WHO WE ARE

Currency UK isn't a faceless hole in the wall; it was built on personal service. It's the reason the company's been around since 2000 and our client list includes thousands of people who'd never go anywhere else for their overseas transfers.

Meet the team

The founders are still with the business and continue to help out our clients on a daily basis.

Why not do the virtual tour of our London office and the team to see who they are and what they do?

Paul is the Founder and Managing Director of Currency UK.

With a background in international sales and finance encompassing the Middle-East and Europe, Paul started Currency UK in June 2000.

Paul is still heavily involved in the day to day operations of Currency UK, with his principal focus on ensuring that our growth does not compromise his original vision.

Alex is our Operations Director, combining deep experience of the FX business with an understanding of its technological side.

After studying Economics and Spanish at the University of Exeter and then the Universitat de València, Alex ventured into the world of foreign exchange.

Alex fully understands the intricacies of client needs and his economic background also gives him a deeper insight into the workings of the market and the company structure.

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Adrian is our Trading Director, and the first person recruited by Paul to kickstart the company's growth.

A French and Russian graduate, Adrian has more than 17 years of experience in the FX industry. He combines knowledge and expertise to drive us to deliver new and better ways to support our customers.

He’s also the Chairman of Chelsea Ladies’ Football Club, so expect plenty of football chat and insider knowledge!

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With more than 17 years experience in financial services, Head of Sales Rob guides PLCs and sole traders alike through the complex maze that is the foreign exchange market, helping them to save money and mitigate risk.

He has a wealth of experience and knowledge from holding numerous roles including various positions in investment banking and services in Front, Middle and Back offices. This gives him giving a particularly insightful view on customers’ problems and requirements. Rob also helps to keep our clients informed of the latest in the currency world with our daily market commentary.

See how Rob can help

Senior international currency consultant Colin has worked in FX for over 9 years. 

Colin has helped PLCs, Limited Companies, Sole Traders and Private Individuals alike to look at solutions to mitigate foreign exchange risk on the market. With over 18 years worth of knowledge in Financial Services, originally starting his career in Retail Banking and furthering his career in Corporate Banking, Colin will be able to tailor solutions to meet your specific business requirements.

Away from the office, Colin enjoys a variety of sporting activities from cycling for charity through to rock-climbing! He is looking to participate his first triathlon soon. 

Find a solution with Colin

Nobody could accuse our Sports Desk Manager of being idle. Day in day out, Ben is chasing down new business and untapped opportunities.

The office is frequently filled with the sound of cheerful phone calls to potential clients on topics such as currency market movements, our services and the best post-workout protein powder.

He is a Loughborough University sports science graduate after all.

Talk sports with Ben

Having studied biomedicine, Sales Executive Charlie decided that the life of a scientist wasn’t for him.

Putting his analytical mind and retail experience to use, this tennis enthusiast sources new corporate customers and advises clients on the latest developments in the FX world.

Get the latest with Charlie

Zain has joined us in the lead generation department this year and has already bought some great ideas to the team. 

As well as keeping the company well-supplied with new business, his previous experience within the insurance sector means he understands the risks that the FX market can have. 

Get in touch with Zain

As our Private Client Account Manager Nicole assists all our individual customers with their exchange requirements.

Committed to customer service excellence, this Business Management graduate goes above and beyond to make sure our clients’ needs are met no matter how complex they are.

Have a chat with Nicole

Maria ensures that we are on top of our compliance game and we have securely and smoothly onboarded all of our clients.

With over 14 years of experience in Finance in both Spain and UK, we couldn't think of anyone more uniquely experience or more worthy of being our Compliance officer. As well as holding a certificate in Global Financial Compliance and being awarded with the Diploma in Anti Money Laundering (ICA) Maria enjoys customer interaction and is a pleasure to talk with in either English or Spanish.

When not in the office, Maria is often seen to swap her superwoman abilities to being supermum at home...

Why not say 'Hola' to Maria? 

Quarina, our Marketing Manager manages all marketing activities for the company...

...including the website you are reading right now! She is responsible for the full breadth of our marketing, from leading our digital transformation to passionately protecting our brand experience and image. 

Quarina is also a big advocate for customer and user experience across our platforms, whether it be digital or print. 

When she's not in the office, she is either adding to her 3000+ list of books she's read, or satisfying her travel bug and wanderlust nature. 

Why not drop Quarina a quick hello?

Jennifer, Jen to the office, is responsible for the full scope of our HR. 

From recruiting the best talent the FX world has to keeping staff motivated with the crémè de la crémè of employee benefits, she has transformed Currency UK into a shining example of employee-centric thinking. Jennifer has established Currency UK as an employer of choice and places staff happiness at the core of everything she does. This sociology graduate honed her talents in general HR and recruiting working for investment banks, including Goldman Sachs, over in Hong Kong.

Away from the office, Jennifer focusses on her family. She is rather partial to picnics in the park with her son and taking in an episode or two of Peppa Pig with him.

Why not ask Jen to part of our team? 

Payments Specialist Anne, helps ensure all our payments are processed. 

With a variety of experience from working in retail banking as well as a personal banker for ANZ Bank, you can count on Anne to have an amazing attention to detail. 

She is an avid Liverpool FC fan and loves to explore new adventures whether it be different countries or new restaurants. 

Talk payments with Anne

Josie manages our Accounts, from Accounts Payable, Book-keeping to budget management. 

Having worked in Bookkeeping and Accountancy services since February 2012, Josie makes sure we are on top of our Accounts game. As well as keeping her hands busy with Currency UK Accounts, Josie also has her own clients that she helps do tax returns and company corporate taxes. 

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No-one gets a warmer welcome in the morning than our Marketing Assistant Todd...

After graduating with a Philosophy degree from King's College and spending some time at a small London startup, Todd decided the philosophical life wasn't for him. 

After joining us earlier this year, Todd has been assisting in not only the website, but also daily emails, social media and more!

Get in touch with Todd

 

Having worked in finance for over 10 years, Head of Payments, Jenny has a wealth of knowledge and experience.

She is responsible for working with our external financial partners to ensure our payments team are delivering the most efficient service possible.

A big foodie and keen traveller, Jenny enjoys nothing more than trying new, exotic cuisines and sampling local delicacies.

FX Operator Adam, works closely with the Head of Payments and is responsible for assisting with all aspects of pre and post-trade processes. 

Having studied Business Management at Anglia Ruskin University, Adam brought his analytical mind and excellent personal skills to join the Payments team. 

When not in the office, Adam is found searching for new live music events to attend, or new places to explore. He is also partial to joining the office football debates. 

FX operator and Compliance Assistant Faud processes payments and assists with due diligence on new and existing accounts to ensure compliance with requirements of our AML policies. 

With a Banking Practice and Management degree from the London Institute of Banking and Finance, this Game of Thrones fan loves playing football or watching his favourite team Arsenal score some goals. 

Faud would happily switch his Spotify account for audio books - after all he is known to go through a book a week! 

Talk Game of Thrones with Faud

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