Payment Industry Research
Why Mastercard wants Transfast and ditched Earthport
March 14th, 2019
Mastercard dropped their Earthport bid last week and plans to purchase Transfast instead. This instantly reduced the value of Earthport shares.
What to make of Revolut and RegTech
March 8th, 2019
Compliance as a core competency. There are two sides to every story. On one side, news broke on Tuesday that a fraud allegation against Revolut
How Regtech impacts International Payments
March 6th, 2019
FXC Intelligence presents our first report on Regtech and International Payments. Access our report below:
Is $4bn a crazy valuation for TransferWise?
March 1st, 2019
What is the value of a digital money transfer business? Comparing Western Union, MoneyGram and TransferWise
What JPMorgan’s new coin means for cross-border, Ripple & Swift
February 22nd, 2019
JP Morgan goes all in on blockchain. What impact will it have on cross border payments, currencies, Ripple and Swift
Analysing WU, MGI and Euronet 2018 numbers and Finablr to IPO
February 14th, 2019
MoneyGram, Euronet and Western Union all reported Q4 2018 numbers this week. We analyse the results and also look to the potential Finablr IPO later this year.
A new standard for FX Pricing
February 7th, 2019
Our money transfer pricing analysis shows prices have not gone to zero and in fact wide variances remain from MoneyGram to Western Union
Buy British or Canadian payment companies
January 31st, 2019
WorldFirst has abruptly closed its US business. We assume this move was to help get the Ant Financial deal. Why buy British or Canadian payment companies.
Observations on Revolut’s marketing and promotion
January 31st, 2019
Revolut learns from Spotify's outdoor advertisements and enters the card perks game.
N26, Monzo and Starling emerge within cross-border payments
January 24th, 2019
Digital banks are taking market share in the international money transfer space. N26 Revolut Monzo and Starling
Analysing Ant Financial’s acquisition of WorldFirst
January 23rd, 2019
As was first reported in December, Ant Financial was rumored to be purchasing WorldFirst for c.£550m (US$700m). We analyse a very interesting proposed deal.
Visa’s potential acquisition of Earthport kicks off 2019
January 14th, 2019
Visa acquired Earthport to strengthen its cross-border and B2B offering. We analyse the deal as well as Mastercard's position in the sector.
Cross-border payment forecasts for 2019
December 20th, 2018
Growth or profit in international payments, more M&A in 2019, finding new B2B customers
Inside OFX with CEO Skander Malcolm
December 12th, 2018
FXC Intelligence CEO Daniel Webber interviewed Skander Malcolm, CEO of OFX
Does Earthport solve the challenges of correspondent banking
December 6th, 2018
Earthport published it’s 2018 results this week. Earthport’s stated goal is to provide an alternative to the traditional model of correspondent banking.
Ebury CEO Interview – Juan Lobato
November 29th, 2018
Inside Ebury with CEO Juan Lobato and Wholesale Banking Director Mark Hewlett. A data driven company with a unique culture.