Flash Forward

Thoughts about the future of finance and foreign currency transfer.

5 Customer Engagement Best Practices

By Sophie Green on

We can find a hundred articles a day online today about “customer engagement” but to me, a good deal of it sounds like lip service – slick advice about how to appear deeply interested in and connected to your customer, and more »

Tagged in: finance, regulation, compliance, digital currency, innovation, trading

US Dollar suffers worst January in 30 years

By Tim Strube on

The US dollar posted its worst January in three decades after US President Donald Trump and his trade adviser accused Germany, China and Japan of exploiting currencies to gain a trade advantage over the US. The Trump administration’s willingness more »

Tagged in: global payments, currency conversion, exchange rates, trading, moving overseas, emigration

Build a wall, damage the US dollar?

By Tim Strube on

Paul Donovan, Global Chief Economist at UBS Wealth Management asks "The Mexican wall is to be built. The Dow hit 20,000 in an indulgence of exuberance at the thought, yet the US dollar softened immediately after the announcement. more »

Tagged in: banking, currency conversion, trading, overseas finance, digital currency

Joakim Reiter: Global Trade and Payments Grow Together

By Tim Strube on

Experts have noticed recently that global trade is not growing. An I.M.F. study calculated that a 1 percent increase in global growth increased trade volumes by 2.5 percent in the 1990s, while in recent years, the same more »

Tagged in: global payments, remittances, currency conversion, trading, finances, innovation

Foreign Exchange, primer

By Tim Strube on

Every day around $5 trillion is traded in foreign exchange. While much of it is speculation (trading for the sake of making a profit), foreign currency transfers are essential to enabling global trade. There are many factors driving foreign currency more »

Tagged in: currency conversion, exchange rates, finance, trading, international B2B, global payments

Israel inspires NSW startups - FlashFX

By Nicolas Steiger on

ISRAEL’S innovation prowess cast its spell on an eight-strong delegation of NSW startup founders, who returned to Sydney last week full of confidence, “chutzpah” and new business opportunities after spending 10 days at Austrade’s new Landing Pad facility more »

Tagged in: ripple, innovation, technology, trading, international education

Expat annual forex remittances: $600 billion

By Tim Strube on

Foreign exchange transfers is big business. Roughly 250 million expats and migrants sent more than US$600 billion in remittances across the world last year according to the World Bank. In the United Kingdom alone, the export-earnings of small to more »

Tagged in: currency conversion, remittances, trading, digital currency