About Eris FX
Who are we?
We’re Eris FX, an independent currency exchange platform specialising in large international payments, based in Leeds and operating since 2006.
We serve businesses and individuals needing to move sums of money overseas for all sorts of reasons ranging from buying property, repatriating profits or transferring pensions.
We believe in three things:
Why are we different?
We’re the only company to show customer exchange rates and charges live and streaming on our website. Our unique software which allows us to track the market exchange rate every second. This means that our customers get up to an astonishing 28,800 different exchange rates every day.
The reason we can do this is because we’re so confident about our exchange rates that we’re happy to publish them for everyone to see.
Our charges and prices are completely transparent so you can always see how we’ve calculated your rate and you can compare it to any other provider in the marketplace. In mystery shopping exercises or in comparisons with other currency brokers we are consistently extremely competitive.
We don’t have any dealers or salespeople so there’s no incentive for them to negotiate with you to get themselves the most commission; with Eris FX what you see is what you get.
When you want to carry out your currency exchange, you’re in control. You can use our simple online platform with its live chart and real-time automated price updates to decide exactly when and at what price to lock in your rate.
Once you’ve done that, the rate won’t change. We automatically buy the currency to order from the wholesale market so there’s no risk to us, and it’s there waiting for you as soon as you pay us.
We believe passionately in putting the customer at the heart of everything we do. We are an advocate of complete price transparency and consumer choice. So much so that our founder and CEO, Helen Scott, has been made a prestigious Ambassador of the globally renowned Transparency Task Force.
Helen has worked hard over the last five years with regulators and trade bodies to change the way that the currency market works. She has been instrumental in having misleading marketing messages removed from the industry, such as currency converters which display unachievable exchange rates. She is now backing the movement to bring proper price transparency to the industry so that consumers will be able to shop around and compare prices as easily online as they do for any other goods or services.
Helen is one of the very few female CEOs of an FCA-authorised payment services firm. And we’re the only one based in Leeds, the UK’s rapidly growing second financial services city after London.
Our team has exceptional skills in IT and a wealth of industry experience from the institutional FX markets. We include older workers and people with disabilities, such as dyslexia. Over 50% of our employees are women.
We’ve got interests ranging from football refereeing to tango dancing to babysitting grandchildren. We all have shares in the business, which means we’re passionate about making it the best we can.
If you have any further questions, please get in touch or visit our FAQ page.
“Eris was the Greek Goddess of disruption.
She played an important role in the events that eventually led to the Trojan War. All of the Olympians had been invited to the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, who would become the parents of Achilles; however, Eris was not invited, due to her inclination to cause discord.
As a means of revenge, Eris dropped the golden Apple of Discord into the party, which had the words To The Fairest One inscribed on it. Hera, Athena and Aphrodite started quarrelling over who the apple should be given to, so Zeus appointed Paris, Prince of Troy, as the person to solve the dispute.
The goddesses offered Paris various gifts, but he eventually picked Aphrodite, who promised him the most beautiful woman in the world; Helen, wife of Menelaus, king of Sparta.” Eris- Greek Mythology