Payment processors’ new revenue streams
May 3rd, 2022
Payment processing competition continues to rise and many of the fintechs in the space are rolling out new products to grow share and drive margins.
How interchange fees drove the Amazon-Visa dispute
March 8th, 2022
Interchange fees remain complex and poorly understood. Here’s a brief overview of what they are and why they matter.
Why Santander’s PagoFX failed
January 19th, 2022
Why Santander closed its money transfers company PagoFX just a year and a half after it first launched.
2021’s shift to B2B for money transfers
December 24th, 2021
Over 2021, we have seen money transfer companies make significant developments in the B2B space.
Travel money’s reawakening
November 10th, 2021
Few segments of the cross-border payments industry have been worse-hit than travel money, but now companies are beginning to recover.
Report: Benchmarking Mobile Remittance Apps
July 8th, 2021
In a new report series, we're benchmarking a group of the leading remittance providers, focusing solely on how their mobile applications compare.
The costs of cross-border card payments
May 5th, 2021
How much you pay to make cross-border payments by card can vary significantly depending on the currency you use.
What data do you need to make a money transfer?
May 4th, 2021
What sender data do different remittance and money transfer apps need to make a transfer?
The Asian remittance landscape in focus
April 27th, 2021
We take a look at the money transfer landscape across Asia, a region we track very closely in our datasets.
Cross-border payments’ biggest funding rounds in Q1
April 13th, 2021
The biggest funding rounds in the first quarter of 2021 came from Stripe, Checkout.com and Rapyd, which boosted their valuations significantly.
Alpha FX 2020 results see growth despite pandemic
March 29th, 2021
Alpha FX has posted its 2020 annual results with an unusually meandering document for a public company.
Shopify GMV near doubled over 2020
March 2nd, 2021
2020 was a strong year for Shopify. It reported an 86% increase in revenues to $2.9bn and almost double its GMV at $119.6bn.
Ria continues to take share as its digital and mobile platforms emerge
February 22nd, 2021
Euronet's Money Transfer segment, which includes Ria and XE, reported a good set of results for 2020 despite the challenging year.
Report: Understanding the economics of cross-border card payments
February 18th, 2021
A report for ecommerce merchants and payment companies covering the fees and charges for cross-border transactions in over 100 countries.
Visa and Mastercard results: Recovery begins
February 17th, 2021
We've entered earnings season, with Visa Q1 2021 and Mastercard Q4 2020 results. Here's the key takeaways.
The real costs of receiving a money transfer
February 8th, 2021
Whilst much of the cross-border payments world is focused on the costs to the sender, the costs of converting payments by recipients is much more opaque.