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We want to drive down the cost of foreign exchange for everyone.

In 2020 we decided to take things one step further and offer the real exchange rate to everyone along with complete fee transparency. So whether you are making an international payment in a foreign currency, travelling abroad and wondering whether to take a payment card, take cash or a combination, we hope our offering will allow you to make a well informed decision.

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30 years +

experience in the retail
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Our Mission

Our aim is to bring the cost of foreign exchange down by focusing on innovative and ground breaking technology in the cash currency and international payments space. In 2020 we have become the first company in the UK to offer travellers the real exchange rate on their currency purchases. We want to continue to offer more savings and clarity to all our members when it comes to their foreign exchange requirements whilst providing a secure, efficient and consistent service.

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Our Vision

To give our members complete confidence and transparency on all their foreign exchange transactions. We hope our initiative will extend throughout the foreign exchange market as a whole.

No gimmicks. If you transact with us you get the interbank rate plus our fee. Simple.

You Can Trust Us

Our team are London based and a trading division of Sterling Consortium Limited. We safeguard client money based on the current FCA guidelines under the Payment Services directive into segregated accounts which are held with Lloyds Bank.

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Registration

Our England and Wales company number: 05850613

We are also listed on The Financial Conduct Authority register (FCA no. 504439) under the PSD Directive and governed by HM Revenue and Customs as a Money Service Business (MSB registration no. 12120971).

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Sam Thakkar Chief Executive Officer & Co founder buy your currency buy currency

Sam co founded The Currency Club in 2010 with the idea of building a transparent, secure and easy to use foreign exchange platform for individuals and international businesses to access from anywhere in the world. Prior to this, Sam worked for HiFX focusing on hedging and risk management solutions for businesses. Sam graduated from Southampton University in Actuarial Sciences and Economics.

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Meera Thakkar Chief Operations Officer & Co founder sell currency travel exchange rates

Meera co founded The Currency Club in 2010. Meera comes from an investment banking background and previously worked in the alternative investments space raising capital for hedge funds in the Benelux region. Prior to this, she worked at Morgan Stanley and UBS in the Wealth Management division managing family offices and high net worth clients with both their investment requirements. She graduated from the University of Southampton in Economics and Politics.

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Vasanth Prabu joined The Currency Club back in 2012. He heads up our tech team and builds highly scalable, reliable and secure applications that support our network of foreign exchange platforms. Vasanth has more than 15 years of work experience in IT industry and previously worked with many leading service providers including CMC Markets, Siemens Energy Services, Oracle Corporation and Genisys Integrating System.

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Hubert Vas Assistant Manager

Hubert joined The Currency Club in 2018. Prior to this he was managing physical cash, inventories and logistics as a supervisor. With over 6 years experience of building teams and managing the transit of goods, Hubert has great attention to detail and is good at multi tasking. Hubert graduated in Information Technology & Computer Applications. .

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Rochelle Barboza Head of Customers Services

Rochelle joined The Currency Club in 2019 with over 10 years background in Customer Services across a range of sectors from travel to banking. Previously, Rochelle worked as a travel consultant for Cox and Kings in London. Followed by her roles as a Relationship Manager in Yes Bank and HDFC bank. Rochelle graduated with her degree in Commerce.

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January 2010

The Currency Club was Founded

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The Currency Club platform goes live with a
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Experian is appointed by The Currency Club
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The Currency Club offers free delivery on all
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The Currency Club becomes Official Supplier
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The Currency Club Becomes CityJet's Chosen
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The Currency Club partners up with Robert
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The Currency Club Secures Coveted Foreign
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The Currency Club was voted for by customers
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The Currency Club supports the Rickshaw Run
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The Currency Club launches its first white
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Sam Thakkar interviewed by for his views
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The Currency Club recognised by the Guardian
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Blog

A page for us to share with you our thoughts on everything to do with with foreign exchange and much more. From new product launches and widgets to political announcements, market insights and even where to head on your next holiday look no further, you'll find it all here.

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December 2020

Message from the CEO

The Currency Club's mission has always been to reduce the cost of foreign exchange for everyone. We launched our business ten years ago with this intention,and we deliberately focused on the retail travel money sector..

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October 2020

Who says cash is dead?

As a new year begins and the January blues sets in, many will return to their desks attempting to tackle their backlog of emails but at the same time distracted by which destination they should escape to next..

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December 2020

Using an ATM abroad? Read this..

According to Mintel research, 43% of holidaymakers used a debit or credit card last year and this seems to be on the rise with the 30-45 year age group.

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