Payment Industry Analysis
How will Finablr’s IPO change the cross-border sector?
April 11th, 2019
The holding company of UAE Exchange, Travelex, Unimoni announced its potential London IPO. What does a big IPO in the cross-border payments sector mean?
The next cross-border payments unicorns
March 29th, 2019
Five international payment companies have a chance to be the next Unicorn. Ebury, Flywire, Payoneer, WorldRemit and Remitly
Customer values for Alpha, Cambridge, Ebury & WUBS
March 21st, 2019
We analysed the value of corporate clients of leading cross-border payments players Alpha, Cambridge, Ebury & Western Union Business Solutions
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Payments to Latin America – A New Opportunity
November 14th, 2018
Cross-border payments to Latin America offer a great opportunity for growth. The market is large, fragmented and has complex currency and regulatory controls
Startups – same problems, different solutions
October 25th, 2018
In the international payments world, who is the Revolut and TransferWise? Wyre, SentBe, Eversend, Assure Hedge, Neo and Transfer Galaxy all tackling the money transfer space.
What’s Next for Western Union Business Solutions
October 18th, 2018
Research and Analysis on Western Union Business Solutions and business payments companies.
Does blockchain solve International Payments?
October 11th, 2018
Since Bitcoin's introduction to the market in 2009, the debate as to how blockchain, distributed ledger technology (DLT) and cryptocurrency ("blockchain") can change the payments world has been raging on.