Western Union partners with Walmart: WU CEO explains
January 25th, 2021
Western Union CEO Hikmet Ersek and Walmart's Financial Services team explain the motives behind the Walmart-Western Union partnership.
Brexit: Cross-border payments industry weathers the transition
January 20th, 2021
While some industries have already been hit hard by Brexit, cross-border payments has mostly been well-prepared for the UK's exit from the EU.
2021’s big global payments product launches
January 19th, 2021
2021 promises a host of product launches from major companies in the global payments space. We look at some of the biggest set to release this year.
PagoNxt: Santander’s plans for a global payments company
January 18th, 2021
Santander is building a global payments company in the form of PagoNxt. We look at how it plans to challenge in the space.
Finablr sells for $1 a year after the Travelex hack
January 13th, 2021
2020 was quite a year for Travelex's parent company Finablr, and with its sale, 2021 promises further developments.
Ripple in hot water over SEC suit
January 12th, 2021
Once the darling of the industry, Ripple is now being distanced by key players following a suit filed by the SEC.
Will TransferWise and Payoneer go public?
January 11th, 2021
Whilst both companies are fintech unicorns TransferWise and Payoneer are eyeing the public markets, where they will be up against the whales.
Paysafe surprises with SPAC merger
December 16th, 2020
Initial thoughts on Paysafe's return to public trading through its SPAC merger with Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp II.
2020 in review: Payments share prices
December 15th, 2020
Here's how key cross-border payments companies fared on the stock market in 2020. Number one may surprise you.
Nigerian remittances face upheaval
December 14th, 2020
A Central Bank of Nigeria decision has created new barriers to the Nigerian remittances market. We look at how key players have responded.
Flywire: Flying through the storm in B2B receivables
December 9th, 2020
Some may have expected education-focused, receivables payments unicorn Flywire to have a tough year, but not so.
Cross-border e-commerce during Black Friday/Cyber Monday
December 8th, 2020
We’ve seen a surge in e-commerce as a result of Covid-19 and local lockdowns – and this certainly continued with Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Remittances in Africa are changing
December 7th, 2020
We take a deep dive into remittance trends in Africa following a conversation with Nicolas Vonthron, Mama Money's CEO.
Argentex hit by the pandemic but shows signs of recovery
December 2nd, 2020
Argentex has published its half-year results for the six months to September. We take a look at how the company has fared through the pandemic.
Complying with transparency in cross-border card-markups
December 1st, 2020
Visa and Mastercard pricing can fluctuate widely day-to-day for some SEPA currency pairs, and this has implications for transparency compliance.
Western Union lays foundations with STC Pay investment
November 30th, 2020
Western Union has announced a $200m investment in Saudi Arabia's STC Pay. We spoke to CEO Hikmet Ersek to find out more.