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Article Posted: 09/03/2015

The face-to-face banking world is shrinking due to its relative high-costs and a sweeping move towards digital services provided by banks. UK banks have even gone so far as agreeing ...

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Article Posted: 09/03/2015

According to figures recently published by the UK Cards Association, there was a huge increase in the use of contactless cards last year. Spending on contactless cards more than trebled ...

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Article Posted: 09/02/2015

This month we learned that MasterCard has launched an initiative to invest heavily in biometric technology in the fight against fraud involving facial and voice recognition and fingerprint matching. It ...

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Article Posted: 09/02/2015

More and more we are see financial institutions supporting - or outright running - competitions or events to try to identify and acquire new, innovative and beneficial ideas or technologies ...

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Article Posted: 09/01/2015

Recent data from the British Bankers Association indicates that the current "older generation" is far from being left behind in this increasingly technological age, with nearly 2.3 million people aged ...

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Article Posted: 09/01/2015

Figures issued by the British Retail Consortium show that online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 7.0% in December compared to a year earlier, with online sales representing ...

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Article Posted: 09/12/2014

A sparingly quiet end to the year! If you block out the bad news, the biggest news of the year is arguably that consumers at large have developed a level of ...

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Article Posted: 09/12/2014

The latest statistics collected by the Cheque and Credit Clearing Company indicate that although the decline in the rate of cheque usage has accelerated – between 2004 and 2013 cheque ...

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Article Posted: 09/11/2014

It is said that in the UK, people are more likely to change their partner than their bank account. The vast majority of the general public, due primarily to ...

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Article Posted: 09/11/2014

In November, RBS were fined £42 million by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) because of their IT failings in 2012 and the resultant impact on their customers. This formed part ...

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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

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

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

Card Migration

"I was impressed by the speed with which the Savantor team were able to start delivering and as a team they have made a significant contribution to the success of the Programme."

Bjorn Niels, Programme Director - ABN AMRO Bank - The Netherland

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

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

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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