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Article Posted: 16/11/2012

Whilst the UK’s double-dip recession has left many households with little in the way of disposable income it seems to be having other impacts on how we spend and manage ...

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Article Posted: 31/10/2012

If predictions of where we will be and what we will be doing in the future were reliable we would all be flying around on jet packs and robots would ...

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Article Posted: 16/10/2012

A couple of recent studies have thrown up some fascinating research on financial products.  Confused.com analysed data from thousands of its customers who have used its free Credit Card Matcher ...

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Article Posted: 28/09/2012

Debit and credit card fraud increased to £185m in the first six months of this year, an increase of 9 % from the same period last year, according to the ...

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Article Posted: 14/09/2012

Is there really any point in telling your card issuer you are going on holiday?  I did this on my last holiday, as did my son on his, and in ...

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Article Posted: 31/08/2012

Just how much of a negative effect the economic outlook is having on banks and card usage is revealed in some recent surveys and statistics.  In the UK consumers’ trust ...

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Article Posted: 16/08/2012

Apart from the traditional annual ‘Cash is still King’ survey from the BRC (cash was used in 5.7% more transactions in 2011, accounting for 58% of all transactions) they have ...

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Article Posted: 31/07/2012

The popularity of prepaid cards is currently soaring, with many people turning to them in specific circumstances such as holidays instead of more traditional credit and debit cards.  As we ...

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Article Posted: 16/07/2012

At long last changes are happening to force a little more honesty in the application of payment card surcharges.  Airlines, who were probably the worst culprits, are being forced to ...

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Article Posted: 29/06/2012

According to the Bank of England, credit card lending in April recorded its biggest monthly contraction since August 2006.  Repayments outstripped new borrowing by £118 million, although lending through loans ...

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Card Migration

"I was impressed by the speed with which the Savantor team were able to start delivering and as a team they have made a significant contribution to the success of the Programme."

Bjorn Niels, Programme Director - ABN AMRO Bank - The Netherland

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

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

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

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

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

Issuer and Acquirer Transformation - Assessment and Mobilisation

"We were in urgent need of external independent expertise to supplement our internal resources. Senior consultants had to quickly integrate with a diverse team from across the bank and actively contribute. I am pleased to say that Savantor was able to deliver on our needs as well as being good people to do business with."

Lars Bostrom, Head of Cards - Nordea - Scandinavia

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