Global Payments & Transfers Insights


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

Blockchain cross-border payments: the companies to watch for Q3 2018

7th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
This list is designed to highlight blockchain remittance, payment and settlement companies that are pioneering the use of distributed ledger technology (DLT) and blockchain. These companies recognise that for cryptocurrency to survive, the underlying technology must solve real world problems and frictions. A key space ripe for innovation, worth... read more

The buyer’s market: transaction management software solutions

6th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
Managing and monitoring transactions has always been crucial for any organisation, but with the slew of regulations to have reshaped markets over the past few years, the compliance requirements that have come with them have set the bar high in terms of administration and governance. From Mifid II to PSD2 and GDPR, the regulations have been felt... read more