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About Currencies Direct

Here’s our story. Find out how we’ve arrived at the award-winning service you see today.

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Our journey to making money transfer better.

We've been on our mission to make money transfer better since 1996. Currency and money transfer is our passion, and we've enjoyed the wonderful journey we’ve taken to arrive at the service we offer you today.

  • 1996 Currencies Direct is founded, and we make our very first money transfer
  • 1999 We open our first European branch in Torrevieja, Spain
  • 2004 We open our office in Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2005 We expand our operations and open our office in Mumbai
  • 2005 We make it onto the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list
  • 2007 We open our office in the USA
  • 2008 Our online money transfer service launches
  • 2009 The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorise us
  • 2010 We achieve the highest possible credit rating, level 1, with Dun & Bradstreet
  • 2012 Our group is recognised as a Global Growth Company by the World Economic Forum
  • 2012 We appoint PwC as our auditors
  • 2013 Our employee numbers exceed 250
  • 2013 We expand our operations to Malta and Ireland
  • 2016 We launch the best money transfer mobile app on the market
  • 2016 We win the MoneyAge ‘Money transfer provider of the year’ award
  • 2018 Our 16th branch in Southern Europe opens, bringing the number of branches to 23
  • 2018 Our 250,000th customer sends money overseas
  • 2018  We win our third consecutive MoneyAge award – this year it’s ‘Money transfer Provider of the Year’
  • 2018 Our employee numbers exceed 500
  • 2020 We win the MoneyAge 'Money Transfer Provider of the Year' award
  • 2021 We win the MoneyAge 'Money Transfer Provider of the Year' award
  • 2023 We win the Good Money Guide 'Best Currency Broker' award
  • 2023 We win the Business Moneyfacts 'Best Business FX Provider' award
  • 2023 We win the MoneyAge 'Money Transfer Provider of the Year' award
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