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14 September 2021

What are “over-the-counter” derivatives?

7 September 2021

5 reasons companies should adopt a fintech solution

1 September 2021

September 2021 - Monthly Economic Outlook

31 August 2021

IBAN vs SWIFT: What’s the difference?

24 August 2021

What is an EORI number and do you need one?

10 August 2021

What is ERP and why should your business implement one?

4 August 2021

August 2021 - Monthly Economic Outlook

2 August 2021

The silent revolution of B2B payment trends

23 July 2021

Central Europe: Which country doesn’t use the euro and why?

1 July 2021

July 2021 - Monthly Economic Outlook

1 June 2021

June 2021 - Monthly Economic Outlook

6 May 2021

Is GBP turbulence to be expected with a possible IndyRef2 on the horizon?

3 May 2021

May 2021 - Monthly Economic Outlook

26 April 2021

Renminbi internationalisation: China’s path to a world currency?

12 April 2021

The challenges of ocean freight and how to face them

6 April 2021

April 2021 - Monthly Economic Outlook

2 April 2021

Are we witnessing a protracted fall in the EUR/ILS?

16 March 2021

Federal Open Market Committee meeting, March 2021

15 March 2021

How to keep track of payments and invoices

3 March 2021

March 2021 - Monthly Economic Outlook

16 February 2021

FX Calendar 2021

5 February 2021

What is a dynamic forward contract?

4 February 2021

February 2021 - Monthly Economic Outlook

15 January 2021

All you need to know about international payments

6 January 2021

January 2021 - Monthly Economic Outlook

5 January 2021

What solutions are there to protect against foreign exchange market volatility?

16 December 2020

Why Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) matters

16 December 2020

Brexit, the final curtain call

1 December 2020

December 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

1 December 2020

Intercompany accounting, how does it work?

6 November 2020

November 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

4 November 2020

Nerve-wracking US election, as outcome hangs in the balance

2 November 2020

Security, a vital aspect of payment services

23 October 2020

Your complete guide to the US presidential election

23 October 2020

Detecting and protecting against bank transfer fraud

22 October 2020

5 ways to pay your international suppliers

16 October 2020

Foreign exchange market outlook for Q4 2020

16 October 2020

Which are the emerging currencies to watch out for in Asia?

14 October 2020

Beyond the hype: growing your business with AI

13 October 2020

Currency devaluation, at what cost?

6 October 2020

What are the G3 currencies and why are they so important?

5 October 2020

5 tips for a successful international expansion

2 October 2020

How to identify and reduce supply chain risks?

1 October 2020

October 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

30 September 2020

What is the difference between floating and fixed exchange rate regimes?

10 September 2020

Which international economic indicators should be monitored in the forex world?

1 September 2020

September 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

19 August 2020

Which economic indicators should you monitor? How should they be assessed?

19 August 2020

Can the lira still be saved?

18 August 2020

EUR/USD exhibits lateral movement and a decline in volumes

11 August 2020

The role and influence of central banks on the foreign exchange market

11 August 2020

Consolidation in the currency market

11 August 2020

What’s behind the new gold rush?

4 August 2020

Onwards and upwards for the Eurodollar

4 August 2020

August 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

27 July 2020

The sky’s the limit as the euro heads for 1.17 over the summer period

21 July 2020

Crazy week for the euro

20 July 2020

Comeback Kid in forex country

15 July 2020

EUR/GBP: heading for 0.92 this summer

15 July 2020

Who's got their finger on the pulse? The stock markets or the forex world?

8 July 2020

Severe blow for the pound sterling

6 July 2020

The euro comes up trumps against the pound sterling

6 July 2020

Volatility remains low with the summer in swing

1 July 2020

July 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

29 June 2020

Despite bearish indicators, the currency market remains defiant

25 June 2020

EUR/USD chart offers some insight

22 June 2020

Losing streak for the euro

19 June 2020

EUR/ILS: the pair’s bearish supercycle isn’t over yet

16 June 2020

Brexit: Johnson takes matters into his own hands

15 June 2020

EUR/GBP: risk of no-deal Brexit looms large again

12 June 2020

EUR/GBP: experiencing some turbulence

10 June 2020

Will the next election mean a loss for Trump?

10 June 2020

EUR/USD: unexpected turnaround

2 June 2020

The European Central Bank in the crosshairs

2 June 2020

June 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

26 May 2020

The five factors that can derail the euro

26 May 2020

A depression? I think not.

25 May 2020

EUR/USD remains vulnerable

19 May 2020

EUR/CHF: BNS sticks to its guns

18 May 2020

China: mega power with mini currency

14 May 2020

EUR/JPY 110 this summer?

14 May 2020

Uniqueness makes bitcoin unpredictable

13 May 2020

EURJPY: on track for the lows of 2016

7 May 2020

What alternatives to banks do small businesses have?

5 May 2020

Nearly universal rebound of the euro

5 May 2020

[Expert view] Purchasing departments need to retake control of their currency transactions

4 May 2020

May 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

2 May 2020

Dollarydoo steals the show — or Australian dollar no longer Down Under

2 May 2020

Swedish krona immune to volatility?

28 April 2020

Under pressure, EUR/USD returns to March levels

28 April 2020

Sweden charts its own COVID-19 course: the krona is clambering back up

22 April 2020

Catastrophe in Russia

21 April 2020

A fragile calm returns to the currency market

16 April 2020

ABC analysis of EUR/GBP

16 April 2020

My name is Bond ... Eurobond!

7 April 2020

The euro’s woes are not yet over

2 April 2020

April 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

30 March 2020

Three questions to understand what’s happening on the forex market

13 March 2020

Consumers rejoice while stock market despairs

10 March 2020

Three questions to explain the recent turmoil in exchange rates

9 March 2020

Fed panics: dollar bears the brunt

6 March 2020

EUR/USD litmus test

2 March 2020

March 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

29 February 2020

Will the yen be the next coronavirus victim?

27 February 2020

Who will take it up against Trump?

24 February 2020

EUR/USD approaches fundamental support

17 February 2020

Will the Australian dollar rise from the ashes?

10 February 2020

How the corona virus is infecting the forex market

5 February 2020

When will India deliver on its promise?

3 February 2020

February 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

31 January 2020

Brexit: a marathon theoretically due to end on 31 December 2020

22 January 2020

2020 global economy and FX market trends

13 January 2020

Wrapping up 2019 and unveiling 2020: a note from our product team

8 January 2020

Happy New Year from iBanFirst!

7 January 2020

January 2020 - Monthly Economic Outlook

17 December 2019

How to hedge foreign exchange risk?

11 December 2019

iBanFirst expands in central Europe with the acquisition of German competitor Forexfix

6 December 2019

December 2019 - Monthly Economic Outlook

20 November 2019

iBanFirst ramps up its international expansion with the acquisition of NBWM

15 November 2019

iBanFirst unveils pioneering technological stack to make it easier for businesses to manage foreign exchange payments

31 October 2019

Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 nominates iBanFirst

25 October 2019

Finally, data has been freed

25 October 2019

How can you succeed when 95% of your turnover is exposed to foreign exchange risks?

25 October 2019

International payments, foreign exchange risk: could a fintech be the ally of tour operators?

25 October 2019

How can travel agencies protect against foreign exchange risk?

24 October 2019

Romain Grosjean to wear iBanFirst's colours this year

17 October 2019

iBanFirst enters Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 2018 ranking in the top 100

11 October 2019

Countdown to Brexit: 8 days

19 September 2019

Romain Grosjean - If I were...

18 September 2019

Open Banking: We Are Ready

30 August 2019

Why banks will never catch up with fintechs?

31 July 2019

Are transfers in dollars about to disappear?

4 July 2019

FinTech iBanFirst expands its Sales, Marketing & Tech teams

24 June 2019

Libra: Could it actually be good news?

14 November 2018

The CEO's Letter

6 November 2018

BEN, SHARE, OUR: 3 options for international payments

24 October 2018

4 advantages of real-time exchange rates for SMEs and mid-caps

12 October 2018

What do PSD1 and PSD2 mean and why are they important?

26 September 2018

What is a flexible forward contract (FFC)?

11 September 2018

Foreign exchange risk hedging solutions for businesses from iBanFirst

18 July 2018

Video: Buy/Sell & Payments

17 July 2018

SWIFT gpi, for international payments at top speed