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Article Posted: 15/06/2012

Credit card lending contracted in April, representing the fourth time it has contracted in the past six months and suggesting that consumer confidence remains low.   Repayments exceeded new borrowing by ...

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Article Posted: 31/05/2012

A recent Gartner survey has suggested that the worldwide value of mobile payment transactions is set to jump 62%, from $105.9 billion in 2011 to $171.5 billion this year.  In ...

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Article Posted: 16/05/2012

I recently had an interesting exchange with various sections of a large credit card issuer which serve to illustrate a problem that they are probably not alone in suffering from ...

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Article Posted: 30/04/2012

As card usage seems to be increasingly driven by online shopping the recently published Global Online Shopper Report commissioned by WorldPay is worth a read.  According to this report Global ...

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Article Posted: 16/04/2012

The ongoing struggle to find a replacement system for paper cheques received a boost this week with the announcement by Barclays that they are extending their Pingit system to users ...

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Article Posted: 30/03/2012

It’s been a long time coming, but there are indications that the US is finally going to embrace EMV chip.  Recently, both Visa and MasterCard have announced measures to encourage ...

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Article Posted: 28/03/2012

It’s been a long time coming, but there are indications that the US is finally going to adopt EMV chip.  This technology has already been embraced by the rest of ...

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Article Posted: 16/03/2012

Fraud losses on UK debit and credit cards fell to £341 million in 2011, the lowest level in 11 years, according to the UK Cards Association.  The latest figures show ...

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Article Posted: 29/02/2012

There was a nice illustration of the traditional banks versus the new kids on the block when a survey on innovation in the industry from Fast Company puts coffee chain ...

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Article Posted: 15/02/2012

Continuing our look at the current state of credit cards in the UK it seemed appropriate to include the most recent Auriemma Issuer Brand Index (IBI).  Only one traditional financial ...

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EMV Migration Planning

"It was a strategic imperative for the bank to be EMV compliant for our payment cards and the experience that Savantor brought to the company has proved to be invaluable."

Eddie Sweeney, Chief Technology Officer - AIB Bank - Ireland

Acquiring market insight and strategy review

"Savantor brought an independent perspective and valuable insight that enabled Rabobank to ratify options for delivery and future growth and make informed business decisions in support of our target business model. Having used Savantor on a number of strategic projects, we have no hesitation in recommending their services to others."

Evert R Fekkes, SVP Payment & Savings Services - Rabobank - Nederland

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

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

Card Processing Migration

"Disciplined methodology and effective teamwork, guided by Savantor's migration expertise and operational knowledge, were the hallmarks that led to the resounding success of this project, enabling us to maintain and develop our business capability."

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

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 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

New Payments Initiative

"In moving our new initiative into reality, we required specialist payments knowledge and forward thinking in the retail sector. Savantor supplied this and provided very effective guidance throughout. We enjoyed working with them."

Sophie High, Head of Innovation Delivery - Cancer Research UK

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