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Analysis hsbc fxcintel money 2020 europe
I've recently attended Money20/20 Europe in Amsterdam, uncovering the latest innovations in international payments and discussing the state of the industry. Cross-border payments remains one of the most complex parts of the industry.
Analysis employee hirings firings international payments
A look at patterns of employee growth (and decline) in international payments. Also - Starling Bank breaks up with Transferwise
Reports
Where is RegTech going?
June 1st, 2018
If 2016 and 2017 were all about international payments, it seems 2018 and beyond will be focused on the regulatory technology needed to support those payments.
Analysis multi-currency accounts
International payments company OFX recently announced the launch of their Global Currency Account for Ecommerce Marketplace sellers. This latest multi-currency product launch shows the ongoing evolution of the industry.
Analysis RationalFX CEO CHris Humphrey
This week, our CEO, Daniel Webber, had the pleasure of sitting down with new RationalFX CEO, Chris Humphrey. Many topics were covered - from technology to steady expansion of a brand. What struck us as most interesting about the conversation with Chris?
Comparison
After a failed bid by Ant Financial, what's next for the well known American money transfer brand?
Analysis
Last week Revolut announced they have reached Unicorn status with a $1.7bn dollar valuation. They have now joined the ranks of Transferwise as one of the fastest growing international payments companies and Finablr (the newly combined UAE Exchange & Travelex) in the billion dollar club.
Analysis becoming a full service bank
Launching the products, getting licensed - these both take time but are not giant barriers. Building a trusted brand to go alongside those products is the difference maker.
General SMall World CEO Nick DAy
FXCintel CEO Daniel Webber interviews Nick Day, CEO of Small World Financial Services and covers a range of topics - including their acquisition by Equistone.
Analysis payments pricing
Pricing strategy is often one of the biggest hurdles for payments companies, but machine learning can help overcome that.
Analysis
The economic opportunities in Africa extend far beyond remittances.
Analysis
FXC Intelligence CEO Daniel Webber sat down with Singapore based TransferTo CEO, Eric Barbier. Eric shed some light on what makes TransferTo unique in the busy money transfer space.
Analysis
Last week, Equistone, a European private equity firm, announced it is acquiring Small World Financial for an undisclosed amount. With revenues over £110m, Equistone has bought themselves a strong platform on which to build a significant remittance player.
General prajit nanu instarem ceo co founder
While in Singapore, I had a chance to speak with InstaReM Co-founder and CEO, Prajit Nanu. Prajit believes "bundling" financial products is the future.
Analysis forward contracts
Oftentimes, consumers think of banks when they think of forward contracts, but many non-bank currency providers offer forward contracts to their customers.
General ripple alibaba
Competition in Asia has grown, driven by both local players and Western entrants. Since losing their bid for Moneygram, interest in Alibaba has waned.
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