Valentina Vitali

Research Analyst
Valentina is a Research Analyst at FXC Intelligence, with a passion for the payments and fintech world. Being curious by nature, Valentina enjoys getting to the bottom of things and understand the true drivers of companies and the market. In her work at FXC Intelligence, Valentina does this every day through the analysis of data and by creating stories around it. Before joining FXC Intelligence, Valentina completed a MSc in International Management at the University of Trento and worked in market research, focusing on payments.
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.
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's successful funding round, we update you on the larger funding of 2020. There is a clear mix of growth and survival investing.
Cross-border payments for businesses are a commodity service. Fintechs are improving their business offering as they look to expand.
The market of remittance has been highly volatile and strongly influenced by exchange rate fluctuations due to Covid-19. How will the year develop?
We highlight some interesting price changes at Revolut as the fintech looks to drive more revenue and compare it to other payment companies
Off the back of Calibra rebranding as Novi, we look at the latest developments of blockchain in cross-border payments.
The analysis of customer engagement with money transfer apps shows high growth in March and April. Growth slows for some players in May.
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.
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 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?
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.
Airwallex raised $160m in April 2020. We spoke to co-Founder and president Lucy Liu to understand how the money raised will be spent.
On April 19th, the EU regulation on FX pricing transparency was implemented. We look at whether players in the payment card industry are compliant.
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