Payment Industry Analysis
Will Facebook’s Libra crush Western Union and TransferWise?
June 20th, 2019
Facebook announced Libra its crypto-currency blockchain project, squarely targeting the underbanked and remittances as its first use cases.
The likes of Azimo and Monese are exceptionally efficient at acquiring customers. TransferWise, Monzo and Starling are investing a lot per customer
Visa’s cross-border payments partnership model
June 14th, 2019
Visa's cross-border strategy with investment in Earthport and partnerships with Currencycloud, FIS and Western Union
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
What smart investors in cross-border payments think
May 31st, 2019
San Francisco is also home of the venture capitalist. A lot of smart money has gone into the cross-border payments sector. We've analysed who has been investing
TransferWise’s $3.5bn valuation – can anyone catch them?
May 24th, 2019
What is international payments giant TransferWise worth? When will it catch incumbents such as the banks and Western Union, MoneyGram and Ria
Analysing OFX’s 2019 Full Year Results
May 24th, 2019
Analysis of the 2019 financial results for payment company OFX. The slide in margins has been halted and the firm continues to invest as revenues have grown.
Finablr’s IPO debut whilst Revolut’s fortunes change
May 15th, 2019
Finablr disappointed on its IPO coming in well below original investor expectations. Revolut, another payments unicorn has had a tough year to date too.
MoneyGram’s next move and Visa’s play with Earthport
May 9th, 2019
MoneyGram released its 2019 earnings. We compare the results to international payment company Ria and also to Western Union, Visa and Mastercard
Competition in cross-border payments is over
May 2nd, 2019
Partnerships is the new theme in international payments. Ria & Remitly, WorldFirst, Western Union, Mukuru Whatsapp and more
Why payment companies love France more than Germany
April 25th, 2019
Slowly and steadily, we've seen the major UK and US international payment players expand into Europe. Monex, Ebury, iBanFirst and others.
Uncovering patterns in pricing data
April 18th, 2019
How some of the biggest players from TransferWise to Western Union are treating the remittance and non-remittance corridors and pricing their products.
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