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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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Article Posted: 13/02/2012

Craig Peden joins Savantor as Delivery DirectorSavantor Ltd., a specialist in the provision of business and operational change to the payments industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Craig ...

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Article Posted: 31/01/2012

More research results looking ahead to 2012 suggest it may not be a happy one for traditional suppliers.  New research has revealed that 26% of UK consumers expect to owe ...

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Article Posted: 16/01/2012

At the beginning of the year it is traditional to assess the prospects for the next 12 months and for credit cards it seems like a mixed bag.  New research ...

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Article Posted: 30/12/2011

Recent reports indicate that the UK government intends to ban what it calls "excessive" fees for using a debit or credit card to buy items such as travel or cinema ...

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Article Posted: 16/12/2011

According to a new report from KPMG called The Converged Lifestyle, UK consumers and businesses have adopted new technologies such as online shopping and the use of social media faster ...

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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

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

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 & 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

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

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

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

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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