First Rate are the UK’s leading supplier of foreign currency to businesses in financial services, travel and tourism and the retail sector.
We are the UK’s leading supplier of foreign currency to businesses in financial services, travel and tourism and the retail sector
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Did you know that 1 in 4 outbound travellers leaving the UK with foreign currency are carrying currency supplied by First Rate Exchange Services? No, neither did they.
We are the UK’s leading supplier of foreign currency to businesses in financial services, travel and tourism and the retail sector. And through them, to their customers.
More than just a B2B company, we think of ourselves as a B2B2C company - carrying out every transaction under a complete ‘white-label’ policy that ensures all the customer goodwill comes back fairly and squarely to our partners and clients.
These are businesses like yours. Businesses that can benefit from part or wholly outsourced foreign exchange to enhance their customers’ foreign travel experience and provide a lucrative additional revenue stream.
First Rate has a major global presence as a wholesale banknote provider, with trading relationships in 40 countries and associations with 12 central banks.
If you’re here, you’re probably already considering introducing or upgrading an FX facility within your company. With our experience and know-how, nothing could be simpler for you, your staff or your customers.
So please, have a look through the pages and discover what a First Rate service really means.
Holiday Confidence is restrained by the cautious mood of holidaymakers
The Summer 2014 edition of the Holiday Confidence Index reveals a slight fall in the numbers planning trips abroad (56%) as the growing confidence in the economy is not mirrored in attitudes towards holidays. Created by First Rate in association with the Institute of Travel and Tourism, University of Wolverhampton and YouGov, the report is published three times a year. It provides individual measures of holiday intent, planned frequency, duration and associated spending which is combined to produce an overall index of consumer ‘holiday confidence’ for the coming 12 month period.
Another prepaid award
The Post Office has been won the “best prepaid currency card provider of the year” at the Consumer Moneyfacts for the Travel Money Card Plus, supplied by First Rate Exchange services.
Best prepaid consumer programme in the UK
Post Office Travel Money Card Plus, supplied by First Rate, picked up the “Best prepaid consumer programme in the UK” at the Prepaid & Emerging Payments awards on the 02/10/2013.
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