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Is this the end of late payment of SMEs?

Is this the end of late payment of SMEs?

The government’s announcement that it will be appointing a small business commissioner to tackle late payment of SMEs shines much-needed light on an unfair culture that sees smaller companies exploited – and often sent under – by larger clients.

The biggest banknotes in the world

The biggest banknotes in the world

When we talk about the ‘biggest’ banknote in the world, we could be referring to any of several characteristics, some of which are quite illuminating about the way currencies work.

Currency War! What is it good for?

Currency War! What is it good for?

Newswires are alight with speculation that the brand spanking new President of the United States is loudly blustering his way into currency wars with China, Japan and possibly even Germany.

How big is a 75% saving on your FX fees?

How big is a 75% saving on your FX fees?

You can save up to 75% on your FX fees by using freemarket for your international payments and currency exchanges. Maybe it’s difficult for FX customers to envisage just how considerable a 75% reduction can be…so we’ve put together this handy list of tangible, real-world examples.

Bad Advice and Good Alternatives

Bad Advice and Good Alternatives

MPs are currently pressuring HBOS owners Lloyds Banking Group to compensate small businesses victimised in a fraud made possible by two corrupt former employees.

Naturally-occurring currencies

Naturally-occurring currencies

Before now, we’ve taken a look at edible currencies, soiled currencies, emergency currency, beautiful currencies and straight-up bizarre currencies. Basically, we are big fans of currency, especially when exchanging yours for a low and mutually beneficial 0.2% fixed fee.

FX Providers’ Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed: Part Three

FX Providers’ Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed: Part Three

Small businesses and entrepreneurs lose billions every year to hidden charges on their currency exchanges and international payments, and must navigate a litany of psychological tactics intended to frighten them into unfavourable rates every time they get a quote.

FX Providers’ Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed: Part Two

FX Providers’ Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed: Part Two

Regular readers will be aware of the vast sums SMEs lose to FX providers on currency exchanges and international payments (£4.1bn a year at last count). In the second of a three-part series, we’re looking at some of the methods less scrupulous providers use to furtively gouge money from their customers.

FX Providers’ Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed: Part One

FX Providers’ Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed: Part One

Regular readers will be aware of our pathological commitment to transparency and clarity around our terms and conditions. We perform your FX transactions and international payments for a fixed 0.2% fee at a highly competitive wholesale rate. That’s it: nothing more, nothing less.

#FaceXchange 3: Another Face in the Wall

#FaceXchange 3: Another Face in the Wall

Welcome to our third collection of banknote-themed lookalike gifs (first here, second here), with which we obliquely imply that we are excellent at currency exchanges by demonstrating how good we are at exchanging faces on currencies.