Payment Industry Research
WorldFirst’s new strategy and pricing
September 13th, 2019
Ant Financial bought international payments company WorldFirst. WorldFirst has a new pricing strategy to gain market share and help scale
Incumbents vs Challengers in Cross-Border Payments
September 5th, 2019
Our market map on the challengers - the new fintechs and startups in cross-border payments that were formed in the last ten years and the market incumbents.
Inside the turnarounds at Western Union and MoneyGram
August 8th, 2019
Western Union will cut 10% of its c.12,000 headcount, and consolidate its global offices to save $100m annually. MoneyGram also reported Q2 results this week.
Mastercard and Visa are taking your cross-border business
August 1st, 2019
Visa and Mastercard posted strong cross-border numbers. In remittances, Ria reported continued strong growth for Q2 2019.
Hidden M&A Strategies in Cross-Border Payments
July 25th, 2019
We expect consolidation to continue in the cross-border sector but at a slower pace amongst payment companies compared to the large payment processors
Remitly CEO Matt Oppenheimer Interview
July 18th, 2019
FXC Intelligence CEO Daniel Webber interviewed Matt Oppenheimer, CEO of Remitly following Remitly recent $220m fundraise. Access the full interview here.
The need for speed in cross-border payments
July 11th, 2019
Reducing the pain of processing payments and onboarding customers. Faster payment schemes Ebury TransferWise, Form3 and EBANX
State of blockchain, stablecoins and cross-border payments
July 4th, 2019
JP Morgan's Coin, Ripple, Facebook Libra, Visa and Swift all working on blockchain cross-border payments. Who will succeed?
Do Moneycorp, Revolut and InstaReM need banking licenses?
July 3rd, 2019
Surprisingly few companies who started with cross-border payments have gone on to get banking licenses. Do Moneycorp, Revolut and InstaReM need them?
Valuing growth for cross-border payments companies
June 27th, 2019
If you can show growth and continue to grow, a strong valuation will follow. TransferWise, WorldRemit, Western Union, Argentex, Finablr, Alpha FX, The Equals Group
Will Facebook’s Libra crush Western Union and TransferWise?
June 20th, 2019
Facebook announced Libra its crypto-currency blockchain project, squarely targeting the underbanked and remittances as its first use cases.
The likes of Azimo and Monese are exceptionally efficient at acquiring customers. TransferWise, Monzo and Starling are investing a lot per customer
Visa’s cross-border payments partnership model
June 14th, 2019
Visa's cross-border strategy with investment in Earthport and partnerships with Currencycloud, FIS and Western Union
Has WorldRemit succeeded?
June 6th, 2019
WorldRemit's latest fundraising is one of the largest of a money transfer company. Customer targets are behind schedule and SMEs are now a target
Money20/20 Europe 2019 Report
June 6th, 2019
Money20/20 Europe, the key payments conference of year in Europe. Our initial takeaways below on the big trends in the industry.
What smart investors in cross-border payments think
May 31st, 2019
San Francisco is also home of the venture capitalist. A lot of smart money has gone into the cross-border payments sector. We've analysed who has been investing