Our Story
26 July 2019

Why did we create Privalgo? It's simple: we wanted to give people something that didn't exist before – a way to transfer currencies via the latest technology, coupled with great service and complete transparency.

We recognised that the foreign exchange market gave you a service-led offering or a digital-led one, but not both – and we knew that wasn't enough. So, we founded Privalgo, with a mission to humanise an industry that has traditionally been opaque.

Privalgo combines the human interaction of a traditional broker with state-of-the-art financial technology, plus the reassurance of no hidden fees or charges. And it doesn't matter whether you're looking to transfer £5,000 or £5,000,000 – you'll get the same service.

How We Got Here

Our company was founded by six friends and work colleagues with nearly a century of FX experience between them. The six – Stewart Blake, Daniel Biggs, Zeb Bham, Richard Chunn, Matthew Clarke and Hayden Lazarus – all shared a vision of wanting to create a new type of international payments business:

  • one that put the client first
  • one that combined the service element of a traditional broker service aligned with cutting-edge technology
  • one that put a FinTech spin on the sector, creating efficiency and synergies through investing in technology and automation.

'Privalgo is the amalgamation and application of many years of experience in the sector. All of the founders were frustrated in what the sector had become and set about to make some better for the client which would be predicated and scale efficiency, not just the pursuit of profit.

Our continued investment in technology allows us to provide the corner stones of our client ethos which is complete transparency and security. Further investment in these technologies will see a new era for the international payments sector and a community of Privalgo supporters emerge' - Daniel Biggs, Managing Director & Founder

What We Offer

We've identified a better alternative for clients looking for foreign currency exchange. A solution that leaves you in control.

Competitive rates, secure and advanced technology, and transparency at every step is the essence of Privalgo. We don't believe in hidden fees or charges, nor do we create special offers or limited-time deals.

Traditional financial institutions take a long time to react and change course, but at Privalgo we understand the importance of staying agile. Our commitment to offering what our clients need rather than a fixed service is one of our greatest strengths.

We're fully authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority, and with bank-level security, clients can open a free account in minutes.

Transferring funds worldwide should be simple – and with our uniquely transparent FinTech solution, it is.

'The foreign exchange market has traditionally offered either great service or the latest technology, but not both, but at Privalgo, we combine the two – that's our philosophy' – Zeb Bham, Director and Founder

Our Vision

We felt that people weren't getting the best value in the FX market, which is why we created Privalgo. We were determined to create a client-focused service, giving them complete transparency, and the ability to see the journey of their referral.

Excellence in international transactions backed by FinTech solutions is what Privalgo represents. Our mission is to continue to deliver exceptional service in every way and it's at the heart of what we do.

We want our clients to receive highly competitive foreign exchange rates with no hidden charges or unexpected costs. We also offer cutting-edge financial and regulatory technology that delivers a seamless client journey.

'Privalgo is all about family values – we nurture, train and support our team' – Hayden Lazarus, Brand & Marketing Director

Fintech Solutions

We’re not here to bamboozle you with complex descriptions or hide behind protocols. We want to make sure you understand every step of the process, and our technology allows you to do just that.

Our Client Portal provides a simple, intuitive platform to execute trades and payment, as well as being able to access reporting and trade history easily. It keeps your currency exchanges secure but also allows you to see every aspect – and it's available 24 hours a day.

You don't need to be a high-net-worth individual to experience the luxury of private banking with Privalgo. All our clients have access to the latest FinTech and personal relationship managers to ensure every transaction is executed securely, swiftly and cost-effectively.

'There is a clear gap in the market that rests between high-volume automated FinTech businesses, traditional banks and FX firms. Privalgo combines leading-edge technology with world-class service to deliver a compelling and unique proposition' – Richard Chunn, Privalgo Technology Director and Founder

We're proud of what we've created at Privalgo. We make currency transfers simple.

Our Story
26 July 2019

Why did we create Privalgo? It's simple: we wanted to give people something that didn't exist before – a way to transfer currencies via the latest technology, coupled with great service and complete transparency.

We recognised that the foreign exchange market gave you a service-led offering or a digital-led one, but not both – and we knew that wasn't enough. So, we founded Privalgo, with a mission to humanise an industry that has traditionally been opaque.

Privalgo combines the human interaction of a traditional broker with state-of-the-art financial technology, plus the reassurance of no hidden fees or charges. And it doesn't matter whether you're looking to transfer £5,000 or £5,000,000 – you'll get the same service.

How We Got Here

Our company was founded by six friends and work colleagues with nearly a century of FX experience between them. The six – Stewart Blake, Daniel Biggs, Zeb Bham, Richard Chunn, Matthew Clarke and Hayden Lazarus – all shared a vision of wanting to create a new type of international payments business:

  • one that put the client first
  • one that combined the service element of a traditional broker service aligned with cutting-edge technology
  • one that put a FinTech spin on the sector, creating efficiency and synergies through investing in technology and automation.

'Privalgo is the amalgamation and application of many years of experience in the sector. All of the founders were frustrated in what the sector had become and set about to make some better for the client which would be predicated and scale efficiency, not just the pursuit of profit.

Our continued investment in technology allows us to provide the corner stones of our client ethos which is complete transparency and security. Further investment in these technologies will see a new era for the international payments sector and a community of Privalgo supporters emerge' - Daniel Biggs, Managing Director & Founder

What We Offer

We've identified a better alternative for clients looking for foreign currency exchange. A solution that leaves you in control.

Competitive rates, secure and advanced technology, and transparency at every step is the essence of Privalgo. We don't believe in hidden fees or charges, nor do we create special offers or limited-time deals.

Traditional financial institutions take a long time to react and change course, but at Privalgo we understand the importance of staying agile. Our commitment to offering what our clients need rather than a fixed service is one of our greatest strengths.

We're fully authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority, and with bank-level security, clients can open a free account in minutes.

Transferring funds worldwide should be simple – and with our uniquely transparent FinTech solution, it is.

'The foreign exchange market has traditionally offered either great service or the latest technology, but not both, but at Privalgo, we combine the two – that's our philosophy' – Zeb Bham, Director and Founder

Our Vision

We felt that people weren't getting the best value in the FX market, which is why we created Privalgo. We were determined to create a client-focused service, giving them complete transparency, and the ability to see the journey of their referral.

Excellence in international transactions backed by FinTech solutions is what Privalgo represents. Our mission is to continue to deliver exceptional service in every way and it's at the heart of what we do.

We want our clients to receive highly competitive foreign exchange rates with no hidden charges or unexpected costs. We also offer cutting-edge financial and regulatory technology that delivers a seamless client journey.

'Privalgo is all about family values – we nurture, train and support our team' – Hayden Lazarus, Brand & Marketing Director

Fintech Solutions

We’re not here to bamboozle you with complex descriptions or hide behind protocols. We want to make sure you understand every step of the process, and our technology allows you to do just that.

Our Client Portal provides a simple, intuitive platform to execute trades and payment, as well as being able to access reporting and trade history easily. It keeps your currency exchanges secure but also allows you to see every aspect – and it's available 24 hours a day.

You don't need to be a high-net-worth individual to experience the luxury of private banking with Privalgo. All our clients have access to the latest FinTech and personal relationship managers to ensure every transaction is executed securely, swiftly and cost-effectively.

'There is a clear gap in the market that rests between high-volume automated FinTech businesses, traditional banks and FX firms. Privalgo combines leading-edge technology with world-class service to deliver a compelling and unique proposition' – Richard Chunn, Privalgo Technology Director and Founder

We're proud of what we've created at Privalgo. We make currency transfers simple.