TransferWise: A Wise rebranding
March 1st, 2021
TransferWise rebranded as Wise last week. Here's how the company is realigning its brand to match its vision for international banking.
Finding growth in a cross-border payments downturn
April 14th, 2020
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 and OFX Trading Updates
March 31st, 2020
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%
January 24th, 2020
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 valuation analysis of $10bn raise
January 9th, 2020
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.
Canadian cross-border payments partnerships
December 12th, 2019
Recent major partnerships in Canada, EncoreFX's Libro credit union, Agility Forex and Central1, TransferWise and EQ Bank and Koho
Currencies Direct maintains its solid performance
December 5th, 2019
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 Q3 2019 Analysis
November 8th, 2019
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.
Pricing strategies for businesses in cross-border payments
October 18th, 2019
We look at three pricing strategies below; subscription-based (Revolut - Free and Paid tiers), transaction-based (TransferWise) and volume-based (WorldFirst).
Do neobanks care about international payments?
September 20th, 2019
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.
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
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
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.
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.
The next cross-border payments unicorns
March 29th, 2019
Five international payment companies have a chance to be the next Unicorn. Ebury, Flywire, Payoneer, WorldRemit and Remitly