Wise releases first results after direct listing
July 27th, 2021
Just weeks after it went public on the London Stock Exchange, Wise has released its Q1 for FY22 results (Q2 2021 in calendar time).
Revolut has seen its valuation climb to $33bn, up from $5.5bn just a year ago. But how does it compare to some of its big competitors?
Increasing minority access to banking
July 22nd, 2021
The rise of digital banks has seen a host of challengers taking on the traditional banking system. We are now seeing a growing number catering to minorities.
Argentex, Alpha rally from pandemic hit
July 21st, 2021
B2B-focused Argentex is ahead of the pack with its FY 2021 results, while Alpha FX has published a trading update on its H1 2021 numbers.
B2B ecommerce startups in Africa: Digitising informal retail and opening new payment opportunities
July 20th, 2021
B2B ecommerce startups are bridging the digital divide for informal retailers in Africa. Here's how the industry is developing.
High-value money transfers: Beyond banks
July 19th, 2021
Non-banks have increasingly been taking share of high-value money transfers, but who is taking the most?
Nigeria: NGN remittance payouts continue to decline
July 13th, 2021
How have NGN remittance payouts been impacted by Central Bank of Nigeria policies compared to USD?
Wirecard (and the pieces of it) one year on
July 12th, 2021
In June 2020, Wirecard filed for insolvency amid mounting scandal. One year on after much of the company has been sold, we look at the key acquisitions.
Report: Benchmarking Mobile Remittance Apps
July 8th, 2021
In a new report series, we're benchmarking a group of the leading remittance providers, focusing solely on how their mobile applications compare.
CBDCs’ cross-border payments potential
July 7th, 2021
Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are gaining growing attention for their potential in cross-border payments and beyond.
Q2 2021 has ended, and there's been considerable investment activity in payments over the past few months, both in terms of funding and public market debuts.
Azimo’s future growth plans
July 5th, 2021
Digital money transfer platform Azimo has published its FY 2020 results, showing year-on-year revenue growth of 32% but increased losses.
Revolut shows no signs of stopping
June 29th, 2021
Revolut has published its FY 2020 financials, with results that have seen the company continue to grow revenue while losses continue to increase.
Exploring the embedded finance opportunity
June 28th, 2021
The Global State of Embedded Finance: Opportunities for the North American Payments Industry, looks at the current and future state of embedded finance.
Wise's direct listing announcement includes the most exhaustive financials in its history. Here we present a detailed teardown and competitor comparison.
Wise’s Estonian origins
June 23rd, 2021
How Wise is part of a group of cross-border payments companies from Estonia.