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Athlete Sinead Diver announced as CurrencyFair brand ambassador

April 28th 2020 - Dublin, Ireland - CurrencyFair, the leading FX marketplace and global payments platform has welcomed elite distance runner Sinead Diver as their brand ambassador.

Originally hailing from county Mayo in Ireland but now based in Melbourne, Australia, Diver has had a meteoric rise after only starting her journey in the sport in 2010 while on maternity leave with her first son. Since then, the mother-of-two has become renowned as one of the most celebrated long-distance runners competing for Australia.

Sinead’s impressive results include finishing in first place at the 2018 Melbourne Marathon and fifth at the 2019 New York City Marathon, and now, her sights are firmly set on the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

"Sinead’s inspiring journey reinforces our belief that there’s an advantage in doing things differently," says Lisa Turnbull, Head of Brand Marketing at CurrencyFair.

"For over a decade, we’ve been providing our customers with a simple, low-cost alternative to traditional banks. By challenging the status quo, we continue to provide bank-beating money transfers on any device at any time, without compromising on service or support," Turnbull adds.

In fact, challenging the status quo is in CurrencyFair’s DNA.

CurrencyFair was founded as a challenger to traditional banks over a decade ago by a group of expats looking for a low-cost, simple way to move money across borders. Now a global brand, CurrencyFair offers low-margin FX rates in up to 20 currencies and low-cost international money transfers to over 150 countries.

Coincidentally, both CurrencyFair and Sinead are marking ten-year milestones this year. Around the same time that Sinead began her running career - CurrencyFair launched as Ireland’s leading FX provider.

"In 2010 as the founders of CurrencyFair started building the business into the brand it is today, Sinead began training for her first competitive event," says Paul Byrne, CEO of CurrencyFair.

"To counter the banks’ extremely expensive costs of making international foreign currency payments, our platform launched with the goal of empowering our customers to choose their own FX rates on our unique peer-to-peer marketplace and access rates traditionally reserved for large businesses and brokers. By thinking outside the box, the team at CurrencyFair continuously find innovative ways to utilise smart technology to democratise foreign exchange.

"Both CurrencyFair and Sinead’s career continue to reach new heights as we enter a second decade of challenging the status quo," Byrne concludes.

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Notes to the editor:

About CurrencyFair:

CurrencyFair is an international money transfer and payments platform focused on providing the best available exchange rates and experience for a global community of customers who need to send money and make payments overseas.

Since its establishment, CurrencyFair has securely traded over €10 billion (or currency equivalent), with their customers making savings of over €260 million (or equivalent).

CurrencyFair’s unique peer-to-peer model and secure, state-of-the-art technology, raises the industry standard in designing technology-led foreign currency services for web, IOS and Android use. The company has offices in Ireland, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

To learn more about CurrencyFair, visit our website or follow @CurrencyFair on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Media contact:
Elaine Mc Callig

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