Remittance flows are lifelines for migrants and their families in need. They are also one of the main sources of income for developing countries and play a crucial role in their economic survival. With the class of global citizens getting crowded and the gig economy passing $340 billion in 2021, the finance industry needs to make sure that remittances safely continue flowing […]
Remittance service providers (RSPs) play a crucial role in the global financial system by helping migrants in the world to send money back home. Considering that remittances are the primary source of income for many emerging markets […]
Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency whose value is pegged to a real and stable asset like fiat currencies or gold, to stabilize its price.
Central bank digital currency (CBDC) is a form of digital money that is issued, backed, and controlled by a country’s central bank. CBDCs have been developed in two main forms.
Cross-border money transfers usually flow through a correspondent banking network that consists of chains of banks, cooperatively working to transfer funds from the payer to the payee. However, this model is problematic, as it adds extra time and cost to money transfers, and demands a lot of operational effort on the banks’ side.