2015: A Big Year For CurrencyFair
Now that we’ve reached the end of the year, the entire team at CurrencyFair would like to thank all our customers and supporters around the world for their wonderful support.
It has been a busy year as we’ve gone about making it even easier to quickly and safely send money to another country at low cost.
In fact, at time of writing, our lovely customers have transferred over €2,600,000,000, saving a total of €152,000,000 in the process (according to our calculator on our homepage).
Here are a few highlights from what has been a big year for everyone involved with CurrencyFair.
Customers got their hands on the new CurrencyFair app and loved how easy it makes the process of sending money abroad.
— The Next Web (@TheNextWeb) September 23, 2015
CurrencyFair got involved with Dreamflight for the first time. Dreamflight is a wonderful organisation “that changes young lives through taking children with a serious illness or disability on the holiday of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida.”
We introduced a series of short new helpful videos that expain how CurrencyFair works and how it benefits people and businesses around the world. The video on why CurrencyFair is so much cheaper than banks was particularly popular.
Product improvements continued thick and fast thanks to feedback from customers and the hard work and expertise of our engineering and product teams. Improvements now being enjoyed include deposits in Australian accounts via BPAY, deposits by Irish debit cards, streamlined transfers, faster identification for new customers, and more.
A cross-section of CurrencyFair staff put their minds and energy to the test as they competed in the innaugural Techies4TempleStreet charity event which brought together the technology community as they raised funds for a local children’s hospital.
Helpful content published by CurrencyFair continued be shared by people around the world. Curious about the cost of a romantic night out in different cities across the globe? Check out our popular cost of a date infographic. While you’re busy exploring, you might enjoy the European food guide too. There’s always lots of helpful and interesting information available to you on the CurrencyFair blog.
Lots of fun was had during our 5th birthday celebrations. We even managed to get two lucky customers into the act by awarding them €5,000 to share for being ongoing members of the CurrencyFair community. Like to know more about our birthday celebrations? Take a look behind the scenes with this video and infographic.
As always, we experienced the highs and lows of currency fluctuations. The Swiss Franc’s dramatic fall was particularly startling.
Good news spreads quickly and 2015 saw more and more press coverage of the enourmous savings and convenience offered by CurrencyFair to people who would normally have been stung by their banks. The Guardian, the Financial Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, and many other news outlets around the world covered the story of CurrencyFair’s rise.
There was plenty more press coverage and general discussion around CurrencyFair’s positive fundraising round which was aimed at helping to capitalise on the expanding new sector of peer-to-peer currency transfer, and enhance and expand CurrencyFair’s existing currency corridors.
During the Web Summit, we hosted two fantastic parties in the new CurrencyFair office in Dublin. The first party had a Fintech theme and included a special interview with international economist, David McWilliams. The second party had an international tech theme and featured a special stand-up comedy gig from expat comedian, Jarlath Regan.
We won another award. CurrencyFair were awarded the prize for Best Online Customer Service / Online Retention Campaign. We’re very proud of this award as our aim is to provide the best possible customer experience.
In December, we opened a new competition: Share And Win Flights – have you entered yet?
There’s been so much more that has happened here at CurrencyFair but it’s enough to say that we’re having a wonderful time helping our wonderful customers save money and take back control from the big banks.
Thanks to everyone who has supported us along the way and here’s to another even better year in 2016!