Visa and Mastercard reported Q1 and Q2 2020 results. Their international payments business fell due to the negative impact of coronavirus.
Western Union and MoneyGram Q1 2020 Analysis
May 12th, 2020
Western Union and MoneyGram Q1 2020 results and insights. While digital revenue drives growth, the future of the companies is uncertain.
Finablr Travelex and UAE Exchange update
May 11th, 2020
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.
We look more closely at fundraising across the payments and digital banking sectors. Is $400m the new baseline for funds needed to compete globally?
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.
Euronet, Ria and XE Q1 2020 Earnings Analysis
May 4th, 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.
World Bank forecasts 20% remittance decline
April 29th, 2020
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.
How Airwallex plans to spend the $160m raised
April 28th, 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.
Transparency in international payments
April 27th, 2020
On April 19th, the EU regulation on FX pricing transparency was implemented. We look at whether players in the payment card industry are compliant.
What Travelex and TransferWise teach us
April 23rd, 2020
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.
Finding growth in a cross-border payments downturn
April 14th, 2020
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.
Predicting the future for every international payments company
April 8th, 2020
We forecast the future of international payments and payments cards and look at macro and companies performance during the Great Recession.
Alpha FX and OFX Trading Updates
March 31st, 2020
Alpha FX published its 2019 annual results on March 19th, while OFX issued two separate trading updates.
Cross-border payments marketing response to Covid-19
March 26th, 2020
In this time of crisis, players in the cross-border sector launched initiatives to help consumers impacted by Covid-19.
Cross-border payments lessons from the 2008 Financial Crisis
March 12th, 2020
COVID-19 is severely impacting cross-border payments. What can companies learn from the Great Recession? The impact of non-cash payments on pricing.
Gender imbalance at the top of cross-border payments
March 10th, 2020
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.