard embeds payments in London smart city app; Visa rolls out real-time payments platform in Europe; Link plans could significantly decrease number of free ATMs; Visa bids to bring contactless transit payments to the world

2017 10a - MarketEye

Mastercard releases Early Detection System; Bank trade group opposes Square banking bid; EU launches anti-trust probe into bank data sharing; Singapore and Thailand explore e-payment integration; Australian banks scrap ATM fees; German savings banks to roll out mobile payments

2017 09a - MarketEye

Square applies for bank status Mastercard turns phones into contactless payments terminals PayPal launches cashback credit card Singapore to develop common QR code for payments 200k Visa and MasterCard cards compromised in recent Equifax breach Danish payments processor Nets close to private equity buyout

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

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