Payment Industry Research

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.
Analysis Travelex revenue and EBITDA by division in 2008 and 2009
We look at Travelex growth during the last recession. TransferWise's published its Q1 2020 update. We analyse its key metrics. How covid-19 affects pricing.
Analysis Xoom's revenue, flows, number of customers and customers churn from 2007 to 2011
New business formations will impact the cross-border payments markets and the digital banks. We also look at Xoom, who grew during the Great Recession.
We forecast the future of international payments and payments cards and look at macro and companies performance during the Great Recession.
Alpha FX published its 2019 annual results on March 19th, while OFX issued two separate trading updates.
Analysis Cross-border sector's initiatives to help during Covid-19 crisis
In this time of crisis, players in the cross-border sector launched initiatives to help consumers impacted by Covid-19.
Analysis Major cross-border payment companies stock prices between October 2007 and October 2009
COVID-19 is severely impacting cross-border payments. What can companies learn from the Great Recession? The impact of non-cash payments on pricing.
With International Women's Day, we examine the gender balance in cross-border payment companies. Only 3 out of 100 companies have a female CEO.
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