Ian Manns

Head of Data and Research
Ian is Head of Data and Research 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.
Ian Manns
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.
FXC Intelligence CEO Daniel Webber interviewed Mike Laven, Currencycloud CEO. Access the full interview here.
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.
We look at three pricing strategies below; subscription-based (Revolut - Free and Paid tiers), transaction-based (TransferWise) and volume-based (WorldFirst).
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.
Our market map on the challengers - the new fintechs and startups in cross-border payments that were formed in the last ten years and the market incumbents.
FXC Intelligence CEO Daniel Webber interviewed Matt Oppenheimer, CEO of Remitly following Remitly recent $220m fundraise. Access the full interview here.
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
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
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
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.
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