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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.
Analysis
The big three English speaking markets of the UK, US, and Australia are for consumer and corporate FX are very different.
General chart aud international bank transfers
The Australian market is becoming increasingly competitive as the big four incumbent banks shift their focus to value-add, integrated services, leaving FinTechs to sweep up the customers or form partnerships. The Australian market is becoming increasingly competitive as the big four incumbent banks shift their focus to value-add, integrated services, leaving FinTechs to sweep up the customers or form partnerships.
General white label partnerships international payments
Though fintech payment companies develop and bring products to market quickly, they generally lack distribution manpower. White label partnerships often solve this issue. FXC Intelligence takes a look at white label partnerships in the international payments space.
General Transfermate Sinead
Interview with Transfermate Co-founder Sinead Fitmaurice to talk payments, AIB investment, rails and their new product
Analysis IPO Payment Companies
Many of the current fintech players have been around for a decade or less and over the next five years, we expect to see a lot of exits as private equity or venture capital groups begin looking to cash out
Analysis
We analyse employee and CEO trends in the International Payments industry - paying close attention to the C-suite.
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