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Black Friday means Billions

Black Friday

There are two Americanisms that are slipping into common lingo over here these days: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. They’re all to do with shopping around Thanksgiving and the build up to Christmas. Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday of November, and is the day that Americans give thanks for their …

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SWIFT commission a payments report from BCG

Exhibit 1

Just got a note from SWIFT today about a  new publication they’ve commissioned with BCG (Boston Consulting Group) into World Payments. Seems a bit strange as McKinsey and CapGemini already product great reports in this space. I don’t mind having another one though, especially as the results have been verified by the …

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