Ian Manns

VP Cards & Global Indices
Ian is VP of Cards & Global Indices at FXC Intelligence. Ian has worked to develop price tracking of banks and non-bank providers, advise on market entry strategies, oversee surveys of both consumers and business users of FX payment providers. Previously, Ian worked at Dun & Bradstreet in their Country Risk Department on international payment risk; worked as a consultant for the World Bank and EUI amongst others. Ian has a masters in International Development from the LSE, focused on social research methods, and a doctorate in Neuroscience from McGill University.
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Macroeconomic and geopolitical headwinds have had a large impact on the remittances sector in 2022 but there have also been several positive shifts.
TransferWise rebranded as Wise last week. Here's how the company is realigning its brand to match its vision for international banking.
New business formations will impact the cross-border payments markets and the digital banks. We also look at Xoom, who grew during the Great Recession.
Alpha FX published its 2019 annual results on March 19th, while OFX issued two separate trading updates.
Don't believe all cross-border payments cost 3%. Our data on credit and debit card pricing in over 65 markets for Visa, Mastercard, Amex shows this is wrong
Ripple's valuation grows to $10bn after a $200m mega-raise, AlphaFX revenue grows for the fifth consecutive year in 2019 and Travelex is ransomed.
Recent major partnerships in Canada, EncoreFX's Libro credit union, Agility Forex and Central1, TransferWise and EQ Bank and Koho
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
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.
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