TG Chats: A day in the life of Adrian Jacob of Currency UK

Adrian Jacob is Trading Director at Currency UK. He takes time out of a varied schedule to tell us about Currency UK’s mission for its clients. read more

March 21, 2017

TG chats: Boaz Zaionce of Covercy

Boaz Zaionce is Covercy’s co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer. He talks to us about challenges in money transfer, and what sets Covercy apart. read more

Feb. 28, 2017
Nick Kingsbury is TransferGuru's newest Advisor

An interview with Nick Kingsbury

Nick Kingsbury was our mentor while we participated in the Accelerator Academy last year. Week in, week out, he met with us to share wisdom he amassed over a career spanning three decades. As the accelerator programme drew to a close, it was only natural we asked him to stay on as an Advisor. Last month, we caught up to find out more about his background and plans for the future. read more

Feb. 15, 2017

Rent and save: TransferGuru meets Fat Lama

We love finding new ways to save money! Recently we met up with Fat Lama, the "AirBnb for stuff" to find out how renting can save money... and the environment! read more

Feb. 13, 2017

How 2017 will change the way you make business payments

At TransferGuru we enjoyed some valuable down time over Christmas. The only money transfer we did was of chocolate coins, but the time off did give us a chance to reflect on 2016 and think about the year ahead. read more

Jan. 5, 2017

Meet Eddie Harrison: TransferGuru’s newest Advisor

As you know, we’re pretty serious in the office about always learning new things to keep improving the service we deliver to you. And we’re not shy about asking wise people for advice. So we are very pleased indeed to introduce Eddie Harrison as TransferGuru’s Advisor… our Guru. read more

Dec. 21, 2016

9 ways to improve your international business payment solutions

Advance payments. Fees and Margins. Currency volatility. Hedging. Quotes. Stock funding. When did FX payments get so complex? read more

Nov. 15, 2016
money transfer and migration during the Great Famine

The Great Famine of Ireland

TransferGuru takes to the history books to find out about how remittance played a part in this story. read more

Nov. 1, 2016

One year old, one year wiser.

It’s been just over a year since TransferGuru launched its money transfer service. A lot has changed, and some important things haven’t. Co-founder Shreya looks back at the last 366 days… read more

Oct. 25, 2016

October treat: take a survey, win cash!

This October we're giving away £100 in cash. To be in with a chance to win, just take a quick survey. read more

Oct. 10, 2016

Keep on learnin’

We’ve been selected for the Accelerator Academy’s 15th semester! read more

Oct. 7, 2016

What is happening to remittances in Nepal?

The tide of money transfer to Nepal has changed in recent times, with potentially alarming consequences. read more

Sept. 26, 2016

Celebrating Seedrs success

We are thrilled to announce our recent crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs was a huge success. read more

Sept. 5, 2016

Ignorance, Infrastructure, Insanity - Talking transfers, tech and holding her own - An Interview with TransferGuru CEO and Co-Founder Shreya Hewett

Fresh from the success of her first conference - Hewett gave a speech at Oxford’s prestigious Holywell Manor Festival on the ‘The 40 billion dollar problem’ in finance - we sat down with the TransferGuru CEO to discuss the future of the project and her experiences as a woman in Fintech. Far from resting on her laurels, we found Shreya in a combative and thoughtful mood, and with plenty to say about where everything’s heading… read more

May 11, 2016

Anything you wish you knew about sending money home? Let us do the work.

Confused about corridors? Raging over remittance jargon? Or just sick of trawling the internet for hours to find a simple answer? read more

April 14, 2016

Remittance Stories: Koorosh from Iran

Welcome to Part Two of our Remittance Stories series: What do remittances mean to you? We spoke to Koorosh, from Iran, about the challenges he faced as an Iranian migrant, an international traveller and a father. read more

April 13, 2016

Remittance Stories: Abdul from Somalia

At TransferGuru we’re always going on about the importance of remittances – but there’s only one way to do it properly. Hearing from the people that use them. That’s why, following on from the success of our photo series, we’ve widened the net. We got in touch with people with interesting remittance stories and asked them to tell us what simple money transfers means to them. Now we can proudly present the first entry – Abdul, from Somalia. read more

April 4, 2016

People of India

Last week we were in Poland. This week we’re in a new country, India, to find out what people would spend the average saving of 1000 rupees on if they simply checked before they sent money home. read more

March 4, 2016

People of Poland

What potential people can unlock with a little extra each month? Last week we set off for Poland and teamed up with photographer Jacob Zanczak (Instagram: @qbulrfc ) to ask people there what they'd do. read more

March 1, 2016

TransferGuru hit Pinterest!

We have expanded our social media presence! read more

Feb. 22, 2016

Interview with TransferGuru Founder Omid Pakseresht – Part Three – The Team, The Project, The Future: TransferGuru

The final part of our three-part interview series with TransferGuru Founder Omid Pakseresht – stickiness, strategy and the story behind the start-up saving everyone from expensive money transfers. read more

Jan. 14, 2016

An Interview with TransferGuru Founder Omid Pakseresht - Part Two - The State of Fintech

After covering a hectic move to the UK, learning English by watching Friends and learn his trade selling biker clothing, Omid turned to his thoughts on UK fintech and the power of financial networking. An always fascinating vision of the future: Part Two of our sit-down with TransferGuru Founder Omid Pakseresht. read more

Jan. 13, 2016

An Interview with TransferGuru Founder Omid Pakseresht – Part One – The Road to TransferGuru

As part of our drive to build trust between our staff and you, the users, we sat TransferGuru founder Omid Pakseresht down for an interview about founding the company, how he got where he is and what the future is for Fintech. read more

Jan. 12, 2016

What a year ...

Last time we went home for Christmas there was no TransferGuru. read more

Dec. 24, 2015

Break it open.

Dec. 24, 2015

A Remittance Revolution, Or just business as usual? – How Fintech startups are changing the game for Sub-Saharan Africa

Remittance is a huge part of the global economy – this year it is estimated that up to 40 billion dollars worth of remittances will flow back into the African countries alone. read more

Dec. 9, 2015

How we want to help you - Thoughts on Trust, Awareness and what we’re going to do better

As part of my brief – to find interesting ways to talk about TransferGuru – I’ve put a lot of thought into why people might, or might not, choose to use a service. read more

Dec. 3, 2015

What is a Guru? — A meta-story of internet research, gurudom and a six hour twitter storm

Here at TransferGuru Towers I’ve pitched a lot of different blog topics. TransferGuru’s remit covers quite a lot and there are some great starting points — gender issues, inequality and fairness are all really important. read more

Nov. 27, 2015

Talk to us!

One month til Christmas…And we want to get giving! read more

Nov. 24, 2015

We’re expanding!

We’re expanding! You can now find us – wherever you are - from: read more

Nov. 19, 2015

Gender & Remittance Infographic

To celebrate the release of our first in-depth report into the global remittance game, we’ve put a few of the more startling finds in an easy infographic. read more

Nov. 17, 2015

The Unsung Heroes of Remittance – How does gender affect remittance flows?

There’s a growing realisation that there are some unsung heroes in the game of remittance. And it’s not just us that’s noticed it. The UN have. The World Bank have. Sociologists across the world have. Want to take a guess who we mean? read more

Nov. 12, 2015

Spotlight on India: What does Diwali look like in 2015?

Next week, more than 1 billion people around the world will be celebrating Diwali. From Hindus and Jains to Sikhs and Parsis it is one of the biggest events in the world, and one of the busiest times for sending money home. read more

Nov. 4, 2015

Thoughts of an excited co-founder: Should you compare every time?

Something amazing happened this week. A friend of mine used TransferGuru to compare the cost of sending money abroad, and reported back on how much he’d saved. Something I helped build helped someone! read more

Oct. 27, 2015

Online opinions to real progress: how quick internet reviews improve companies.

Technology has dramatically changed the processes of buying, selling and marketing. read more

Sept. 25, 2015

The price of privilege – how to bring the cost down

Diaspora is the term that refers to a large population moving away from their homeland, often without choice. read more

Sept. 1, 2015

Money makes the world go round, but high-fee MTOs won’t give it to you straight.

Money Transfer Operators are the companies through which migrant workers are able to provide for their families thousands of miles away. read more

Aug. 10, 2015

7 things Africa’s remittance super-tax could pay for

June 15, 2015

Remittance: the state of play

Remittance, sending money from a migrant person’s place of work to their home country, is the lifeblood of today’s global society. read more

June 12, 2015