Digital wallets are thriving in Cross-Border Payments
July 8th, 2020
Cross-Border Payments has received a digital boost and we look at the rising trend of digital wallets, a fast-growing segment of the market.
Will big tech be stopped in payments
July 1st, 2020
WhatsApp Pay had to shut down just 10 days after launching in Brazil. Payments is a massive opportunity for big tech, but how will regulators react?
Raising money in a downturn
June 30th, 2020
Off the back of Checkout.com's successful funding round, we update you on the larger funding of 2020. There is a clear mix of growth and survival investing.
Digital banks’ offering for businesses
June 22nd, 2020
Cross-border payments for businesses are a commodity service. Fintechs are improving their business offering as they look to expand.
The volatile state of remittance flows
June 17th, 2020
The market of remittance has been highly volatile and strongly influenced by exchange rate fluctuations due to Covid-19. How will the year develop?
Revolut changes its pricing amid the crisis
June 16th, 2020
We highlight some interesting price changes at Revolut as the fintech looks to drive more revenue and compare it to other payment companies
The latest industry blockchain initiatives
June 10th, 2020
Off the back of Calibra rebranding as Novi, we look at the latest developments of blockchain in cross-border payments.
The jump in mobile engagement
June 2nd, 2020
The analysis of customer engagement with money transfer apps shows high growth in March and April. Growth slows for some players in May.
Inside e-commerce payments growth with Payoneer
May 27th, 2020
We analyse trends in the e-commerce and freelancer world with Payoneer's CEO Scott Galit. We also cover the CFPB's new remittance rule.
Analysing PayPal’s international payments
May 20th, 2020
PayPal Q1 2020 earnings show that international payments growth is slowing down. Xoom registers a great performance and Venmo continues to grow in the US.
Visa and Mastercard reported Q1 and Q2 2020 results. Their international payments business fell due to the negative impact of coronavirus.
Western Union and MoneyGram Q1 2020 Analysis
May 12th, 2020
Western Union and MoneyGram Q1 2020 results and insights. While digital revenue drives growth, the future of the companies is uncertain.
We look more closely at fundraising across the payments and digital banking sectors. Is $400m the new baseline for funds needed to compete globally?
World Bank forecasts 20% remittance decline
April 29th, 2020
Remittances will decline 20% in 2020 according to the World Bank. We talked about the main drivers with Dilip Ratha, World Bank's Lead Economist.
How Airwallex plans to spend the $160m raised
April 28th, 2020
Airwallex raised $160m in April 2020. We spoke to co-Founder and president Lucy Liu to understand how the money raised will be spent.
Transparency in international payments
April 27th, 2020
On April 19th, the EU regulation on FX pricing transparency was implemented. We look at whether players in the payment card industry are compliant.