Payment Industry Research
Western Union and MoneyGram Q3 2019 Analysis
November 8th, 2019
Western Union and MoneyGram reported their Q3 results this past week. It makes for better reading in Denver than in Dallas for the money transfer companies.
Why Santander bought Ebury
November 7th, 2019
Santander splashed out £350m for a majority stake in Ebury, one of the leading cross-border payments providers to small and medium sized businesses (SMEs).
The hottest trends in cross-border payments and Money20/20
October 31st, 2019
The biggest trends in the payments sector. What's new from Money20/20 Las Vegas 2019. The best user journeys in cross-border payments.
The value of a full customer proposition
October 24th, 2019
The values of customers to banks, payment companies and neobanks. How Revolut and Monzo fare. Plus Ria's Q3 2019 money transfer results
Pricing strategies for businesses in cross-border payments
October 18th, 2019
We look at three pricing strategies below; subscription-based (Revolut - Free and Paid tiers), transaction-based (TransferWise) and volume-based (WorldFirst).
Market share in consumer money transfers & Facebook Libra update
October 12th, 2019
Latest cross-border payments market share numbers for Western Union, MoneyGram, Ria, WorldRemit, TransferWise, Remitly, Revolut, Small World Financial
The fastest growing profitable cross-border payment companies
October 4th, 2019
We look at the recent growth and profitability of the cross-border sector with some clear patterns. Western Union's platform strategy, Mexico's opportunity
Sibos 2019 Report – Wells Fargo, UK FX Market, Blockchain Blockages
September 28th, 2019
UK dominant in FX trading, inside Wells Fargo with Judd Holyroyd and blockages in the blockchain
Do neobanks care about international payments?
September 20th, 2019
Monzo, Revolut, N26, Bunq and many other neobanks and digital offer international payments. Many in the US such as Chime, Moven, Simple and Varo do not.
What’s been happening at MoneyGram?
September 19th, 2019
MoneyGram's share price has rallied. How is its mobile money transfer app performing, which markets is MoneyGram cheapest in
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
WorldFirst’s new strategy and pricing
September 13th, 2019
Ant Financial bought international payments company WorldFirst. WorldFirst has a new pricing strategy to gain market share and help scale
Incumbents vs Challengers in Cross-Border Payments
September 5th, 2019
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.
Inside the turnarounds at Western Union and MoneyGram
August 8th, 2019
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.
Mastercard and Visa are taking your cross-border business
August 1st, 2019
Visa and Mastercard posted strong cross-border numbers. In remittances, Ria reported continued strong growth for Q2 2019.
Hidden M&A Strategies in Cross-Border Payments
July 25th, 2019
We expect consolidation to continue in the cross-border sector but at a slower pace amongst payment companies compared to the large payment processors