Western Union, Ria and MoneyGram Q2 2020 Earnings Analysis
August 11th, 2020
Western Union, MoneyGram and Ria money transfer businesses all show signs of rebound. Remitly becomes a Unicorn led by PayU. Digital businesses grow in Q2 2020
Mobile money shapes cross-border payments’ growth in Africa
August 5th, 2020
Which opportunities does mobile money offer for cross-border payment companies? How can international payments to and from Africa be enhanced?
Cross-border players with a public parent company
July 29th, 2020
Which cross-border payment companies are owned by publicly listed players? What are the positives and the downsides?
Inside Cambridge Global Payments
July 28th, 2020
We look at how Cambridge Global Payments grew and increased profitability after Fleetcor acquired it in 2017
Removing frictions in international payments
July 21st, 2020
We look at the roadmap published by the BIS to remove frictions in cross-border payments. Will Travelex survive and remain a market leader?
Does the payments sector need banking as a service?
July 20th, 2020
A variety of players is emerging that offers fintechs and payment companies the possibility to offer banking products without being a bank.
We analyse Moneygram and Western Union's press releases and their stock market changes. Does a press release impact valuation?
Do payment companies need a banking licence to grow?
July 13th, 2020
Do fintechs and international payment companies' need a banking licence for news product offerings. TransferWise offers banking products but isn't a bank.
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.
The impact of Wirecard on the Cross-Border Payment sector
July 7th, 2020
As the fallout from Wirecard continues, we provide some first thoughts on what this means for the sector and on how it hits the fintechs.
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.
Western Union’s pricing premium
June 23rd, 2020
We highlight the pricing premium aspect of the Western Union and MoneyGram deal. Also, we give an update on Finablr.
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