Nigel is a retired record label owner from the UK who, having finished his career, decided to make the move across the Channel for an idyllic life in South-West France.

Following an introduction in 2009 by his French estate agent, Nigel used Foreign Currency Direct to transfer the funds from the UK to France for the purchase of his property in Lot et Garonne in the Aquitaine region.

Why Nigel exchanges currency

Having been so impressed with the service of his dedicated Account Manager for the currency exchange when he bought his house in France, Nigel continues to use Foreign Currency Direct when making transfers to pay bills and to regularly move his private pension from the UK to France.

Nigel can relax and enjoy life, safe in the knowledge that when he needs to send money to France he can simply notify his Account Manager, transfer the funds and the Euros will arrive in his French bank account in a matter of hours, “I don’t want to waste my time spending hours online, or with call centres where I speak to a operator who only knows about me what they see on the screen in front of them. I’m retired and have other things I would much prefer to be doing. I just want something simple, fast and secure that means I get my funds sent to my French bank account on time, every time. That’s why I use Foreign Currency Direct”.

It’s very easy, the whole process is done in under 10 minutes. It’s so quick, the money arrives in my bank as promised and you know it’s going to be reliable because it is every time.

What Nigel had to say about his experience

Nigel has used Foreign Currency Direct for transferring his funds for the last 8 years, when asked what he particularly liked about the currency exchange service Nigel said:

“Having a dedicated account manager is great. It feels like I’m talking to a friend, but a professional one. My currency broker, Daniel, is friendly, knowledgeable and everything happens exactly as he says it will – he’s never let me down”.

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