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Article Posted: 16/01/2017

The figures are now becoming available for the payment volumes and trends over the festive period. During the six weeks before Christmas, £25 billion was spent online, up a significant ...

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Article Posted: 16/12/2016

Looking back over 2016, there have been a number of key themes which have prevailed in the payments market. The growth in contactless and mobile payments has risen dramatically, and looks ...

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Article Posted: 16/11/2016

New figures released by the UK Cards Association show that one in five card payments are now made via contactless. Usage jumped from being 7.9% of card purchases in August ...

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Article Posted: 16/10/2016

The past few weeks have seen news released of a number of biometric developments in the payments industry. A recent report by Visa shows that 64 per cent of consumers ...

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Article Posted: 16/09/2016

Several milestones have been reached over the past month in the world of UK payments. On 13th September, the Bank of England launched a new plastic £5 note. Whilst its advent ...

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Article Posted: 16/08/2016

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has just published its report on its two year investigation into the retail banking market. The report concludes that the larger traditional banks do ...

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Article Posted: 16/07/2016

According to figures issued by the UK Cards Association, there are now more than 100 million debit cards in circulation in the UK for the first time. The 100 million milestone ...

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Article Posted: 16/06/2016

We are all aware of the increasing popularity of contactless as a payment method in today's world of mobile payments. A new report released by the UK Cards Association shows ...

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Article Posted: 09/05/2016

In under a year spending on contactless cards has trebled in value in the UK, according to the latest figures released by the UK Cards Association. In March, contactless payments ...

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Article Posted: 09/04/2016

Reducing staff and the closure of bank branches is a theme which has seemed to be prevalent throughout the past month. This is not limited to the UK market with ...

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EMV Migration Planning

"It was a strategic imperative for the bank to be EMV compliant for our payment cards and the experience that Savantor brought to the company has proved to be invaluable."

Eddie Sweeney, Chief Technology Officer - AIB Bank - Ireland

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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