Ola brasil!

Just like the carnivals of Rio, we are launching into our latest market in full festival fashion – hello Brazil! We will be focused on diving deeper into retail banking and going further with our exploration of the international payment market. A aventura continua!

And now Malaysia!

This week we formally launched our first research programme in Malaysia, continuing our exciting work identifying the true cost of international remittances.

International Payments – Japan!

We are all very excited this week as our price comparison research on behalf of TransferWise has “hit the press“. As you know we are passionate about transparency, fair transaction fees and of course, a great customer journey so we had great fun examining this new market. What was interesting was that whilst opening an account was […]

The True Cost of International Payments

So, we’ve had an interesting couple of weeks researching international payments for businesses i.e how much does it really cost to receive payments using those companies that offer a helpful little button on your website. Whether your business is large or small, the idea that payments (and therefore, cashflow) can be made easier by using […]

Are our banks doing enough? Part 3

Our advice to you…?  Shop Around!! Don’t just use your bank because that’s what you have always done. Do look for the other regulated service providers and compare rates and fees they offer – most without even opening an account until you’re ready to send money.  You may be very pleasantly surprised! Do compare at the same time, […]

Are our banks doing enough? Part 2

So, in the last Blog, we highlighted the fact that international payment service providers aren’t as transparent as they could be.  Below we offer some ideas of how we think the ideal world should look. What could this look like? The best version of what it could look like seen by our team was a […]

Are our banks doing enough? Part 1

Much has been said in the media about the need to make banking, and more specifically international remittances (or as consumers know them, “payments”) more transparent.  Governments are not denying that this is required, and in Europe, legislation has been passed to support it.  However, despite the efforts of some countries to improve transparency it […]

Progress & a great start to 2021!

What an exciting start to the year we have had already! We are very excited to announce the launch of our latest market, Japan! With our in-market team, we will be looking at the retail banking and international payment market, developing our overseas research programmes even further. We are also delighted to announce that Jack […]