Global Payments & Transfers Insights


Open Banking driven forward by data-sharing millennials

21st August 2018

Company: bobsguide
“Fintech companies are on a mission to make financial services and products accessible to everybody,” according to Michelle Pearce, CIO and co-founder of Wealthify, the online investment service. Firms such as Wealthify can embrace Open Banking, and give everyone “the chance to have an investment portfolio built and managed by... read more

Banks need to act quickly to implement cryptocurrencies

21st August 2018

Company: Crealogix
For many years, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies remained a fringe movement, generally unknown to those outside the immediate community. In 2010, a year after its invention, one bitcoin was never worth more than $0.50, but the unprecedented attention that cryptocurrencies and blockchain have received in the last two years has led to sharp price... read more

Challenger CEO reacts to CMA’s bank rankings

20th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
On the 15th of August, the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) released data on quality of service for the first time, marking a historic step for Open Banking and putting a mass of customer data in the hands of fintechs and comparison websites. Of particular interest was the omission of a... read more

Should payments businesses become consumer brands?

17th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
A recent Intrapay study into consumers’ ecommerce experiences revealed the key conundrum facing payment processors; the challenge of providing simpler payments while offering optimum security. Some 90% of the 650 respondents to the study reported that security is the most important aspect of their online payment experience. Yet four in... read more

Major move towards production: Ripple's new US, Mexico and Philippines liquidity hubs

16th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
Cross-border payments company Ripple has today announced partnerships with Bittrex, the digital asset exchange for xRapid through US dollars, Bitso, the digital asset exchange for Mexican Pesos, and digital asset exchange for Philippine Pesos.  This year, Ripple has been busy forging partnerships with... read more

UK's FCA/CMA banking surveys: fintechs given crucial market intelligence

16th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
As reported yesterday, the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has enforced new rules requiring providers of personal and business bank current accounts to publish information on service quality twice yearly that will help customers to compare accounts from different providers. The survey data from the Competition & Markets Authority... read more

BoE: "Synchronisation innovative step for new Real-Time Gross Settlement"

15th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
The Bank of England (BoE) is looking to work with a range of organisations, including fintech firms, to explore the demand for implementing synchronised settlement in the renewed Real-Time Gross Settlement service.    During 2018 the Bank engaged with financial institutions, infrastructures, trade bodies, policy makers and fintech... read more

Top fintech mergers, acquisitions and partnerships of summer 2018

14th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
It's been a busy couple of months this summer for the fintech market. Here, we've recorded the top mergers, acquistions and partnerships since July 2018 in fintech, banking and payments. Tenemos, the banking software company and Venture lab at The American University in Cairo (August 13) Tenemos, the banking software company,... read more

Distress around fraud hits UK payments market

14th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
Consumers view fraud as part and parcel of the ecommerce experience, leading to security concerns in the payment industry while simultaneously pressing home the huge opportunity of anti-fraud solutions. According to the research conducted by Paysafe, 65% of consumers believe payment fraud is inevitable when it comes to ecommerce, up from 52%... read more

Most popular articles: BaaS | blockchain | fraud evolution

10th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
We're trying something different at bobsguide. Dave Beach talks through the most popular stories this week.   1. Banking-as-a-Service set to transform age-old model | fireside video chat with Sophie Guibaud, Fidor Solutions 2. Blockchain cross-border payments: the companies to watch for Q3 2018  (also take a look at... read more