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Market Eye

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 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

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

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