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“FirstPartner’s work brought clarity to our understanding of a complex, challenging market and the research received great feedback from the WEX team. The project helped us to build a focussed Go to Market strategy with confidence.”
Myles Stephenson, Managing Director, WEX Europe

"FirstPartner did what every good partner should do – made our job easier by allowing us to focus on our core business whilst they took care of analyzing and validating our strategy. I would happily recommend FirstPartner to any business looking for in-depth analysis of their business’ positioning and worth to the market."          

Geoff Morley, Head of Strategy and Partnerships


“FirstPartner delivered a deep and insightful piece of research and analysis which was very well received within Oracle and has given us a valuable additional perspective for addressing this market”   

Gordon Rawling, EMEA Marketing Director, Oracle Communications

“FirstPartner have been critical to our success with two of the most complex and challenging Go to Market projects we have ever undertaken.  They really became an integral and valued part of our team.”                

Lucien Groenhuizjen,  MD TomTom DC&P




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New Market Map Defines the Blockchain Ecosystem

The European Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) which came into force in January 2016 and will apply from January2018 will bring significant changes and opportunities to the payments and banking sectors in Europe and beyond. 

FirstPartner has collaborated on a joint blog post, published by The Human Chain, which summarises why all those in the ...

A new Citi report challenges the widely held view that Bitcoin delivers simpler and cheaper international remittances.  This new blog post reviews some of the findings of the Citi team and highlights where blockchain does have the potential to disrupt the cross border payments market.

While the Citi analysis highlights some key Bitcoin remittance...

20 months after its US launch, a new study indicates that levels of Apple Pay adoption are disappointing.  Our latest blog post looks at the challenges still faced by NFC based mobile payment shchemes and argues that service and technology providers need to be patient in terms of the uptake stats.  There is a need to focus on maximising learning...

2015 has been something of a pivotal year for the blockchain.  The distributed ledger concept is now being evaluated by leading financial institutions and a number of Crypto 2.0 technologies have emerged to facilitate its potential adoption. FirstPartner's new 2016 Blockchain Ecosystem Market Map helps to decrypt the sector with a clear summary ...