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Article Posted: 09/03/2014

Google Wallet will drop support for secure element based NFC payments from 14th April 2014. NFC payments in Google Wallet will now only be supported by Android v4.4+ devices and ...

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Article Posted: 09/02/2014

Visa and MasterCard are both pushing new initiatives for mobile payments based around Host Card Emulation (HCE), whereby smart card details are essentially stored in a secure cloud application rather ...

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Article Posted: 09/02/2014

According to figures recently released by the UK Cards Association in their Annual Report for 2014, the key trends emerging in payment card usage include: A continued, albeit slowing, increase in ...

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Article Posted: 09/01/2014

The last couple of weeks have seen a fair amount of activity on the topic of Bitcoin, including moves by governing bodies and yet more bad press. The perception and understanding ...

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Article Posted: 09/01/2014

The busiest day in history for online retailers is reported to have taken place on the day after Boxing Day 2013. IMRG, the internet retailing association, reported that online ...

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Article Posted: 31/12/2013

December turned out to be a challenging end to 2013 in the world of payments – from the frustrations faced by some cardholders in the run-up to Christmas in the UK to ...

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Article Posted: 16/12/2013

At the beginning of December the RBS Group suffered a systems outage impacting thousands of their customers, who were unable to make online and POS card payments or withdraw cash from ATM’s. ...

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Article Posted: 02/12/2013

Savantor Ltd., a specialist in the provision of specialist business, operational and technical expertise to many well known banks, card schemes and third parties in the payment and mobile industry, is pleased ...

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Article Posted: 30/11/2013

The one thing which always comes up in consumer surveys about use of mobiles for payment is the issue of security. PINs and passwords are viewed as yesterday's ...

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Article Posted: 15/11/2013

More payment innovations launched recently – some good and some just interesting. The Fico proximity technology is a nice idea checking a person's location, via their mobile phone, against the location of ...

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Ricardo Gomez, Director - Operations & Technology - WiZink Bank - Spain

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

Credit Risk Review for New Product Launch

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

New Fuel Card Guidelines

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Marie Costers, General Manager - Clear2Pay Open Test Solutions

Commercial Card Migration

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Chris Mason, Director - Commercial Cards EMEA - Citi - UK

Interchange Review

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Adam Slater, Senior Manager - Banking - Nationwide Building Society - UK

Payment Specialists

"Working close with Savantor's professionals over the years in the payment arena. I appreciate the skills and knowledge these guys have and will surely engage with them when opportunities arise. The current engagement with Savantor is full to satisfaction and beyond."

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