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Article Posted: 09/05/2015

30 years ago, deciding from which merchant to purchase goods using a card was to some degree influenced by the card scheme badge(s) the merchant displayed in the window. There ...

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Article Posted: 09/04/2015

According to Forrester Research the US is unlikely to achieve a broad adoption of EMV Chip and PIN before 2020, despite the liability-shift deadline being due later this year. Today, consumer ...

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Article Posted: 09/04/2015

The results of several surveys have recently been released, illustrating the trends that are ongoing within the payments industry. For the first time, the UK Cards Association has published the amount ...

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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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Client Quotes

Credit Card Launch

"Savantor's knowledge and experience were the key differentiators in selecting them and they contributed greatly to the success of the product launch and the effectiveness of the ongoing operational service."

Toine Schepers, Operations Director - Primeline - The Netherlands

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

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

Interchange Review

"Savantor did a superb job in confirming what we believed was an area of weakness. The detail we now have will enable us to agree internally what we need to do to improve structure, control and income. Nationwide management were very impressed with the quality of the Savantor team."

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

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

New Payments Initiative

"In moving our new initiative into reality, we required specialist payments knowledge and forward thinking in the retail sector. Savantor supplied this and provided very effective guidance throughout. We enjoyed working with them."

Sophie High, Head of Innovation Delivery - Cancer Research UK

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