Fintech

Visa secures Singapore FX license to chase Asia flow

Visa is using a recently acquired fintech, Currencycloud, to build an Asian hub for cross-border foreign-exchange transactions. The fintech has since been incorporated into Visa as its cross-border FX arm, part of what the business calls its ‘Treasury as a Service’ offering, says Rohit Narang, Singapore-based vice president of Visa cross-border solutions. The unit is licensed in the UK and

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Cross-Border Payments

With the talk of PayPal issuing a stablecoin, the idea of cheapening cross-border payments is bound to come up again.  But it’s not really about crossing borders, it’s a little more complex than that. Here’s how to think about payments and border crossing. Actually, border crossing is a confusing way of thinking about payments, and sometimes leads us to the

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Fintech

Cross Currency Swap Review 2022

With Cross Currency Swap blogs continuing to perform well on the Clarus Blog each year, let’s take a look at what traded during 2022. SDRView shows the monthly volumes transacted of Cross Currency Basis swaps. These are, on the whole, the vanilla interbank type of mark-to-market cross currency swaps. Volumes in Billions $ of XCCY Basis Swaps in EUR, GBP, JPY

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