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.
Should Western Union acquire MoneyGram
June 9th, 2020
Western Union is reported to have bid to buy rival MoneyGram last week. We look at what the deal might mean at a high level.
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.
Analysing OFX’s 2020 Results with CEO Skander Malcolm
June 1st, 2020
Our conversation with OFX's CEO Skander Malcolm on the drivers of the 2020 full year positive results.
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.
INTL FCStone’s emerging markets push
May 19th, 2020
Our conversation with INTL FCStone on the drivers of the Q1 2020 positive results. We also look at EncoreFX bankruptcy proceedings.
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.
Finablr Travelex and UAE Exchange update
May 11th, 2020
Travelex and UAE Exchange owner Finablr discovered $1 billion of debt. We look at what happened to the distressed company and what's next for it.
We look more closely at fundraising across the payments and digital banking sectors. Is $400m the new baseline for funds needed to compete globally?
After Ebury closed their deal with Santander, we were given a first look at the company's 2019/2020 numbers. Ebury hits £100m+ in revenue.
Euronet, Ria and XE Q1 2020 Earnings Analysis
May 4th, 2020
Euronet published its Q1 2020 results. Ria and XE's revenue are slightly up, but margins are squeezed. Covid-19 is expected to negatively impact Q2 2020.
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.