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09.06.2016:

Richard Branson has launched "Voom"; a nationwide hunt for the best startup companies. CEO Sacha Zackariya was interviewed to discuss how ChangeGroup has grown and the future of financial technology. Download the podcast on iTunes (search for Chan... [ read more ]



31.03.2016:

We are very proud to have won this outstanding GOLD accolade for the customer service excellence the ChangeGroup team in Dusseldorf International Airport has consistently delivered to the millions of German and International passengers. Here is the y... [ read more ]



17.12.2015:

ChangeGroup is very proud to announce that it has received a prestigious award for its Diversity and Equal Opportunity. Here is an article that appears in the latest edition of AI Global Magazine: (Sacha Zackariya CEO) We really pride ourselves... [ read more ]



23.07.2015:

Dr Mohamed Zackariya-Marikar passed away peacefully on 12 July 2015. Originally of Kapuwatta, Sri Lanka, Chairman and co-founder of ChangeGroup PLC, Winner of the Queen's Award for International Trade, generous benefactor, dearly loved and missed... [ read more ]



16.06.2015:

Currency Stream, a provider of real time multi-currency FX technology is pleased to announce a long term partnership with ChangeGroup Plc, the leading provider of foreign currency services and international payments in 11 countries across Europe, Asi... [ read more ]



29.05.2015:

ChangeGroup the leading provider of foreign currency services and international payments in 11 countries across Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America has built an innovative ATM capability which offers extensive Multi-Currency capability with a mark... [ read more ]



29.05.2015:

ChangeGroup is pleased to announce the opening of our first branch in the city of Oxford in South East England. Renowned for its history and heritage, Oxford is the 52nd largest city in the UK and is one of the fastest growing and most ethnically... [ read more ]



29.05.2015:

Today marks the highly anticipated publication of Corporate LiveWire’s 2015 Innovation & Excellence Awards’ Winners Guide. This publication is the culmination of an extensive 12 month search and Corporate LiveWire takes great pride in publishing ... [ read more ]



24.11.2014:

We are proud to announce that TCG France managed to get the maximum rating G3 ++ with the Banque de France. This note expresses our excellent ability to meet our financial commitments over 3 years.... [ read more ]



01.07.2014:

ChangeGroup is delighted to have won "International Bureau de Change Group 2014". This Acquisitions International accolade, which was voted for by a global network of expert M&A professionals, advisers, clients, peers and industry insiders (totaling ... [ read more ]



16.05.2014:

ChangeGroup is proud to have been accepted as a member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the worlds largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative. The aim of Global Compact is to promote Human Rights, Labour, The Environment and Anti-... [ read more ]



26.10.2013:

Regents University has just launched a report to which leaders such as Peter Sutherland (Chairman of Goldman Sachs), Lord Simon of Highbury (former Chairman of BP) and ChangeGroup's CEO Sacha Zackariya have contributed. The report highlights the pow... [ read more ]



05.04.2013:

On 5 April 2013, ChangeGroup reached an extraordinary milestone in its 20 year history; we completed our 25th million transaction! The landmark occasion occurred at our Twins Arrival unit in our London Luton Airport operation. The lucky customer w... [ read more ]



06.12.2012:

On CNBC, our CEO Sacha Zackariya talks about the great benefits that incoming tourists and business visitors have brought to the US economy www.cnbc.com/id/100279919... [ read more ]



01.11.2012:

You will have seen the news of Hurricane Sandy hitting New York and the mass destruction and disruption that it caused. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected. I am pleased to say that all our people in New York are safe, although ma... [ read more ]



18.06.2012:

Yesterday in the Sunday Times Newspaper, Visa admitted "there are a number of issues outside our control that may affect consumers’ and retailers’ ability to use their cards in the short term”. It seems that whilst Visa will be able to reporgramm... [ read more ]



25.05.2012:

In the last ever episode of Glee our Madison Avenue branch was featured. The multi award winning show holds the Guinness Book of World Record for the largest number of Hit Single Songs. www.fox.com/glee As it is the last episode and everybody’s l... [ read more ]



21.05.2012:

For the second consecutive year The Change Group France obtained the maximum score of 3G++ issued by the Banque de France rewarding the excellent financial health of our company according to strict European criteria.... [ read more ]



01.04.2012:

On the 2nd April, 20 years ago, we opened our first ever branch at 174 Regent Street, London opposite Hamleys Toy Shop. This was a remarkable beginning for a truly remarkable company and the journey we have all travelled has been a long and exciting ... [ read more ]



01.02.2012:

This month is the 1st anniversary of our branch opening in the prestigious department store, Harrods. The branch has been a great success this past year and has exceeded all expectations. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Harrods... [ read more ]



09.01.2012:

ChangeGroup has won the exclusive contract for currency exchange services at Dusseldorf Airport in Germany. Opening in January 2012 this is a important addition to the existing European and German expansion of our multi-award winning company. We are ... [ read more ]



14.11.2011:

We are pleased to announce that our latest branch in Sweden has now opened. Our second branch is situated in Gamla Stan at Västerlånggatan 31. We hope it will be a great success.... [ read more ]



08.08.2011:

Our second branch, in partnership with The House of Fraser Group, opened at the Victoria department store on the 8th August. We are located on the second floor and we are confident that this unit will be a valued addition to the Group.... [ read more ]



04.07.2011:

Big changes are being made to our travel money online website in order to make it friendlier and more efficient for you, the customer. Our excellent pricing structure and service has already made it into the Sunday Times newspaper, where we were name... [ read more ]



01.06.2011:

It gives us great pleasure to announce that we have opened our first unit in Sweden! For many years ChangeGroup has been one of the largest foreign exchange providers in the Nordic region. It is fabulous news that we can now serve both Swedish people... [ read more ]



28.05.2011:

ChangeGroup France obtained the maximum score of 3G++ issued by the Banque de France rewarding the excellent financial health of our company according to strict European criteria. Norbert Lill, Managing Director for CG France says "This underscore... [ read more ]



04.04.2011:

ChangeGroup is proud to announce that, on behalf of all customers, partners, and staff, the Board of Directors and Shareholders unanimously approved a decision in early March, to donate 3% of the group’s profits to charities each year. The charit... [ read more ]



17.03.2011:

SUNDAY TIMES HSBC TOP TRACK 250 The Change Group is delighted to announce that we are featured in the Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 250 league table of Britain's biggest mid-market private companies. We are proud to have achieved 62nd place in the le... [ read more ]



24.02.2011:

After the 6.3 magnitude quake in Christchurch, NZ yesterday, CG pledges support to tourists and staff caught in the turmoil. ChangeGroup operates 6 branches in Christchurch and a total of 15 across New Zealand. Many tourists were caught by surpris... [ read more ]



07.02.2011:

We are excited to announce the launch of our new branch in the most prestigious department store in the world- Harrods. To celebrate we will be offering Reward points for any transaction over £250, with 250 points for Green tier card holders and 500 ... [ read more ]



03.02.2011:

February 3rd, 2011, Brussels, Belgium ChangeGroup has been named one of the fastest growing companies in Europe based on outstanding profits, job creation and turnover, according to Europe’s 500. The annual ‘European Growth Summit’, hosted by ... [ read more ]



02.09.2010:

The Change Group's CEO quoted in the Financial Times Optimism in the Baltics as trio shows signs of recovery The Financial Times, By Andrew Ward Published: June 14 2010 18:30 | Article Extract: .........“Estonia has benefited from its ... [ read more ]



05.06.2010:

BRITISH SPIRIT ENSURES ANNUAL MAYCATION WILL GO AHEAD DESPITE ONGOING TRAVEL CHAOS - Top-selling currencies revealed - Get the best deal on travel money to make the pound go further Despite the fact British half-term holidaymakers are currentl... [ read more ]



04.06.2010:

HOW TO MAKE EASTER TRAVEL MONEY STRETCH FURTHER With Easter city break bookings on the up compared to previous years*, yet Sterling remaining at near-historic lows, holidaymakers planning a trip abroad will be looking at how they can make their tr... [ read more ]



02.03.2010:

BEWARE USING YOUR NEW VISA DEBIT CARD ABROAD, GET TRAVEL MONEY ONLINE BEFORE YOU GO With the UK’s biggest high street banks currently switching customers from Maestro to Visa debit cards, travellers could be in for a big shock when they use their ... [ read more ]



22.10.2009:

The Change Group is delighted to announce that yet again they have featured in the Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 250 league table of Britain's biggest mid-market private companies. We are proud to have achieved 72nd place in the league, improving cons... [ read more ]



21.08.2009:

The Change Group Helsinki OY is pleased to announce that Finavia has awarded it the tender to provide foreign currency services at Helsinki Vantaa Airport. The company will take the contract over from Nordea Bank and Travelex on 1st September 2009,... [ read more ]



29.07.2009:

The Change Group is pleased to announce the opening of a new branch in Bremen Airport on Tuesday 14th July 2009. The unit, located in Terminal E at the Ryanair check in area, adds to the Group’s already extensive European network and is the second G... [ read more ]



15.07.2008:

We are very pleased to announce that Executive Director, Sacha Alexander Zackariya, will become Chief Executive Officer of The Change Group International Plc at 12.00hrs BST on Wednesday 9th July 2008. Over the past sixteen years The Change Group ... [ read more ]



10.06.2008:

London Luton Airport has awarded its currency exchange contract to The Change Group, the company took over the contract on the 1st April 2008. The Change Group will join International Currency Exchange in the provision of foreign exchange services a... [ read more ]



29.01.2008:

Infratil Airports Europe is delighted to announce it has reached agreement with The Change Group to provide passengers with currency exchange services at Glasgow Prestwick Airport and Lübeck Airport. The company was appointed from a shortlist of p... [ read more ]



31.10.2007:

The Change Group is proud to annouce that in this week's edition of the Sunday Times, we have risen to position 119 in the Top Track of Private Companies. "This is a wonderful accolade and one we can all be proud of." says Sacha Zackariya, Executive ... [ read more ]



11.10.2007:

The Change Group is pleased to launch its new website. Over the past 2 years The Group has undergone a significant rebranding process, refitting many of its bureaux world can be found in prestigious locations in many of the world's most notable ci... [ read more ]



07.12.2006:

The Change Group International Plc (TCG) has become the world’s first foreign exchange provider to offset all carbon emissions from its global business flights. This latest programme to help tackle climate change forms part of the Group’s corporate a... [ read more ]



05.04.2011:

The Change Group Australia Pty is pleased to announce the opening of our latest bureaux in Sydney International Airport on Wednesday 1st August 2006. The Change Group, which has been operating bureaux at Australia’s busiest airport for the past few ... [ read more ]



03.05.2006:

The Change Group is proud to announce that Her Majesty The Queen has been graciously pleased to approve the Prime Minister's recommendation that a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category should on the 21st April 2006 be confe... [ read more ]



09.10.2005:

The Change Group International Plc joined the Sunday Times Top Track 250 list of the UK's largest private companies, coming in at position 143. "For us this is a major accolade and a testament to the efforts of all our people worldwide." Says Dr ... [ read more ]



28.12.2004:

WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW to provide disaster relief to those most affected by the tsunami that hit Sri Lanka and much of South-East Asia the day after Christmas. It has displaced over 1million people and killed thousands. The Tree Foundation is on s... [ read more ]



14.10.2004:

The Change Group is proud to announce that it has taken over the operations of Singapore Exchange New Zealand for an undisclosed sum. The transition which will include the rebranding of all branches is expected to take a couple of months.... [ read more ]



10.07.2003:

The Change Group's Chairman, Dr. Zackariya-Marikar has been nominated as finalist at the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” awards. Sponsored by the London Stock exchange, UBS Bank and The Times Newspaper, it is a major achievement, and a g... [ read more ]



13.05.2003:

The Change Group is proud to support The Tree Foundation, helping poor people in less-developed countries to become self-sufficient and independent through education and training.... [ read more ]



14.04.2003:

As the downturn in travel leads to redundancies and route reductions across the airline industry and the travel sector generally, one small UK-based firm appears to be defying gravity with improved results from airport retailing, continued investment... [ read more ]



04.04.2003:

In the hard-hit travel sector one UK-based company appears to be defying the downturn, with continuing investment in both acquisitions and its own new branch openings. With a London headquarters staff of just eight people directing operations in s... [ read more ]



11.03.2003:

The Change Group International plc is featured this month in the ACI Europe magazine, which carries an interview with Group chairman Dr M Zackariya-Marikar ("Zacky"). ACI Europe, based in Brussels, Belgium, represents the interests of over 450 airpor... [ read more ]



07.03.2003:

"Zacky" Marikar, chairman of The Change Group International plc, has challenged the convention by which airports tend to restrict head-to-head competition between rival money-changing operations. In an interview to be published in the ACI-Europe maga... [ read more ]



09.02.2003:

The Change Group International plc has announced a very rapid turnaround at Monex, the Estonia-based network of Bureaux de Change, recently acquired from Hansa Bank. After only three months of trading under Change Group ownership, Monex turnover has ... [ read more ]



19.10.2002:

The Change Group International plc has acquired Monex, the Estonia-based network of bureaux de change, from Hansa Bank, the leading Baltic banking group. Though the bank had struggled to make Monex a profitable part of its operations, The Change Grou... [ read more ]



11.09.2002:

The Change Group International plc has announced that it will introduce what it believes to be a unique Intranet approach, combining business operations with people management and development. Building on the success of their Intranet-based busine... [ read more ]



05.05.2002:

Now you see it - now you don't! Unable to find just the right street-front location for a new branch, The Change Group International showed its usual innovative flair by noticing that a parking garage in an ideal spot was only used at night. N... [ read more ]



11.03.2002:

The Change Group International plc has put all its country managers round the world "on line", with the introduction of a new, Intranet-based, business reporting suite. This has streamlined reporting methods for the managers and allows directors and ... [ read more ]