We’re owners and partners in this business. That’s why we do so much more to provide outstanding service to our clients. Yes, it’s business, but business we care about personally. Since 2003, we’ve made it simple for over 150,000 people like you to transfer money. As an FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) authorised firm, we offer a broad range of financial services to major international corporations, accountancy and legal practices, funds and man co's, property developers – as well as private clients.

Our story

It all started in 2003. Since then, we've helped over 150,000 clients to move their money overseas. Take a look at our journey so far....

Global Currency Exchange Network founded

Two offices opened in Costa Blanca & Costa Almeria, Spain.

Office opened in the Algarve, Portugal

Dubai office opens

GCEN became an FCA Authorised Payment Institute (API)

Global Custodial Services Ltd (GCS) was founded and granted full client money permissions by the FCA

Turnover exceeds $1.4bn

Turnover exceeds $2.7bn

Office opened in Malta

Turnover exceeds $4bn

Employees become owners of the business via Employee Ownership Trust.

We onboard our first White Label Partner

Turnover exceeds $5bn

GC Partners becomes the new brand of GCEN and GCS.

Turnover exceeds $6.8bn

Global offices temporarily close and staff work remotely in response to Covid-19

Move to larger premises in Mayfair, London

Our new Direct Sales team is formed

Payments and FX turnover exceeds $7.5bn

Licenses granted and office opens in Hong Kong

The Leadership team

Martin Cox

CEO & Founder

Martin was an early pioneer within the foreign exchange industry after identifying a gap in the overseas property market back in 1998, whilst serving as a currency broker and then director of Currencies Direct.

Martin founded Global Currency Exchange Network Ltd (GCEN) in 2003 and since then has led the international expansion across mainland Europe and the UAE, with 6 offices in total.

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Martin Cox

CEO & Founder

In those 18 years since launch, over 150k clients have been successfully served and almost $7bn of foreign currency transacted last year.

As CEO of both Global Currency Exchange Network Ltd and Global Custodial Services Ltd, Martin led the merger of these two organisations and the launch under the new brand GC Partners in 2019.

Andrew Fundell

Chief Commercial Officer

Andrew is primarily responsible for commercial development and strategy within GC Partners and was promoted to the board of directors in 2017. With over 12 years’ experience working in the foreign exchange & payments industry, Andrew began his career at HiFX then moved on to the Cornhill Asset Management Group, where he progressed to running the FX desk.

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Andrew Fundell

Chief Commercial Officer
In addition to being responsible for growing revenues and profit, Andrew was also responsible for managing all banking relationships and internal & external systems. Before joining GCEN in 2013 to run the London office, Andrew spent a year with a fund to open a new FX desk, utilising their existing liquidity to provide FX services to larger corporate and institutional clients with a specific focus on hedging and asset purchase.

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