About Us

Smart technology for moving money in real time, enabling you to take charge wherever you are.

How do we offer such good rates?

FairFX has taken a revolutionary approach to the whole foreign exchange market for both individuals and businesses. We cut out the middle man and use state of the art technology to execute your orders and get your money to you.

By eliminating expensive Travel Money bureaus and kiosks, we can provide fantastically priced Travel Money in a highly convenient fashion. We provide our customers with great value for money by offering highly competitive rates.

What we do

FairFX Plc is based in the City of London and provides you with the best value Travel Money around.

We offer a great service using state of the art technology and by cutting out the middle man. To buy your Travel Money, you simply buy online (using any Debit Card or Credit Card or by internet bank transfer) and then tell us how you want to get your currency.

  • FairFX Prepaid Mastercard®
  • Delivered to your home (free for purchases over £750)
  • Paid to your foreign currency bank account

FairFX has been established to give you, the consumer, the ability to get Fair FX ... Fair Foreign Exchange. Why pay up to 8% more at the Airport and up to 5% more on the High Street? Buy with FairFX and get a Fair Deal.

Who we are

FairFX is an international payment services provider, offering services to customers in the UK since 2007. The Group has developed a cloud-based peer-to-peer payments platform that enables personal and business customers to make easy, low-cost multi-currency payments in a broad range of currencies and countries and across a range of FX products via one integrated system. The FairFX platform facilitates payments either direct to bank accounts or at over 30 million merchants and over 30 million ATMs in a broad range of countries globally via Mobile apps, the Internet, wire transfer and Mastercard/VISA debit cards.

Key people

Non-executive Chairman: John Pearson

John Pearson has considerable experience in the digital, media and broadcast industries. He was co-founder and CEO of Virgin Radio for 13 years. He was also Chairman of Shazam Entertainment, a smartphone-based music identification service; co-founder of World Architecture News.com; and a director of Ginger Media Group. He is also co-founder of The Food.com.

Chief Executive Officer: Ian Strafford-Taylor

Mr. Strafford-Taylor is one of the Founders and has been a Director since 2007. Mr Strafford- Taylor has held a number of senior banking roles, including Business Unit Controller and Head of International Securities Lending at Morgan Stanley, where he worked from 1985 to 1992. Following this, Mr. Strafford-Taylor moved to UBS where he worked for 13 years as Managing Director and Global Head of Securities Borrowing & Lending, Fixed Income Repo and Prime Brokerage. Mr. Strafford-Taylor is a chartered accountant, qualifying with Arthur Andersen in 1985.

Non-executive Director: Robert Head

Bob Head has held a variety of management roles including Regional Director for Old Mutual’s African interests, the joint founder of egg.com and the first CEO of smile.co.uk. His most recent roles were that of a Special Advisor to the Commissioner of SARS (South African Revenue Service) and prior to that CEO of Old Mutual’s Wealth Management Division.

Non-executive Director: Ajay Chowdhury

Mr. Chowdhury is an experienced company director with particular expertise in digital media, digital retail, online and mobile industries. Mr. Chowdhury is currently Chief Executive Officer of Seatwave Limited, an online ticket sales marketing company. In addition, he is currently Non-Executive Director of the Department of Culture Media and Sport as well as the British Screen Advisory Council. Prior to this he was Executive Chairman of a multi-channel marketing Company, ComQi Group.

Technical Director: Jules Bean

Jules Bean is a software engineer and Head of IT at FairFX. His experience is with a number of Internet companies. He has a PhD in Computer Science.