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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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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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"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

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

Payments Platform Strategy and Sourcing

"We were in urgent need of external independent expertise to supplement our internal resources. Senior consultants had to quickly integrate with our team and actively contribute. Their experts quickly forged strong working relationships and delivered to our brief. We enjoyed working with them to develop our future platform strategy."

Evert R Fekkes, SVP - Payment & Savings Services - 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

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

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

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

Acquirer Transformation

"We needed a programme manager for a complex transformation who also brought a broad understanding to help stakeholders through the change. We have been delighted with the delivery and outcomes from this engagement with Savantor."

Michael Liquornik, Executive Vice President - Neovia Financial - UK

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