TransferWise is a money transfer service allowing private individuals and businesses to send money abroad without hidden charges. TransferWise lets expats, foreign students and businesses move money globally. The firm's pricing and operating model are a substantial departure from standard practice in the money transfer sector, providing customers with a lower-cost alternative to traditional means of moving money internationally. TransferWise was founded in London in March 2010 by Taavet Hinrikus and Kristo Kaarmann. Taavet was part of the small team that started Skype in 2003 and has recently worked with a number of startups as an angel investor and advisor. Kristo had a financial services background from Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Institutional investors include IA Ventures, Index Ventures, Seedcamp and Kima Ventures. Strategic angels include Virgin Group Sir Richard Branson and PayPal founder Max Levchin. TransferWise is licensed and regulated by the UK Financial Services Authority.
Crossing Borders - U.K. Fintechs Partner To Launch International Recurring Payments Service
Forbes - Nov 30, 2019
GoCardless partners with TransferWise to bring low cost currency conversion to recurring payments
TechCrunch - Nov 6, 2019
TransferWise's debit card launches in Australia, New Zealand
thepaypers - Aug 15, 2019
The Fintech Revolution: Who Are The New Competitors In Banking?
Forbes - Jul 30, 2019
TransferWise Launches U.S. Debit Card Customers Can Use Abroad
Forbes - Jun 26, 2019
TransferWise’s new debit card for the US fires the starting gun on a new war for travelers
TechCrunch - Jun 26, 2019
Bigger Than Banks: TransferWise Eyes Further Growth In Brazil
Forbes - May 24, 2019
TransferWise Valued At $3.5 Billion As Founders Sell Stake
Forbes - May 22, 2019
TransferWise now valued at $3.5B following a new $292M secondary round
TechCrunch - May 21, 2019
TransferWise keeps growing money transfers despite global turbulence
TechCrunch - Dec 6, 2018
TransferWise partners with Dutch challenger bank Bunq
TechCrunch - Nov 6, 2018
Here Are The UK Companies That Will Be Unicorns In 2019
Forbes - Aug 13, 2018
TransferWise adds US bank info for borderless payments
FX Compared - Aug 9, 2018
TransferWise, the 'Robin Hood' of payments, teams up with the sheriff
PaymentsSource - Jun 19, 2018
Bank of England Makes TransferWise The First Non-Bank To Become Member Of Faster Payments
Forbes - Apr 18, 2018
Transferwise backer venture capital firm Draper Esprit sees its value ...
City A.M. - Apr 16, 2018
TransferWise App Is a Great Way To Send and Receive Money Abroad
AppAdvice - Mar 28, 2018
TransferWise taps Betoota Advocate in hidden fee crackdown
AdNews - Mar 20, 2018
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- Kristo Kaarmann, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
- Taavet Hinrikus, Co-Founder & Chairman
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