Payment Industry Research

Reports Currencycloud CEO Mike Laven interview on January 2020 $80m fundraise
FXC Intelligence CEO Daniel Webber interviewed Mike Laven, Currencycloud CEO. Access the full interview here.
Analysis Cost of credit and debit cards cross border
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
Reports Interview with Lucy Liu on Airwallex future strategy
FXC Intelligence CEO Daniel Webber and Research Analyst Valentina Vitali interviewed Lucy Liu, Airwallex co-Founder. Access the full interview here.
Visa continues to partner with fintechs in the financial services space. The acquisition of the bank connector Plaid is the latest investment.
Analysis Major players in the cross-border payments sector in China in January 2020
The view of Payoneer, PingPong and WorldFirst executives on growth and analysis in the Chinese cross-border payments sector.
Analysis Ripple valuation after $200 million mega-raise and value of Ripple total share of XRP
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.
Analysis Key players using Open Banking in cross-border payments
Open Banking will make cross-border payments more accessible, democratise the access to consumers' data and change the way payments are initiated.
Reports 2020 Cross-Border Payment Trends
In 2019 M&A activity was strong, challengers grew to turn into incumbents soon and new pricing strategies emerged. What can we expect for 2020?
Analysis Major partnerships among Canadian banks and credit unions and international financial services companies in 2019
Recent major partnerships in Canada, EncoreFX's Libro credit union, Agility Forex and Central1, TransferWise and EQ Bank and Koho
Analysis Payoneer acquires optile, summary of the acquisition
Payoneer acquired optile to expand its capabilities within the payments sector. The company will offer checkout platforms in addition to its payouts services.
Analysis TransferWise pricing
We analyse what TransferWise's "Mission Zero" is and what it means to aim for zero-cost transfers for the company and the sector
Analysis Currencies Direct 5 year performance chart
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
Analysis card and ewallet cross-border payments
What drives growth in card and electronic wallet cross-border payments. Are Spain, Russia and Italy the fastest growing countries?
How big tech Google Apple Facebook and Uber will impact the payment industry. Will they change the industry dynamics and profitability
Moneycorp, Currencies Direct, Crown Agents Bank and other cross-border payments investments. Plus analysis on the Citi Fintech conference
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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