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October 5, 2021

What Are the Common Problems of Remittance Companies?

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 […]

October 5, 2021

De-Risking: A Decades-Long Problem of The Remittance Industry

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 […]

September 22, 2021

What Are Stablecoins and Why Are They Important for FIs?

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.

September 22, 2021

What Are CBDCs and Why Are They Important for FIs?

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.

September 22, 2021

What Is Prefunding and How Does It Work?

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.

September 22, 2021

Why Are Correspondent Banking Models Problematic?

Correspondent banking is defined as “agreements or contractual relationships between banks to provide payment services for each other”.

September 22, 2021

What Are Remittances and Why Are They Important?

The word ‘remittance’, originally coined by the World Bank, refers to the sum of personal money and compensation transfers of migrant workers to their home country, usually for household maintenance purposes.

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