New chapter. New name.

Equals is a brand new chapter in a long running success story. We’re on a mission to make money management as simple as one plus one.

The future of FairFX
Over the last twelve years, as FairFX, we’ve helped over a million satisfied customers, move and manage their money.
Our focus on fairness and exceptional customer service has cemented relationships with both businesses and individuals, who have turned to us for help again and again. This means we have a very clear understanding of our customers’ needs, frustrations, hopes and ambitions. And this has led us to develop big ambitions of our own. We’re on a mission to use all our resources and ingenuity to make money as simple as possible for our customers, and to help them get more out of their lives. We’ve been doing more than foreign exchange for years, so it’s time for a name that reflects all that we’re doing and all that we’re building.
We’re on a mission to make money management as simple as one plus one.

And so, in 2019, Equals was born.

With intelligent technology, Equals aims to help you get more out of your money, your business, your holidays, and your everyday life. From travel money to money transfers, and business finance to expenses - we’re removing the headaches.

It’s your financial passport to the world. And your portal into a world of seamless simplicity, warm, personal service and solutions that are always ahead of the curve.

Our people

Our teams are based in London and Chester in the UK with over a decade’s worth of money management experience.We always have one thing in mind: how can we work together to make life easier for you?

Leading the charge to a better way

Co-Founder & CEO
Ian Strafford-Taylor
Before launching Equals, Ian was one of the founders of FairFX and was appointed a Director in 2007. As a Chartered Accountant, Ian has also held a number of senior banking roles at Morgan Stanley and UBS.
Chief Technology Officer
Dr Jules Bean
As a software engineer with a PhD in Computer Science, Jules is responsible for creating the proprietary platform that FairFX, and now Equals, runs on.
Chief Operating Officer
Matthijs Boon
Matthijs is running group operations to build Equals into a market leading money management business, with over 20 years’ experience in global finance businesses.
MD International Payments
James Hickman
James has over 20 years’ experience in currency markets and has set up several successful currency card programmes and a leading online money transfer platform.
Chief Information Officer
Andrew Phillips
Andrew leads the charge for Equals on systems integrations, security, technical governance and digital services with over 18 years' experience in finance companies from loans to payments to banking.
Chief Finance Officer
Tony Quirke
Tony has over 20 years’ experience in high-growth businesses, including 10 years in the fintech space with Kalixa and QMoney.
Group Finance Director
Richard Cooper
Richard joins the Board with extensive public market and growth company experience. He was the CFO of GVC Holdings plc, one of the world's largest sports betting and gaming groups.
MD Banking Services
Adam Rigler
Adam has nearly 30 years’ experience in the banking sector with companies such as Morgan Stanley and the Bank of Scotland.