Currencies Direct

January 04, 2005 12:26 ET

Currencies Direct offers Foreign Exchange at cost for Tsunami Charities


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JANUARY 4, 2005 - 12:26 ET

Currencies Direct offers Foreign Exchange at cost for
Tsunami Charities

LONDON, ENGLAND--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 4, 2005) -

PRESS RELEASE

The overwhelming generosity of the British public in the wake of the
Tsunami disaster has prompted Currencies Direct to offer a special
not-for-profit service to charities transferring money to the stricken
region.

Money is donated to charities in pounds sterling and may need to be
transferred to foreign currencies to pay for relief work and other
supplies in the area. Determined to make sure that money collected for
the region is not lost through low exchange rates, bank fees and
charges, Currencies Direct have offered to carry out all foreign
exchange during January for charities at cost, as well as waiving the
usual transfer fee, regardless of the amount that is being sent.

Currencies Direct provide commercial foreign exchange services to
individuals and businesses alike, transacting thousands of foreign
currency transfers abroad each month. In addition to their
not-for-profit service for charities, they'll further donate Pounds
Sterling 5 to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) for every transfer
made by their customers in January. The DEC is the umbrella organisation
which co-ordinates the UK's national appeal in response to major
disasters overseas.

Any charity wishing to send money to the region should contact
Currencies Direct on 020 7813 0332.


Notes to editor

Currencies Direct was the first UK-based foreign exchange company to
challenge the dominance of banks, offering individuals and SME's the
commercial exchange rates previously only available to large companies.
Today it is one of Europe's largest commercial foreign exchange
providers.

Competitive exchange rates coupled with a friendly, professional service
and up-to-the-minute market information has gained Currencies Direct an
outstanding reputation in servicing the overseas property, emigration
and corporate markets.

For further information please contact: Suzanne Sullivan, Marketing
Manager on 020 7611 1541 or email suzanne.s@currenciesdirect.com


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