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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."

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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

2015 06a - MarketEye

Ecobank and MasterCard sign sub-Saharan Africa agreement; MasterCard issues tokens to private label cards and e-commerce merchants; PayPal introduces One Touch for the Web to UK and Canada; Alibaba moves into financial data and information services; European cyber-fraud ring foiled; Zapp gears up for launch

2015 05b - MarketEye

Facebook Messenger payments service arrives in NYC; BBVA rolls out 'remote control' card app; Monese raises $1.8m for mobile banking service for immigrants; UK opts out of European online payments security guidelines; Google unveils Android Pay; Danske Bank integrates PowaTag into MobilePay

2015 05a - MarketEye

Getin Bank introduces world’s first DCVC card; New launch of Visa’s V.me digital wallet in UK; Danish shops to be given right to refuse cash; 02 buys out partners in Weve consortium; Agreement reached on revised Payments Services Directive; US acquirers lag in shift to EMV

2015 04b - MarketEye

Malawi takes steps to create a digital payments ecosystem; PayPal extends One Touch payments to the web; SIX, UBS and Zurcher Kantonal Bank to launch P2P payments app; Mobile corporate banking stalled by talent and budget shortfall; Deutsche Bank to allocate EUR1 billion to new digital spend; MasterCard to buy analytics house APT for $600 million; Paym celebrates first anniversary; Apple Pay forces first split in MCX ranks as Best Buy jumps onboard; Google Wallet funds get FDIC insurance

2015 04a - MarketEye

NCR launches cloud-based ATM operating platform; Alibaba continues drive into financial services; MasterCard agrees $19 million settlement with Target; Canada updates card code of conduct to include m-payments; Microsoft shows interest in HCE-based mobile payments; Apple Pay users experience checkout problems

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