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Analysis Fast growing UK companies
The fastest growing UK challengers
September 14th, 2019
We preview the 2018/2019 financial results of Revolut, TransferWise, CurrencyCloud, Global-e, ComplayAdvantage, Onfido and more
Analysis WorldFirst new pricing
Ant Financial bought international payments company WorldFirst. WorldFirst has a new pricing strategy to gain market share and help scale
Reports
Our market map on the challengers - the new fintechs and startups in cross-border payments that were formed in the last ten years and the market incumbents.
Analysis Efficiency cross-border payments
Western Union will cut 10% of its c.12,000 headcount, and consolidate its global offices to save $100m annually. MoneyGram also reported Q2 results this week.
Analysis mastercard visa cross border payments
Visa and Mastercard posted strong cross-border numbers. In remittances, Ria reported continued strong growth for Q2 2019.
Analysis cross border payments M&A
We expect consolidation to continue in the cross-border sector but at a slower pace amongst payment companies compared to the large payment processors
Reports Remitly CEO Interview Matt Oppenheimer
FXC Intelligence CEO Daniel Webber interviewed Matt Oppenheimer, CEO of Remitly following Remitly recent $220m fundraise. Access the full interview here.
Analysis Faster payments chart
Reducing the pain of processing payments and onboarding customers. Faster payment schemes Ebury TransferWise, Form3 and EBANX
Reports Blockchain cross-border update
JP Morgan's Coin, Ripple, Facebook Libra, Visa and Swift all working on blockchain cross-border payments. Who will succeed?
Analysis cross-border payment banking licenses
Surprisingly few companies who started with cross-border payments have gone on to get banking licenses. Do Moneycorp, Revolut and InstaReM need them?
Analysis Cross-border payments valuations
If you can show growth and continue to grow, a strong valuation will follow. TransferWise, WorldRemit, Western Union, Argentex, Finablr, Alpha FX, The Equals Group
Analysis Facebook Libra tech competitors
Facebook announced Libra its crypto-currency blockchain project, squarely targeting the underbanked and remittances as its first use cases.
Analysis customer acquisition costs
The likes of Azimo and Monese are exceptionally efficient at acquiring customers. TransferWise, Monzo and Starling are investing a lot per customer
Analysis visa cross-border strategy
Visa's cross-border strategy with investment in Earthport and partnerships with Currencycloud, FIS and Western Union
Analysis
Has WorldRemit succeeded?
June 6th, 2019
WorldRemit's latest fundraising is one of the largest of a money transfer company. Customer targets are behind schedule and SMEs are now a target
Reports Money2020 Europe 2019 Report
Money20/20 Europe, the key payments conference of year in Europe. Our initial takeaways below on the big trends in the industry.
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