Shamus is a successful and highly experienced business leader whose broad professional career has seen him take on roles at Aviva, Manpower and IBM. He joins Foreign Currency Direct from Moneybarn, the vehicle finance arm of Provident Financial Group, where he was Managing Director and led the business in delivering double digit growth annually during his tenure. Shamus will join FCD at the beginning of April.
Foreign Currency Direct is a leading specialist provider of international payment services, having transacted over £9 billion of FX volume over the last 3 years. The business has expanded both organically and through acquisition since Pollen Street Capital, the independent alternative asset investment management company, first invested in the business in 2018. Earlier this month the company acquired Earthport FX Limited, the corporate payments and foreign exchange division of Earthport Limited, which added to prior acquisitions including Infinity International and Pure FX.
Michael England, Partner at Pollen Street Capital, said: “We are thrilled to add Shamus to the team at Foreign Currency Direct. We have been impressed by his strong track record in managing complex, technology-led businesses whilst delivering high levels of growth and believe he will continue this success at Foreign Currency Direct. We look forward to working with Shamus and the rest of the leadership team at Foreign Currency Direct to continue the companys high-growth trajectory on a number of fronts.”
Shamus Hodgson added: “The international payments and foreign exchange market offers huge potential for growth. FCD is excellently positioned to deliver a unique model that combines enabling technology, products and services that customers value, and high-touch customer service, to create a compelling growth proposition in a sector that currently lacks differentiation. I am delighted to have joined FCD at such an exciting point in its development, and I look forward to working alongside the FCD team to deliver this exciting model.”
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Excellent service, clear and unambiguous advice and I was given an expert insight into currency fluctuations and the potential for gains as well as losses. Ultimately, they saved me money which is always a bonus when your uncertain about who to trust with your money. My advice? Don’t use your bank, it will save you thousands by using Foreign Currency Direct.
Having tried Transferwise and HiFx, Foreign Currency Direct is cheaper whilst still providing a very personal and professional service. I now wouldn’t use anybody else.
They are patient, constructive and always seem to look for the best possible way to assist their clients. Importantly, they do what they say they will do in the time frame they commit to. Emails and phone calls have a quick response – communication has always been excellent. Foreign Currency Direct plc will continue to be my first choice.
Good honest advice, simply the best.
Brilliant, fuss free service as always. They always deliver exactly what they say and in super fast timescales. Reliable, helpful and approachable.
FCD keep you informed and are there when you need to talk to them. Add to that the excellent rate and speed of transfer and you have the perfect company for your money.
Excellent experience every time. I always feel as though it is a personal service with the staff getting to know me as a person rather than just a customer. Special thanks to Dayle Littlejohn.