Case Studies

Smart Currency Business takes pole position

By Smart Currency October 24th, 2012

It may sound like a dream come true – hosting classic car rallies through beautiful landscapes in Europe surrounded by just the thrum of powerful engines and the chatter of fellow car enthusiasts – however without the capacity to make international currency transfers with ease, it could become a logistical nightmare.

This was the conundrum faced by our client before they discovered Smart Currency Business. With over 25 years’ experience in the field between them, the father and son team formed a company that offers bespoke and pre-arranged driving tours to the world’s finest motoring events.

They explained what they do: “We specialise in car tours and rallies to historic events– all of which are based in Europe, mostly in France but we go out to Spain, Italy and Portugal as well. The most recent tour we went on was Le Mans Classic. I put together the itinerary to the event, all the routes, the hotels, tickets and hospitality -we take care of everything”.

Prior to being recommended the services of Smart Currency Business, they had enlisted the help of a private bank to make their international currency transfers: “When I look back and compare the service that we received there with how easy things are after signing up with Smart Currency Business, things don’t even come close. The rates we were offered before were terrible and an extortionate fee was added on to every single transaction”.

After becoming increasingly exasperated with their bank, they decided to act upon a recommendation he had received from a business contact.  They contacted Smart Currency Business, and after speaking to the team about the services they could provide, were quick to sign up.

“We’ve been using Smart Currency Business’s services since around April this year. We signed up just in time, with such a busy schedule and sometimes up to 90 people on our tours it is absolutely essential that we can transfer sterling into euros or Swiss francs and make payments to our suppliers quickly and easily. I’m pleased to say that they service that we have received from day one has been nothing short of exemplary”.

“It’s the ease of use that really appeals to us. After the initial sign-up we were assigned Siobhain as our personal trader. She is fully aware of how we operate and what is important to our business. After a quick call with her, she will let me know the rates and then the transfer is made. It’s the ease of use that is the main appeal to us – the fact that I can be anywhere in the world and the process is still seamless. This is what has led us to recommend Smart Currency Business to friends, clients and contacts”.
For more information, get in touch with the team at Smart Currency Business, contact us on 020 7898 0500 or email