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Article Posted: 09/03/2014

Google Wallet will drop support for secure element based NFC payments from 14th April 2014. NFC payments in Google Wallet will now only be supported by Android v4.4+ devices and ...

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Article Posted: 09/02/2014

Visa and MasterCard are both pushing new initiatives for mobile payments based around Host Card Emulation (HCE), whereby smart card details are essentially stored in a secure cloud application rather ...

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Article Posted: 09/02/2014

According to figures recently released by the UK Cards Association in their Annual Report for 2014, the key trends emerging in payment card usage include: A continued, albeit slowing, increase in ...

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Article Posted: 09/01/2014

The last couple of weeks have seen a fair amount of activity on the topic of Bitcoin, including moves by governing bodies and yet more bad press. The perception and understanding ...

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Article Posted: 09/01/2014

The busiest day in history for online retailers is reported to have taken place on the day after Boxing Day 2013. IMRG, the internet retailing association, reported that online ...

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Article Posted: 31/12/2013

December turned out to be a challenging end to 2013 in the world of payments – from the frustrations faced by some cardholders in the run-up to Christmas in the UK to ...

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Article Posted: 16/12/2013

At the beginning of December the RBS Group suffered a systems outage impacting thousands of their customers, who were unable to make online and POS card payments or withdraw cash from ATM’s. ...

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Article Posted: 02/12/2013

Savantor Ltd., a specialist in the provision of specialist business, operational and technical expertise to many well known banks, card schemes and third parties in the payment and mobile industry, is pleased ...

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Article Posted: 30/11/2013

The one thing which always comes up in consumer surveys about use of mobiles for payment is the issue of security. PINs and passwords are viewed as yesterday's ...

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Article Posted: 15/11/2013

More payment innovations launched recently – some good and some just interesting. The Fico proximity technology is a nice idea checking a person's location, via their mobile phone, against the location of ...

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Complex Multi-Country Migration

"This complex migration, undertaken simultaneously in Spain and Portugal, has been a complete success. Savantor has provided us with excellent support for over 3 years, both in the original business transformation programme and now this double migration. We value their open and honest approach to business, and of course the expertise that they bring."

Ricardo Gomez, Director, Operations & Technology - WiZink Bank – Spain & Portugal

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

Expert Witness

"After searching extensively for the required industry expert in a complex litigation, Savantor was identified to have the necessary industry knowledge and expertise on a range of complex issues. Savantor provided clear advice and was able to quickly hone in on the key issues, but most importantly, generating pragmatic winnable answers."

Gavin Ingram, General Counsel & VP Strategic Planning - Global Blue - Asia Pacific

Credit Card Migration and Operational Support

"The bank has undergone significant transformation of its card business on both the issuing and acquiring sides. One business partner we have looked to for support in the areas of strategy, major project leadership, management analysis and ongoing business support is Savantor. The Savantor team has contributed to our success as we have leveraged their deep industry knowledge and broad range of operational skills."

Sean Sheehan, Service Management Director - Bank of Ireland

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

Complex Cards Business Transformation

"This was a major business transformation that required us to build an excellent team made up of internal bank specialists, supported by external card business, technical and operations expertise. Savantor provided specialists from the local market and with international experience to fill a variety of important roles. The Savantor resourcing team are professional, reliable and good people to work with."

Ricardo Gomez, Director - Operations & Technology - WiZink Bank - Spain

Platform Selection

"Savantor's support in our platform selection process has enabled us to sustain our profitability and positioning for the future. Their advice and guidance was essential to our decision-making."

Robert Lambert, Head of Cards Strategy - Permanent tsb bank - Ireland

Business and Platform Strategy

"Savantor successfully advised Rabobank during preparing of the platform migration for cards. Savantor demonstrated thorough knowledge of business processes and market players combined with a practical approach."

Evert Fekkes, Business Information Manager - Rabobank - Nederland

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