Payment Industry Research

Analysis Blockchain in cross-border payments
Off the back of Calibra rebranding as Novi, we look at the latest developments of blockchain in cross-border payments.
Analysis What a combined Western Union and MoneyGram would look like and possible synergies
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.
Analysis Money transfer app sessions, monthly year on year growth for Remitly, MoneyGram, Western Union, WorldRemit, TransferWise and PayPal
The analysis of customer engagement with money transfer apps shows high growth in March and April. Growth slows for some players in May.
Analysis OFX Full Year 2020 Net Operating Income, EBITDA Margin and customer KPIs
Our conversation with OFX's CEO Skander Malcolm on the drivers of the 2020 full year positive results.
Analysis US ecommerce penetration and Amazon Online Sales Q1 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.
Analysis PayPal cross-border value and cross-border share of total payments value
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.
Analysis INTL FCStone's Q1 2020 results and full year results forecast
Our conversation with INTL FCStone on the drivers of the Q1 2020 positive results. We also look at EncoreFX bankruptcy proceedings.
Analysis Visa and Mastercard Cross-Border Volume from January 2020 to April 2020
Visa and Mastercard reported Q1 and Q2 2020 results. Their international payments business fell due to the negative impact of coronavirus.
Analysis Western Union, MoneyGram and Ria/XE Q1 2017 to Q1 2020 earnings
Western Union and MoneyGram Q1 2020 results and insights. While digital revenue drives growth, the future of the companies is uncertain.
Analysis Travelex owner Finablr news
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.
Analysis Cross-border companies and neobanks last amount raised in 2019 and 2020 and total amount raised
We look more closely at fundraising across the payments and digital banking sectors. Is $400m the new baseline for funds needed to compete globally?
Analysis Ebury Revenue, EBITDA and Overhead Costs and annual growth from financial year 2015/2016 to 2018/2019 and forecast 2019/2020
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.
Analysis Ria Money Transfer and XE quarterly results from Q1 2016 to Q1 2020 and forecast for Q2 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.
Analysis World Bank's data on remittances by world region for 2019 and 2020 forecast
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.
Analysis Airwallex raised $160m through a fundraise concluded in April 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.
Analysis Online travel merchants compliance with EU Regulation on DCC and FX conversion charges transparency
On April 19th, the EU regulation on FX pricing transparency was implemented. We look at whether players in the payment card industry are compliant.
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