Our History



1992
Opened our first branch in Regent Street London in March. In April we opened our first branch in Copenhagen, Denmark.



1994
Opened our first branch in Helsinki, Finland. 3i Plc the Venture Capital Group invests.



1995
Opened our first branch in Vienna, Austria in a joint venture with Raiffeissen Bank. Received the “Ambassadors for London” Award. Opened our first branch in Reykjavik, Iceland.



1997
Opened our first branch in San Francisco, USA.



1999
Opened our first branch in 42nd St, New York, USA.



2000
Opened our first branch in Sydney, Australia for the Olympics.



2002
Opened world’s first laser guided moving branch. Won the tender for Sydney International Airport. Acquired 16 branches from SwedBank in Estonia.



2004
Acquired 5 branches from Singapore Exchange in New Zealand.



2007
Acquired 8 branches from Global Exchange in Paris and 17 branches from Interforex in Australia & New Zealand.



2008
Won major airport concessions in a competitive bidding process at Luton, Belfast, Cardiff, Prestwick, Lübeck and Bremen. Also opened in BAA, Baltimore Washington Airport.



2009
Won the exclusive concession for Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.



2011
Harrods branch opened, Dun & Bradstreet and the EU Parliament recognises ChangeGroup in the European Top 500 Job creating companies.



2012
Opened 6 branches in Düsseldorf International Airport. ChangeGroup served record numbers as London hosted the Olympics. Purchased a strategic shareholding in FTT Global.



2013
Launched ATM business in existing Bureaux and VAT refund services at major branch in Bicester Village.



2014
Voted Global Bureau de Change Network of the Year by M&A International Magazine. Extended Düsseldorf and Helsinki-Vantaa Airport contracts.



2015
Our Chairman and Co-founder, Dr Zackariya-Marikar passes away. Branch network expanded and ChangeGroup ATMs goes live in five European countries and the US. DCC services through FTT launched. Acquired branches from MoneyShop in the UK.



2016
Brexit vote in UK. Divested our stake in FTT Global. Opening ATMs in Spain, Ireland and the south of France. Opening branch in SNCF Nice.



2017
Opening Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris. Opening branches in Spain. Celebrating our 25th year anniversary.

3i - International investors in Private Equity, Infrastructure & Debt Management
Raiffeisen Bank International
Sydney International Airport
BAA
Helsinki International Airport
House of Fraser
Harrods
Vienna International Airport
Dusseldorf International Airport
Bicester Village