Payment Industry Analysis
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
The need for speed in cross-border payments
July 11th, 2019
Reducing the pain of processing payments and onboarding customers. Faster payment schemes Ebury TransferWise, Form3 and EBANX
Do Moneycorp, Revolut and InstaReM need banking licenses?
July 3rd, 2019
Surprisingly few companies who started with cross-border payments have gone on to get banking licenses. Do Moneycorp, Revolut and InstaReM need them?
Valuing growth for cross-border payments companies
June 27th, 2019
If you can show growth and continue to grow, a strong valuation will follow. TransferWise, WorldRemit, Western Union, Argentex, Finablr, Alpha FX, The Equals Group
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.