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Article Posted: 17/01/2011

There was an interesting comment in a recent blog on PayPal which suggested the banks do not yet “know how to prevent PayPal's seemingly unstoppable capture of the online payments ...

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Article Posted: 31/12/2010

It's been an interesting year in many ways in the payments industry.  We've seen the introduction of new banks such as Metro bank and an increasing trend for large retailers ...

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Article Posted: 17/12/2010

Was it me or was the great WikiLeaks coup just a big let down.  Not even any revelations about FIFA being a bit corrupt.  As reported below some innovative ideas ...

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Article Posted: 30/11/2010

There was an interesting blog this month (http://www.finextra.com/community/fullblog.aspx?id=4754) looking at a comparison between the banking industry and the Beatles.  The basic thrust being that the Beatles music is finally available ...

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Article Posted: 15/11/2010

We have commented before on person to person lending platforms like Zopa and their growing popularity and it seems this trend is set to continue with the launch of another ...

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Article Posted: 29/10/2010

Much is written about geographic areas of the world which still have to migrate to EMV but less is said about industries that are still using predominantly mag stripe cards. ...

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Article Posted: 15/10/2010

Before the EMV detractors start to rubbish the figures, it was good to see that fraud losses on UK cards fell to their lowest levels for 10 years in the ...

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Article Posted: 30/09/2010

A report by the Bank of England confirmed that £3.5 billion was written off by UK banks and building societies between April and June 2010 with £2.1 billion of this ...

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Article Posted: 17/09/2010

Some interesting findings recently on ATM usage reflect on different trends in cash withdrawals.  There is a lot of focus on bringing back the £5 notes in ATMs.  A survey ...

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Article Posted: 31/08/2010

How many more pilots of contactless payments by banks do we need to prove something? The latest in a long line is Bank of America and Visa who are set ...

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"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

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Jeff Guthri, COO - Moneris Solutions - Canada

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

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 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

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

Market Insights

"Savantor did a good job in helping us understand the dynamics of a key growth area for Trionis. Savantor's ability to listen and their degree of commitment have always impressed me. They have been of great help in providing us important market insights and I would not hesitate to work with them again in future."

Ernst Verbeek, Managing Director - Trionis - Belgium

Acquirer Specialist Support

"OP-Pohjola Group has used Savantors help in numerous different specialist projects differing from risk assessment to management tool creation to transaction analysis. We have been very satisfied by the quality of the service provided by Savantor's experts."

Kai Lindstrom, Head of Acquiring - OP-Services Ltd - Finland

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