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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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Article Posted: 09/06/2015

In these days of technological advancement, the cheque stands out as an anomaly waiting to be withdrawn or replaced from general use. Previously the Payments Council attempted to do just ...

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Article Posted: 09/06/2015

In recent days/weeks, the difficulties facing the Greek people have reached a point where debit cards no longer work, credit lines have been suspended and capital restrictions limit how much ...

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Article Posted: 09/05/2015

The latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index indicate that online sales grew 13% year-on-year in April. The results also show that mobile continued to drive overall online ...

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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

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

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

Credit Risk Review for New Product Launch

"We needed expert help at short notice and Savantor were very impressive in their response and knowledge. The results were very clear and useful, enabling us to quickly make good progress on the next steps."

Sami Karhunen, Head of Business Intelligence and SME Sales - Point Transaction Systems Oy - Finland

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

Payments Platform Strategy and Sourcing

"We were in urgent need of external independent expertise to supplement our internal resources. Senior consultants had to quickly integrate with our team and actively contribute. Their experts quickly forged strong working relationships and delivered to our brief. We enjoyed working with them to develop our future platform strategy."

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

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

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

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