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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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Acquirer Transformation

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Michael Liquornik, Executive Vice President - Neovia Financial - UK

Credit Card Migration and Operational Support

"The bank has undergone significant transformation of its card business on both the issuing and acquiring sides. One business partner we have looked to for support in the areas of strategy, major project leadership, management analysis and ongoing business support is Savantor. The Savantor team has contributed to our success as we have leveraged their deep industry knowledge and broad range of operational skills."

Sean Sheehan, Service Management Director - Bank of Ireland

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

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

Moneris Solutions

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Jeff Guthri, COO - Moneris Solutions - Canada

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

Commercial Card Migration

"Execution at its best. We're delighted that this project has been truly outstanding and received an award from 'The Banker'. Savantor provided crucial expertise that helped us keep all our promises in terms of delivery. The scheduling, planning and control regime throughout was excellent."

Chris Mason, Director - Commercial Cards EMEA - Citi - 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

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