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Article Posted: 09/12/2014

The latest statistics collected by the Cheque and Credit Clearing Company indicate that although the decline in the rate of cheque usage has accelerated – between 2004 and 2013 cheque ...

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Article Posted: 09/11/2014

It is said that in the UK, people are more likely to change their partner than their bank account. The vast majority of the general public, due primarily to ...

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Article Posted: 09/11/2014

In November, RBS were fined £42 million by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) because of their IT failings in 2012 and the resultant impact on their customers. This formed part ...

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Article Posted: 09/10/2014

The UK Cards Association has just released its card expenditure statistics for August 2014. For the first time ever, the number of debit and credit card transactions made in a ...

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Article Posted: 09/10/2014

In 2000, IBM ran its iconic ad campaign for Lotus software that touched home for many people – promises of a technologically advanced future offering solutions to today's problems that ...

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Article Posted: 09/09/2014

The options being offered by payment institutions and apps for identity verification seem to expand each month. This month alone we have seen further potential for biometrics (including heartbeat biometrics) ...

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Article Posted: 09/09/2014

It has been an exciting month so far in the payments market. Apple has finally revealed its intentions in terms of payment capabilities with the announcement of Apple Pay, an NFC ...

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Article Posted: 09/08/2014

According to figures issued recently by the Office for National Statistics, although 53% of the general population use the internet for banking, a breakdown of this number shows a large ...

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Article Posted: 09/08/2014

Another survey of consumer banking preferences, this time in the US carried out on behalf of the American Banking Association, has been published. According to the results, 31% of 1,000 adults ...

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Article Posted: 09/07/2014

TfL are about to roll out a swathe of payment options for travel on public transport around London. In addition to the very successful Oyster card, come September passengers will ...

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Acquirer Strategy and Operating Model

"Savantor brought an effective blend of European acquirer market expertise and transaction processing solution design. Their experts quickly forged strong working relationships with our team. We enjoyed working with them to create our future acquirer strategy."

Mikko Hyttinen, SVP - Lending Services - OP-Pohjola Group - Finland

Interchange Review

"Savantor did a superb job in confirming what we believed was an area of weakness. The detail we now have will enable us to agree internally what we need to do to improve structure, control and income. Nationwide management were very impressed with the quality of the Savantor team."

Adam Slater, Senior Manager - Banking - Nationwide Building Society - UK

Payment Specialists

"Working close with Savantor's professionals over the years in the payment arena. I appreciate the skills and knowledge these guys have and will surely engage with them when opportunities arise. The current engagement with Savantor is full to satisfaction and beyond."

Idsert Walta, Head of Banking Categories - Nordea - Scandinavia

Credit Risk Review for New Product Launch

"We needed expert help at short notice and Savantor were very impressive in their response and knowledge. The results were very clear and useful, enabling us to quickly make good progress on the next steps."

Sami Karhunen, Head of Business Intelligence and SME Sales - Point Transaction Systems Oy - Finland

Moneris Solutions

"Savantor did an outstanding job of the review and I received nothing but positive feedback on the interaction with our management team."

Jeff Guthri, COO - Moneris Solutions - Canada

Payments Workshop Material

"Savantor helped ACI build a payments onboarding workshop for new technical staff in ACI EMEA. Their extensive experience took our outline and built a great starting presentation of industry facts that we have now customised further into a half day session that is used for all new joiners. Our Americas and APAC regions have also taken the material and customised it for their regions. A great job by Savantor has meant new joiners to ACI hit the ground running."

Richard Sanders, Principal Solution Consultant - ACI - Worldwide EMEA

Acquirer Risk Assessment

"The expertise provided by Savantor has greatly helped us evaluate our risk position and to take the right steps in managing our future risks. Strong, disciplined planning and an ongoing willingness to work closely with our staff played an enormous part in making this a very successful well-delivered project which will greatly help us in achieving our business goals."

Mark Healy, Chief Risk Officer - NEOVIA Financial - UK

Platform Selection & RFP Management

"OP-Pohjola Group has used Savantor in both acquiring and issuing for platform/service provider research, RFI/RFP processes and subsequent contract negotiations. Savantor's approach and commitment have always been very professional and transparent. They have been of great help for the company in providing us important insights and background information beyond vendors sales speeches."

Kai Lindstrom, Head of Acquiring - OP-Services Ltd - Finland

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