Currencycloud gains ASIC licence to operate in Australia

Currencycloud, the experts in simplifying business in a multi-currency world,  have announced that they have been granted an Australian Financial Services (AFS) licence by the  Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). The granting of the licence means that  Currencycloud can now offer their full suite of services to Australian businesses. 

The granting of the AFS licence follows the appointment of Nick Briscoe as Country Manager,  Australia, in January of this year and gives Currencycloud the springboard to build the team and  ramp up customer support in-country. 

Currencycloud has some fast-growing clients in Australia but to date the services they have been  able to use have been limited to international payments only. Now those clients will be able to  provide customers with collections, management services and Currencycloud’s multi-currency  ewallet: Currencycloud Spark, which allows clients’ customers to pay, collect and hold more than 30  currencies in one account. 

Alex Prater, CEO for FX Corp, a Currencycloud client in Australia, commented: “With the expansion  of Currencycloud’s offering, FX Corp has been able to augment the range of currency capabilities it  provides to clients, particularly in minor and exotic currencies which have traditionally been  problematic to deal in. Add to this a user-friendly interface and the ability to easily track cross-border  payments, and Currencycloud offers a compelling value proposition which has assisted FX Corp to  offer a more complete range of services to its growing client base.” 

Nick Briscoe, Australian Country Manager at Currencycloud, said: “The fintech landscape here is  incredibly vibrant and highly sophisticated in its approach to both clients, and service providers.  Gaining our Australian licence puts us in a great position to support our existing Australian clients  and their ambitions, as well as work with other businesses across the country. 

Currencycloud is now actively recruiting for key hires across sales and operations

The Currency Cloud Limited is authorized by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 and the Payment Services Regulations for the issuing of  electronic money and the provision of payment services with FCA registration number 900199. In the US Currency Cloud operates in partnership with CFSB. CFSB fully owns the bank  program and services are provided by The Currency Cloud Inc. Currencycloud B.V. is authorized by De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) for the issuing of electronic money and the provision  of payment services with Relation number DNB: R142701. Currencycloud is not licensed in Singapore. Currencycloud has partnered with Xendit Remittance Singapore Pte. Ltd, who  offer all regulated cross-border money transfers services, as permitted under its licence, in Singapore. ©2022 Currencycloud Limited. The Currency Cloud name and logos are trade  marks. All rights reserved. 6804/0821 

About Currencycloud 

Banks, Fintechs and businesses everywhere can make bigger, better, bolder leaps with  Currencycloud, a Visa solution. 

Currencycloud gives businesses the capability to move money across borders, and transact globally  in multiple currencies, fast. Experts at what they do, their technology makes it easy for clients to  embrace digital wallets, and to embed finance into the core of their business – no matter what  industry they’re in. 

Since 2012, Currencycloud has processed more than $100bn to over 180 countries, working with  banks, financial institutions and Fintechs around the world, including Starling Bank, Revolut, Penta  and Lunar. Based in London with offices in New York, Amsterdam, Cardiff, and Singapore,  Currencycloud works with partners including Dwolla, GPS and Mambu to deliver simple, clear cross border infrastructure solutions for clients. They are regulated in the UK, Canada, US, the EU and  Australia, and were acquired by Visa in December 2021. 

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