SMEs urged to consider reducing uncertainty as Brexit approaches

Posted on the 23rd March 2017

Cambridge FinTech firm, Money Mover’s overseas payments service gives small and medium sized businesses the chance to secure their upcoming foreign currency costs for up to six months as Article 50 looms.

Online overseas payments service based in Cambridge, Money Mover, today urges Britain’s SMEs to consider reducing uncertainty surrounding their foreign currency transactions by ‘locking in’ an exchange rate for their upcoming overseas payments.This comes as the House of Lords passes the EU Withdrawal Bill, which allows the Prime Minister to trigger Article 50, expected to happen next week.

Money Mover’s payments service, unlike most banks, gives SMEs total transparency over the cost of their overseas payments before they make the transaction. In addition, by aggregating payments, Money Mover gives SME customers access to better wholesale foreign exchange rates as well as the ability to secure the price of their overseas currency payments for up to six months – a service the established institutions typically only offer to large corporates.

Hamish Anderson, CEO of Money Mover, says: “Britain’s small businesses are facing unprecedented levels of uncertainty in light of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union. Many small British businesses make invoice payments, pay salaries and manage their treasury accounts overseas. Money Mover’s service gives these firms the ability to eliminate some of the uncertainty they face by locking in rates for their payments for the next six months.”

Money Mover was established three years ago, with a mission to overcome the lack of transparency and high costs that small businesses face when making overseas payments through established banking methods. They wanted to give SMEs access to the wholesale rates and services that the largest companies benefit from and to cut, what they felt, were unnecessary fees and charges.

The online service, which uses the latest digital technology, is clear and easy to use. Backed by significant investment capital, the business has grown rapidly, and is part of the PWC ‘Future of Work’ programme.

Hamish continues: “Our aim is to empower SMEs to make informed decisions about currency exchange and global payments. By giving full and upfront information about the cost of a transaction, Money Mover can help SMEs free up capital set aside to cover uncertainty, and ultimately help them expand their businesses, employ more people, and deliver greater value to the economy.”

Money Mover’s research shows that for a business making 12 payments a year of £50,000, their service could save them £17,580 as well as give them more certainty for the next six months.

SMEs wanting to find out more about Money Mover’s service and features should visit or telephone 01223 928030.