The news came this past weekend. Our friend and colleague Emilio Garofalo Filho has passed
The organizing committee, in its first public announcement, stated: “The MSBA is a trade association focused
The Money Transmitters Regulators Association will hold its 25th Annual Conference in October 6-9 in
The Global Forum on Remittances and Development 2015 (GFRD2015) hosted by IFAD’s Financing Facility for Remittances
Faisal Khan, a Banking, Payments & Fintech Consultant in Dubai has compiled an impressive list of
Even if the news were quenched, the debate lingers
The news gained momentum on May 5th when Bloomberg reported that WU was in talks with MGI. Immediately MGI shares shoot up almost 40% and WU shares also went up slightly. My phone started ringing with investment advisor asking for my opinion. I had little to say, really. But the following day…
As I did for 2013, I have put together the 10 most important news stories for the Money Transfer Industry in 2014, as a way to reflect back and at the same time analyze the trends for the coming year. They are not necessarily in order of importance. They are based on my personal opinions and ideas from friends and colleagues in the industry.
If you want to read it from a PDF, view it | download it from here
If I miss something of importance or if you have any type of comment, please do it in LinkedIn. We would love to hear you opinion. Please go to our Linkedin Group following this link: http://linkd.in/WiQVFa and it will take you directly to the discussion.
Bank Discontinuance of MTOs in Australia has been in the news for a couple of
Incumbents such as Western Union and MoneyGram do it. Traditional players do it. So, still, do some banks. And Telcos do too in some markets. The “it” is enable people to move money to each other in and between countries. Hugo Cuevas-Mohr shares insights gleaned from his work with money transfer professionals from all over the world about the remittance market, the role of traditional players, banks and telcos and who has the edge as this $500 billion industry evolves.
The following are the questions and answers provided by Hugo Cuevas-Mohr when interviewed by PYMNTS.com over his document “Are Telcos, Money Transfer Companies (MTOs) and Banks on a collision course over remittances?” (The document can be downloaded from there).
Click the questions below to open the answers. Please give us your comments and join the conversation here.
On February 27, 2014 at the Interamerican Dialogue in Washington D.C. remittance expert Manuel Orozco presented his yearly analysis of the volume of remittances entitled “Current Perspectives on Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2013” and a PDF version of his briefing can be viewed/downloaded at the end of this short note. The paper considers the possible impact of immigration reform in the US on remittances and on the lives of migrants.
In 2013, family remittances to the region experienced little growth for most of the major remittance recipient countries. This may be a byproduct of immigration controls and deportations, demography, regulatory constraints and a slow recovery from the recession. Remittances have not grown substantially from 2012 and the total volume to the region was 60 billion, slightly decreasing by 1%. Manuel divides the results for the year in three groups:
The Latin America Advisor, an excellent publication by the Interamerican Dialogue in Washington D.C. asked
Do you know?
Do you know that Linkedin has 259 million users and growing by about 38% per year? Do you know that 40% of members check in daily and 38% do it from their phones? Do you know that it had a 35% growth in traffic in the past year? And that it is responsible for 64% of all visits from social media channels to corporate websites?Do you know we have a great IMTC Linked in Group?
The third Adyen Mobile Payments Index covering the period September to December 2013 was announced
Hugo Cuevas-Mohr has put together the 10 most important news for the Money Transfer Industry
In October 10 2013 the Payment News Site PYMNTS published this article written by Pete
As a preview to IMTC Miami 2013 in Miami Beach to be held at the
En su número 1330, Año 27, la revista TENDENCIAS de México publicó un especial titulado
We are enclosing trends and predictions for the Payment Industry from Professor Arun Sharma who will be a keynote speaker at the IMTC USA 2013 Conference and Trade Fair in Los Angeles from April 3rd to the 5th, 2013. This brief summary will be complemented in his presentation in the conference on Friday, April 5th, 2013.
Dr. Arun Sharma is Executive Director of the JAE Leadership Institute and Professor in the Marketing Department at the School of Business Administration, University of Miami. Arun has extensive knowledge of the Money Transfer Industry through his experience in consulting and conducting seminars. He is has worked for about two decades in this industry and he has conducted studies for multiple firms in the payment services industry.
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Coinciding with the celebration of the 10 year anniversary of IMTC conferences we are faced
LaBITconf, the Latin American Bitcoin and Blockchain conference is probably one of the conferences that
This past November in Miami, we celebrated 10 years of IMTC, with an event that
Global payment and remittance companies constantly search for a competitive advantage: service enhancements, promotions, industry
Migrant Services Providers, from Travel & Foreign Exchange, to Remittances, airtime (top-ups), bill payment and
Both social and economic trends in Latin American and Caribbean countries are increasingly shaped by
Nigerians can be found in most countries of the world. Nigerians are numerous in the
Last week at the ESTA Conference, the European Cash Management Companies Association’s yearly event, this