Cristina Puscas

Research Analyst
Cristina is a Research Analyst at FXC Intelligence. She focuses on the key trends driving global payments such as the emergence of mobile money and mobile wallets the increasing use of dynamic pricing. Before joining FXC Intelligence, Cristina worked at a research consultancy. Cristina has a degree in Economics and Business from University College London.
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.
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.
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.
In a new report series, we're benchmarking a group of the leading remittance providers, focusing solely on how their mobile applications compare.
How much you pay to make cross-border payments by card can vary significantly depending on the currency you use.
What sender data do different remittance and money transfer apps need to make a transfer?
We take a look at the money transfer landscape across Asia, a region we track very closely in our datasets.
The biggest funding rounds in the first quarter of 2021 came from Stripe, Checkout.com and Rapyd, which boosted their valuations significantly.
Alpha FX has posted its 2020 annual results with an unusually meandering document for a public company.
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.
Euronet's Money Transfer segment, which includes Ria and XE, reported a good set of results for 2020 despite the challenging year.
A report for ecommerce merchants and payment companies covering the fees and charges for cross-border transactions in over 100 countries.
We've entered earnings season, with Visa Q1 2021 and Mastercard Q4 2020 results. Here's the key takeaways.
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.
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