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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."

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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

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

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