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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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Article Posted: 09/10/2014

The UK Cards Association has just released its card expenditure statistics for August 2014. For the first time ever, the number of debit and credit card transactions made in a ...

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Article Posted: 09/10/2014

In 2000, IBM ran its iconic ad campaign for Lotus software that touched home for many people – promises of a technologically advanced future offering solutions to today's problems that ...

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Article Posted: 09/09/2014

The options being offered by payment institutions and apps for identity verification seem to expand each month. This month alone we have seen further potential for biometrics (including heartbeat biometrics) ...

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Article Posted: 09/09/2014

It has been an exciting month so far in the payments market. Apple has finally revealed its intentions in terms of payment capabilities with the announcement of Apple Pay, an NFC ...

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Article Posted: 09/08/2014

According to figures issued recently by the Office for National Statistics, although 53% of the general population use the internet for banking, a breakdown of this number shows a large ...

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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

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

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

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

New Fuel Card Guidelines

"Savantor successfully assisted Clear2Pay by providing specialist EMV expertise."

Marie Costers, General Manager - Clear2Pay Open Test Solutions

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

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

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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