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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
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

2015 03b - MarketEye

CBA unveils Albert tablet payment offering; Barclays and PayPal join Government ID access scheme; MasterCard strengthens Silicon Valley outpost; UK online banking fraud losses soar 48%; Optimal Payments agrees EUR1.1bn Skrill acquisition; Tangerine banking comes to the Apple Watch

2015 03a - MarketEye

Heartbeat authentication technology trialled by Halifax; EPC framework for card-not-present transactions; MasterCard to develop Egyptian ID card programme; EU Parliament approves interchange fee caps; Push for US adoption of chip and PIN; ECB plays down virtual currency risks

2015 02b - MarketEye

Bank of England could issue own digital currency; Barclays launches Twitter payments service; Diebold takes 90-degree shift to counter ATM skimming; Visa to buy offers specialist TrialPay; TSB wades into bank branch debate; Target takes $162m hit on data breach expenses; Visa and MasterCard report strong bank uptake for HCE-based mobile payments; Google said to prep Android Pay API; Google bids to breathe life into Wallet through telco partnership

2015 02a - MarketEye

Visa to launch mobile location service to reduce declined card payments; MasterCard increases spend on cyber protection; Swift negotiates BIC-to-IBAN data mandate for UK banks; Data breaches in 2014 exceed one billion records; Global smart card growth driven by contactless and US EMV adoption; Paym signs up 1.8 million consumers - £26 million transferred

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