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
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.
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 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.