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Article Posted: 16/03/2017

Figures have just been released by the UK Cards Association for card spending in 2016. They show that consumers spent £647 billion using payment cards in 2016 and that there ...

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Article Posted: 16/02/2017

There has been more news this month about forthcoming bank branch closures: HSBC has announced that it is to shut 62 of its branches as the final part of a ...

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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

Credit Card Launch

"Savantor's knowledge and experience were the key differentiators in selecting them and they contributed greatly to the success of the product launch and the effectiveness of the ongoing operational service."

Toine Schepers, Operations Director - Primeline - The Netherlands

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