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Article Posted: 09/11/2015

This year ‘Black Friday’ less than lived up to the hype and predictions based on the events of last year – in terms of customer footfall. Many shops were taken ...

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Article Posted: 09/11/2015

Bitcoin has been with us for a while now but whilst acceptance of the crypto-currency might be slowly growing and its visibility increasing through association to big names such as ...

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Article Posted: 09/10/2015

In the past week, Payments UK has released the results of research into predicting future payment volumes. Key predictions include the increase of card payment volumes by 66% from 2014 to ...

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Article Posted: 09/10/2015

In October, Vinod Khosla raised a few eyebrows with the reports of his keynote at the Money 20/20 conference, stating "EMV will be irrelevant in 3-5 years". He attributes this ...

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Article Posted: 09/09/2015

Contactless cards have been given another boost this month with the increase in the contactless maximum transaction limit from £20 to £30. With the rise in contactless usage being one of ...

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Article Posted: 09/09/2015

This week, Visa put on its own stage show at the London Fashion Week, enabling VIPs to purchase outfits directly from the catwalk with a contactless ring. Whilst not a ...

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Article Posted: 09/08/2015

According to research by KPMG and UBS, the number of mobile banking users is forecast to double to 1.8 billion globally over the next four years (see page 5), with ...

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Article Posted: 09/08/2015

A recent report commissioned by Payments UK – "The Future of Payments" produced by Consult Hyperion – shares a view of what the payments world could look like over the ...

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Article Posted: 09/07/2015

For some time now we have heard, even seen products and services that claim to use unstructured data from public sources such as social media to take a view, in ...

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Article Posted: 09/07/2015

The big news this month has been the launch of Apple Pay, Apple's new contactless payment service, in the UK. There have been differing reactions from the Banks to the new ...

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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

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

Expert Witness

"After searching extensively for the required industry expert in a complex litigation, Savantor was identified to have the necessary industry knowledge and expertise on a range of complex issues. Savantor provided clear advice and was able to quickly hone in on the key issues, but most importantly, generating pragmatic winnable answers."

Gavin Ingram, General Counsel & VP Strategic Planning - Global Blue - Asia Pacific

Card Processing Migration

"Disciplined methodology and effective teamwork, guided by Savantor's migration expertise and operational knowledge, were the hallmarks that led to the resounding success of this project, enabling us to maintain and develop our business capability."

Robert Lambert, Head of Cards Strategy - Permanent tsb bank - Ireland

Moneris Solutions

"Savantor did an outstanding job of the review and I received nothing but positive feedback on the interaction with our management team."

Jeff Guthri, COO - Moneris Solutions - Canada

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

Collections Transformation

"Savantor did an absolutely superb job for us on the Collections programme. The professionalism, hard work, courtesy and tenacity of their experts is a credit both to the individuals and to Savantor."

Peter O'Dea, Senior Manager - Collections Department - Permanent tsb bank - Ireland

Acquiring market insight and strategy review

"Savantor brought an independent perspective and valuable insight that enabled Rabobank to ratify options for delivery and future growth and make informed business decisions in support of our target business model. Having used Savantor on a number of strategic projects, we have no hesitation in recommending their services to others."

Evert R Fekkes, SVP Payment & Savings Services - Rabobank - Nederland

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