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Leaders in money transfers since 1996

We've been on a mission to simplify moving money internationally for almost thirty years and we're as passionate as ever about helping our customers send and spend with ease.

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Key facts

Established in 1996

We were one of the first currency specialists in Europe, starting in 1996.

Global presence

We have over 25 branches located in the UK, Spain, France, Portugal, USA, South Africa and India.


We’re the only money transfer provider with a retail presence, phone service, online service, app and multi-currency debit card.

500,000+ customers

More than half a million people and businesses have saved time, hassle and money by using our service.

$12bn transferred last year

We made more than 600,000 payments last year, trading $12bn in currency.

Regulated around the world

We're regulated by relevant authorities in all the countries in which we operate.

Level 1 credit rating

We have a level 1 credit rating with Dun & Bradstreet (that’s the highest you can get).


We've won a number of awards over the years, including Money Transfer Provider of the Year six times.

750+ employees

We have currency experts all over the globe, providing unrivalled support and service.

Our story so far

  1. 1996

    Currencies Direct is founded, and we make our very first money transfer

  2. 1999

    We open our first European branch in Torrevieja, Spain

  3. 2004

    We open our office in Cape Town, South Africa

  4. 2005

    We expand our operations and open our office in Mumbai

  5. We make it onto the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list

  6. 2007

    We open our office in the USA

  7. 2008

    Our online money transfer service launches

  8. 2009

    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorise us

  9. 2010

    We achieve the highest possible credit rating, level 1, with Dun & Bradstreet

  10. 2012

    Our group is recognised as a Global Growth Company by the World Economic Forum

  11. We appoint PwC as our auditors

  12. 2013

    Our employee numbers exceed 250

  13. We expand our operations to Malta and Ireland

  14. 2016

    We launch the best money transfer mobile app on the market

  15. We win the MoneyAge ‘Money transfer provider of the year’ award

  16. 2018

    Our 16th branch in Southern Europe opens, bringing the number of branches to 23

  17. Our 250,000th customer sends money overseas

  18. We win our third consecutive MoneyAge award – this year it’s ‘Money transfer Provider of the Year’

  19. Our employee numbers exceed 500

  20. 2020

    We win the MoneyAge 'Money Transfer Provider of the Year' award

  21. 2021

    We win the MoneyAge 'Money Transfer Provider of the Year' award

  22. 2023

    We win the Good Money Guide 'Best Currency Broker' award

  23. We win the Business Moneyfacts 'Best Business FX Provider' award

  24. We win the MoneyAge 'Money Transfer Provider of the Year' award


Leadership team

arnaud loiseau

Arnaud Loiseau

Chief Executive Officer


pia hauch

Pia Hauch

Chief of Staff


erin zas

Erin Zas

Chief People Officer


neil cooper

Neil Cooper

Chief Financial Officer


kaitan agrawal

Kaitan Agrawal

Head of Corporate Development


nathan gill

Nathan Gill

Chief Product Officer


joe smith

Joe Smith

Chief Revenue Officer


Yoav Flam

Yoav Flam

Chief Technology Officer


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