Moneycorp partners with Scottish Chambers of Commerce to boost export trade

FOREIGN exchange and international payments specialist, moneycorp, is thrilled to be partnering with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, providing expert financial support to Scotland’s 12,000 Chamber members.

Moneycorp, international payments, and foreign exchange (FX) specialists have announced a partnership with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, which will provide 12,000 Scottish firms with access to specialist foreign exchange support from moneycorp’s Edinburgh based team. In addition, the collaboration will also open up support for smaller Scottish chambers, including those in the Highlands and Islands. 

The way we conduct business is changing. As Brexit and Covid-19 continue to cause market volatility, it is vital that businesses take a proactive approach in managing opportunities for growth and currency risks associated with international trade. moneycorp’s expert team and all-encompassing suite of FX tools will be a vital partner in helping Scotland’s firms to weather the storm, and providing expert guidance in accelerating Scottish businesses’ ambitions for growth on the international stage. 

Along with access to moneycorp’s experts, Scottish businesses will also benefit from competitive foreign exchange rates. Currently high street banks can charge Scottish firms up to £40 on every international payment made, negatively impacting on their bottom line. By partnering with moneycorp, Scottish Chambers of Commerce members will benefit from significant savings on transactions, free FX health checks for Scottish finance teams and corporate treasurers, and expert advice on hedging currency exposure.

Niall Handy, moneycorp’s head of sales for Scotland and Northern Ireland commented:

“This partnership is incredibly exciting and a key strategic move for Scottish businesses during these tumultuous times. One of the great advantages that we can offer businesses is that we have offices across the world, so our customers don’t just get global servicing, but also local insights. Having this access to local expertise will help defend Scottish profit margins and boost commercial returns.

“At moneycorp, we know the importance of the personal touch, we work closely with clients and our international network to support local businesses on the international stage. I’m very proud we’re going the extra mile, expanding locally to help our clients take a proactive approach to their currency strategy, creating opportunities for Scottish businesses.”

“Far too many firms fail to record FX costs as a line item, resulting in hidden charges being levied by most retail banks. We believe in absolute transparency and look forward to working with Scottish Chambers of Commerce to boost the global competitiveness of Scotland’s businesses.” 

Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce, added:

“Scottish Chambers of Commerce is delighted to partner with moneycorp. This partnership will provide a valuable service for the Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network and will strengthen our international trade offering. It will provide foreign exchange transactions, help and guidance based on comprehensive market knowledge and experience, as well as aid in reducing costs and risk for our members. We look forward to working with moneycorp to realise the benefits of this partnership for the Scottish business community.”

Today’s announcement supports Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s wider work with the Scottish Government to get businesses ready for Brexit. It will boost Scotland’s exporting performance through a range of international trade services and give direct support to the Scottish business community.

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