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Article Posted: 16/03/2018

The eventual demise of cash in the UK is a topic which has been much discussed and continues to be so. An announcement in the Budget/spring statement may have brought ...

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Article Posted: 16/02/2018

On 13th January, the same day as the implementation of PSD2, the Open Banking initiative was launched in the UK. A month after its introduction, what has been the impact ...

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Article Posted: 16/01/2018

Earlier this week Tesco announced immediate changes to its Clubcard loyalty scheme to 'simplify' the rewards available, which will result in many cases cutting back on its rewards, particularly for ...

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Article Posted: 16/12/2017

As we come to the end of another year we can take stock of the key developments that emerged in the payments arena during the past year and anticipate the ...

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Article Posted: 16/11/2017

Figures sourced by the main banks and building societies illustrate how the use of mobile phones for payments is increasing not only for payments but is also evolving, via the ...

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Article Posted: 16/10/2017

A nationwide survey undertaken by Consumer Intelligence shows that over a third of people who regularly donate money to street charity collectors admit they have cut back in the past ...

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Article Posted: 16/09/2017

The use of biometrics in payments has been much in the news over the past month. A supermarket in London is trialling a biometric payment system that uses vein technology to ...

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Article Posted: 16/08/2017

Figures recently released by UK Finance continue to demonstrate the decrease in popularity in the use of cash, with the number of people using cash to pay for everyday purchases ...

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Article Posted: 16/07/2017

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has just released a report relating to breakdown of retail sales by payment method for 2016. According to the report, card payments have overtaken cash for ...

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Article Posted: 16/06/2017

According to a report published recently by Payments UK, the increasing popularity of contactless cards is likely to mean that cash will be overtaken as the UK’s most frequently used ...

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Collections Transformation

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Peter O'Dea, Senior Manager - Collections Department - 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

Complex Cards Business Transformation

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New Payments Initiative

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Issuer and Acquirer Transformation - Assessment and Mobilisation

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