Is the eurozone's recovery in danger?

While optimistic reports about the eurozone's recovery surfaced towards the end of 2015, the European Central Bank (ECB) fears inflationary pressures could weaken expectations. Is there actual cause for concern, ...

How will Indonesia's move towards a more open economy affect its currency?

Last month, Indonesia announced reforms designed to open up its traditionally protectionist economy to foreign investors. What will this mean for the country's currency and for international money transfer?

The Money Cloud explains: negative interest rates

Negative interest rates have made plenty of headlines recently. But are they effective in fighting deflation and encouraging economic growth? And what is their effect on international money transfer?

How would the €500 note leaving circulation affect international money transfer?

It was recently announced that the European Central Bank (ECB) will be reviewing its policies around distributing €500 banknotes. The move follows concerns that a significant proportion of the denomination is used ...

The EU-US Privacy Shield and transatlantic data protection

A new agreement is intended to resolve issues surrounding movement of personal data from Europe to America. This is important news for privacy-conscious individuals involved in data and money transfer ...

Are safe haven assets and currencies future-proof?

It's a tough time for the global economy: the increasing volatility of the Japanese and Chinese economies, Greece potentially exiting the Eurozone and tumbling oil prices are all contributing to growing uncertainty. ...

Increasing strain on the Saudi riyal-US dollar 'peg'

Slumping commodity prices have caused the Saudi Arabian economy to struggle, putting pressure on the long-standing ‘peg’ (fixed exchange rate) between the Saudi riyal and US dollar. This turbulence could ...

What will Japan's negative interest rate mean for international money transfer?

The Japanese government recently imposed a 0.1% levy on some commercial bank deposits. What is this unusual strategy meant to achieve, and what will it mean for international money transfer? ...

Is blockchain technology the future of financial security?

Personal data security is one of the most pressing issues in the financial technology world. Could blockchains hold the answer?

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