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How to move your business abroad

How to move your business abroad

With Article 50 triggered and Brexit looming, many business owners may be considering moving part or all of their business abroad. Needless to say, there is potential for a move like this to be hugely beneficial – but also for it to be damaging if unsuccessful.

5 tools to automate running your business

5 tools to automate running your business

Automation has become ubiquitous in many aspects of our lives, both personally and professionally. It’s now possible to automate anything from receiving a notification when you leave the fridge door open, to sending an email with a map to where you’ve parked your car (come on, we’ve all been there).

What is a Scheduled Exchange?

What is a Scheduled Exchange?

By now most of our readers will be familiar with the concept of Scheduled Exchanges – they are the unique mechanism by which we are able to achieve mid-market rates of exchange. By using peer-to-peer technology and aggregating our customers’ requirements into one exchange we can optimise the opportunity to match currency and deliver the best possible rate for all involved. Here’s how we do it.

The smarter way for charities to save £50 million a year

The smarter way for charities to save £50 million a year

In our latest customer case study, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council explained why they choose freemarket for their foreign transactions – with efficiency and cost savings being among the main drivers. Unfortunately for many other charities, lack of transparency continues to result in millions being lost in exchange costs.

Tips for paying international invoices

Tips for paying international invoices

In a globalised world, it’s more important than ever for SMEs to take advantage of the benefits available through importing and exporting. That being said, it can be overwhelming when confronted with the myriad laws, regulations and pitfalls associated with taking a business global.

Show me the money

Show me the money

If you’re a regular reader of our blogs, you’ve probably heard us mention our fixed fee of 0.2% one or two times – and for good reason – it’s incredibly low and constant, an offering that isn’t available elsewhere in the market.

5 apps to drive greater business efficiency

5 apps to drive greater business efficiency

Open any app store and you’ll find hundreds (if not thousands) of apps proclaiming to make your life easier, and running your business less stressful. But how do you identify the real deal from the imposters? We’ve put together a list of 5 efficiency-driving apps that we use daily and which – like freemarket’s online FX platform – genuinely do save time and boost business efficiency.

Export Guide: Getting started

Export Guide: Getting started

Last month the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) revealed that despite Brexit – and the imminent prospect of Article 50 being triggered – demand for UK-manufactured goods rose to a two-year high.

Aquaculture Stewardship Council: sustainability educator, happy customer

Aquaculture Stewardship Council: sustainability educator, happy customer

In recent years, we have become more aware of what and how we consume than ever before. Many of our friends, colleagues and family members are opting for a more planet-friendly vegetarian or vegan diet, whilst those of us who remain carnivorous attempt to responsibly source meat, fish and dairy as best we can.

New currency added: Japanese Yen

New currency added: Japanese Yen

JPY is the newest addition to the growing list of currencies we support and for which we achieve market-leading rates on behalf of our customers.