COG - KEY PEOPLE
OVER 30 YEARS COMBINED FX AND BUSINESS EXPERIENCE
We at Currency Online Group aim to take the FX online delivery service by storm and provide customers with a service that outperforms all of our rivals.
Our business model is simple but very effective; we offer unbeatable rates, transparency and great customer service, which is being backed up by our rapidly growing 5-star reviews from our customers.
We are a young, dynamic, forward-thinking team of entrepreneurs and are determined to make COG the best FX company in the UK.
COG was founded in early 2016 by CEO and Founder Paul Brewer. By then Paul had already gained seven years worth of experience in the FX sector, helping grow his previous firm into one of the leading FX providers in the UK.
He has a vast knowledge of the industry, but his key skills lie in business and product development. He used this expertise to create Currency Online Group and has not looked back since.
Greg Collins was employed after 4 months of trading, as Head of Operations. Greg had previously worked with Paul and brought with him a huge understanding of the FX industry and excellent customer service skills.
Recently Paul was also joined by a former colleague and good friend James Colvin, whom himself has over 9 years’ experience of management with the FX industry and compliance.
Our newest member, Natasha Haywood, has been appointed for her skills in business development and knowledge in the International Payment sector.
Since its inception, COG has grown rapidly and the trend looks to continue as it looks to develop exciting new FX products in the near future. COG plans to be the number one place to come for all of your FX requirements.
We are governed by HM Revenue and Customs as a Money Service Business (MSB registration no. XDML00000100454)
MEET THE TEAM
CEO and Founder Paul Brewer has a wealth of knowledge in the FX industry, business development and product management. He founded the company after 7 years of helping to grow a London based MSB chain into one of the leading FX providers in London and the UK.
After acquiring the skills and knowledge that were necessary to start his own company, he decided it was time to move on.
His clear vision for COG was to take everything online. This has allowed COG to grow rapidly since its birth and enables it stick to the underlying philosophy of reducing costs and passing those savings onto the customer.
Director and Co-owner James joined COG mid-2017.
James has over 10 years’ experience in the FX industry and was a major influence in the rapid growth of one of London’s leading Bureau De Changes before moving to COG. His entrepreneurial drive persuaded him to recently partner with his long-standing friend Paul Brewer at COG and the business has gone from strength to strength over the past year.
James’ skills lie in organisation and leadership after many years of managing a team of 20 plus staff. James was also the MLRO at his previous firm for 3 years and with so many rules and regulations within the MSB industry, now has a good eye for risk control.
James’ passion lies in helping others and has been involved with charities most of his life. The past 7 years have seen James help contribute to the growth of Tilinanu and more recently Love Support Unite (LSU), who work with communities in Malawi to help lift them out of poverty using sustainable models by integrating education, health, nutrition, and enterprise. James takes regular trips to Malawi to help and witness first-hand the positive impact LSU is helping to create.
James has linked his passion and business together and now COG has become a donation vehicle for LSU, with customer’s having the option of making donations to the charity on every order that goes through the website. The target to grow the business exponentially means there is great potential to raise a lot of awareness and money for this great charity organisation.
Experienced Business Development Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in negotiation, FX hedging, business planning, sales, and foreign exchange (FX) options. Strong business development professional.
Greg Collins joined the COG team early in its development and has helped enhance and maintain its progression ever since.
With a background of 6 years working within the FX industry and having travelled greatly and lived abroad himself, Greg brings a unique set of skills and knowledge to his role as Head of Operations.
In this position, Greg oversees much of the day to day goings on at COG and ensures our customers' experience is as smooth and hassle-free as possible.
27th April 2019
Very efficient service used buy back currency great rate and had the bank transfer whilst I was waiting would definitely use again
27th April 2019
Sold 75,000 Yen and was quoted a very good rate. Easy process and received a better rate than that quoted!
26th April 2019
Second time of using COG and just as good. Smooth transaction, regular updates and great rates.
26th April 2019
Simple, safe & very good value. Saved over £200 than Post Office exchange
26th April 2019
Good rates communicated very well throughout the process and gave good advice Definitely use again for buying and selling