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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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2015 11a - MarketEye

Visa Europe explores use of blockchain tech for remittances; Jiffy sets up hotlines for charitable donations; Worldpay tests pay with your finger technology; ACI Worldwide acquire's Germany's PAY.ON; Visa Inc agrees EUR21.2 billion deal for Visa Europe; Amazon kills mPOS service

2015 10b - MarketEye

Citi trials screenless, card readerless Diebold ATMs; MasterCard tokenises MasterPass; Visa close to $22bn Visa Europe acquisition; Oberthur files for IPO; Millennials embrace wearable banking; North American mobile payments usage stagnates

2015 10a - MarketEye

Tender for pan-European instant payments platform; MasterCard rolls out Identity Check suite; Worldpay trials facial recognition technology; First Data IPO launch; British banks lose £20 million to Dridex malware; Worldpay floats in London’s largest IPO this year

2015 09b - MarketEye

Contactless payment ring launches on Kickstarter; Google Wallet adds P2P payments; Ireland creates fintech and payments body; Debit card spending continues to grow; WorldPay to press ahead with IPO; Samsung Pay lands in the US; Experts Cast Doubt On Mobile Payment Security

2015 09a - MarketEye

Nine banks form blockchain partnership; Nordea selects Accenture and Temenos for core systems overhaul; Visa fined by Australian Court for anti-competitive practices; UK increases contactless limit to £30; Android Pay launch in US; Zapp to use behavioural fraud technology to protect mobile users

2015 08b - MarketEye

Oxfam and Visa use prepaid cards for disaster relief; MasterCard trials selfie payments in the Netherlands and US; Wirecard bids for Worldpay; The Clearing House calls for tighter controls on non-bank payment providers; M-payments to hit $1 trillion by 2017; Mobile to become main way to pay in UK

2015 08a - MarketEye

Canada to overhaul national payments infrastructure; First draft standard on ISO 20022 for real-time payments; FIS agrees $9.1 billion SunGard deal; Apple becomes sponsor member of NFC Forum; Samsung Pay launches mobile payments in Korea;Visa prepares for new m-payment service

2015 07b - MarketEye

CSC and HCL to form core banking joint venture; MasterCard to connect Europe to Samsung Pay; Atom Bank signs for Intelligent Environments platform; MasterCard pays out $61 million to settle Tesco interchange suit; Stripe signs deal with Visa; ING Bank introduces voice-activated mobile payments

2015 07a - MarketEye

Iran to return to Swift network; Decline in French card fraud rates; EU watchdogs accuse MasterCard of inflated fees; Visa Europe to sell Monitise stake; Samsung begins testing mobile payments service; European contactless adoption explodes

2015 06b - MarketEye

MasterCard turns parking meters into coupon-delivery tools; European ACHs form Sepa joint venture; UK payments regulator calls for 'pipes and wires' innovation; E-commerce goes mobile; Smartphone challenger bank Mondo awaits approval from BofE; Barclays takes on Apple with wearable payments

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