Global Payments & Transfers Insights


bobsguide's interviews of the year: Anders La Cour, CEO of Saxo Payments Banking Circle | Fintech Recap 2017

24th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
As part of our review of the past 12 months in fintech, bobsguide is revisiting some of the standout interviews we have conducted in the past 12 months. In August bobsguide sat down with Anders La Cour, CEO of Saxo Payments, to discuss the key takeaways from the company's whitepaper Cross Border Payments for Cross Border Merchants... read more

bobsguide's interviews of the year: Scott Galit, CEO of Payoneer | Fintech Recap 2017

23rd December 2017

Company: bobsguide
As part of our review of the past 12 months in fintech bobsguide is revisiting some of the standout interviews we have conducted in the past 12 months. At Money20/20 bobsguide sat down with Scott Galit to discuss the future of e-commerce, how technology and the internet are transforming the industry and Payoneer’s initiatives of working... read more

The most significant news, events and trends of Q3: Fintech recap 2017

22nd December 2017

Company: bobsguide
For the past month we have been looking back at fintech in 2017 from every angle, in order to determine the most significant developments in the industry during that time. Previously we examined the headlines that caused most industry interest in Q1 and Q2, today we cast our minds back to our highlights of Q3. July With Money20/20 Europe... read more

US fintechs to watch in 2017: Were we right? | Fintech Recap 2017

21st December 2017

Company: bobsguide
As part of our 2017 roundup, we're looking back on predictions we made of the US startups to watch this year. Were we right?  What we thought then: The fintech sector has been growing at an exponential rate in the past few years. Global investment in the fintech industry currently stands at a staggering $49.7bn per year, with the... read more

The final PSD2 RTS on SCA and CSC: What should we rethink?

19th December 2017

On November 27 the European Commission published the final version of the PSD2 RTS on SCA and CSC (Regulatory Technical Standard on Strong Customer Authentication and Common and Secure open standards of Communication), the most crucial element ASPSPs and fintechs. Now it is up to Parliament and the Council to accept or refuse it during three months... read more

Trends: Rich Data or only Data Rich? Have banks figured out Big Data? | Fintech Recap 2017

15th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
Over the last few decades, big banks have treated transactional data as any old tit and tat to be crammed and forgotten into the landing cupboard; they just didn’t know what to do with it. Now the fintechs are demanding access, not only to stack it neatly, but to find value there. Indeed, for years the big banks have been keeping the... read more

PSD2 and false declines: Turning a downward spiral on its head

15th December 2017

Company: Ethoca
What do card issuing banks and eCommerce merchants share in common? The ever-growing burden of card-not-present fraud. Both sides respond with sophisticated arsenals of multi-layered fraud tools that aim to reduce losses, prevent damage to the customer relationship and control operational expenses. However, when turning down transactions banks... read more

The top five trends you can expect to see in payments in 2018

14th December 2017

Company: Hyperwallet
This past year has seen a number of significant changes in the payments industry. From new transfer methods to the PSD2 push, the demand for faster, smarter, and safer transactions has reached a fever pitch. Still, 2017 seems almost like it was a primer, setting the stage for the game-changing payments progress promised in the coming year. Based... read more

How Canada is embracing real-time payments as a platform for future innovation

14th December 2017

Company: Icon Solutions
In the Canadian market, both consumers and banks have been early adopters when it comes to banking innovation, whether it is mobile, desktop or behind the scenes technology. Canadian consumers generally expect, and are accustomed to, a cashless payment experience -  either through mobile, online or card transactions. So, it comes as no... read more

Trends: Is the blockchain era finally here? | Fintech recap 2017

12th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
Whilst blockchain has been knocking on the mainstream’s door for some years, it was only arguably as recently as this Sunday that it was allowed a significant foot in. In from the cold and finally joining AI, Big Data and the Cloud around the fire, the announcement on Sunday that CBOE was now trading bitcoin futures suggests the... read more