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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

"MarketEye is an excellent concise digest which keeps me regularly updated with essential market developments."

Harin Dias, Independent Banking Consultant
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

2015 12b - MarketEye

New HCE mobile opportunities in Taiwan; Russian central bank issues new payment cards to take on Visa and MasterCard; MasterCard, Visa payment card share rising in Europe; Worldwide wearable market to surpass 200 million; Apple and Samsung set to take on Chinese tech firms with m-payments launch

2015 12a - MarketEye

BlackBerry brings BBM mobile payments to Nigeria; Rabobank to lay off 9,000 staff; Massive rise in European contactless payments predicted; Concern about Visa/MasterCard EU dominance; China UnionPay launches mobile payments service; Vodafone extends M-Pesa to Ghana

2015 11b - MarketEye

Swatch partners with Visa to launch pay-by-wrist watch; Coinbase issues Bitcoin debit card; EPC proposals for pan-European instant payments; France looks for improved Swift payments data access; BBVA Bancomer implements dynamic CVV/CVC for mobile transactions; MasterCard bids to develop mobile loyalty integration specification

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