Payment Industry Analysis
Will TransferWise reach zero-cost transfers?
December 5th, 2019
We analyse what TransferWise's "Mission Zero" is and what it means to aim for zero-cost transfers for the company and the sector
Currencies Direct maintains its solid performance
December 5th, 2019
Currencies Direct published their annual 2019 results this past week. As a leading money transfer company, we talked with their CEO Keith Hatton on their growth
What’s driving cross-border card and e-wallet payments?
November 27th, 2019
What drives growth in card and electronic wallet cross-border payments. Are Spain, Russia and Italy the fastest growing countries?
How big tech could change the cross-border payments industry
November 21st, 2019
How big tech Google Apple Facebook and Uber will impact the payment industry. Will they change the industry dynamics and profitability
Private equity’s cross-border payments strategy
November 14th, 2019
Moneycorp, Currencies Direct, Crown Agents Bank and other cross-border payments investments. Plus analysis on the Citi Fintech conference
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 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
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
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.