Joanna’s greatest achievements to date are her 5 World Championship gold medals (4 in the Team Pursuit – 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014 – and one in the Individual Pursuit – 2014) and two Olympic gold medals in the Team Pursuit at London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Joanna is also reigning Olympic and European champion in the team pursuit, and reigning Commonwealth Games champion in the individual pursuit.

Why Joanna exchanges foreign currency

As a one of the world’s leading cyclists Joanna competes across the globe and earns money in multiple currencies. Joanna also regularly gets paid in foreign currencies when she signs sponsorship deals, as her sponsors are often based overseas.

With her focus on training and performing at the highest level and everything that involves, Joanna was looking for a company that could relieve her of the stress of dealing with currency exchange and make sure she got the most for her money, “recently my bonus, after winning a gold medal at the Rio Olympics, was paid to me in Euros by a sponsor based in Germany, but I was going to be charged a large fee for transferring the Euros to my UK bank account. I needed to find a reliable company I could trust to help me transfer the money without any hassle or excessive charges”.

Following some enquiries her talent agent suggested she speak to the team at Foreign Currency Direct to get a better exchange rate when transferring her money back to the UK.

I couldn’t believe how quick and easy the process was! Once the funds were with you it took just one phone call and the funds where in my bank account in Pound Sterling just a few days later.

What Joanna had to say about her experience

Having used Foreign Currency Direct for transferring her funds since 2014, Joanna commented: “I couldn’t believe how quick and easy the process was! Once the funds were with you it took just one phone call and the funds where in my bank account in Pound Sterling just a few days later”.

When asked what she particularly liked about the currency exchange service Joanna responded:

“I found the company to be friendly and patient even when I didn’t understand something they would explain it to me in a way I could understand. Also I experienced good communication with quick responses to emails and constant updates”.

Joanna Rowsell Shand MBE transfers money abroad

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