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23 February 2018

Music Business UK

Music Business UK and Centtrip music present: The Legal & Accountancy 50

Music Business UK is launching an exciting new project in the British marketplace in partnership with global payments and currency specialists Centtrip Music.  The Legal & Accountancy 50 will recognise professional excellence in two of the most vital service areas for artists in the UK industry.

07 February 2018


EFM’s Expert Ronny Munster on Digital Finance, Open Banking, Connectivity and Data Sharing – with Informed Funding

Great event last night with Informed Funding and Workspace Group on “Digital Finance and the Growing Business – Open Banking, Connectivity and Data Sharing – Opportunities and Threats”, an evening seminar at Club Workspace in Kennington Park, London. Constant improvements in digital connectivity and access to data are transforming the way businesses can and increasingly should, operate. In no other area is this more important than in finance – yet the majority of SMEs are slow adopters, through lack of awareness, skills and a good pinch of mistrust!

09 October 2017

Music Business Worldwide

Centtrip Music backs the A&R Awards in association with Abbey Road Studios

Currency exchange specialists Centtrip Music are supporting The A&R Awards in association with Abbey Road Studios on the evening of November 1 in London. The company will sponsor the Management Company award at the UK-focused ceremony.

‘A lot of artists in the old days were bullied. And I hate bullies.’

MBW’s World’s Greatest Managers series profiles the most successful and exciting artist managers on earth. This month, we’re delighted to kick off with Bill Curbishley – the legendary British founder of Trinifold, best known for his work with The Who and Judas Priest as well as his deep involvement with the incredible Teenage Cancer Trust charity. The World’s Greatest Managers is supported by Centtrip Music, the currency exchange specialist which helps artists, managers and music businesses obtain an optimum currency exchange deal.

MBW launches World’s Greatest Managers Series, supported by Centtrip Music

Music Business Worldwide is launching a new monthly series of special features profiling the most successful and exciting artist managers on planet earth.  ‘The World’s Greatest Managers’ will be supported by Centtrip Music, and follows on from the recent introduction of MBW’s popular ‘World’s Greatest Songwriters’ feature.

27 March 2017

Music Business Worldwide

ie:music deploys Centtrip Music to save on FX costs for Robbie Williams tour

Earlier this month, Centtrip Music founder & CEO Tony North told artist managers – via MBW – that his company could help them turn their backs on “financial institutions that have been overcharging the music industry for years”.

It appears they listened.

15 March 2017

Music Business Worldwide

Artist managers are missing out on millions by over-relying on big banks

The music industry now operates in a global marketplace. Artists, managers and content owners are becoming increasingly sophisticated at servicing international fanbases – with whom it has never been easier to create viable commercial relationships.

07 November 2016


Starling Bank co-founder Mark Hipperson resurfaces at Centtrip

Centtrip today announces the appointment of Mark Hipperson as Chief Technology Officer and Executive Board Director. Mark leads technology and digital strategy and also product build at Centtrip, an established high-growth FinTech firm that offers consumers and businesses a unique proposition in buying and selling currency and making international payments.

Centtrip Named as Pioneers in New Statesman’s Investment Guide

Centtrip is aimed at the higher-end individual traveller and business market. It offers access to the live currency market at the true interbank rate and its multi-currency prepaid cards have exceptionally high limits – it claims to have had real success in the luxury yachting, HNW and Global Music touring sectors. Centtrip’s set load fee on the way in is 0.5 per cent, which can reduce dependence upon annual volume.

New research reveals increase in FX spreads on debit and pre-paid foreign currency cards

New research(1) from financial services research company, reveals the average foreign exchange spread on debit, credit and prepaid currency cards when buying Euros is 2.44%, 2.21% and 2.82% respectively.  The corresponding figures in January 2015 were 2.42%, 2.4% and 2.59%.

23 May 2016


Top 10 Most Promising London Startups In 2016

It’s no secret that after the dust cleared following the collapse of the financial crisis, it was the FinTech sector that began to secure a foothold in the financial industry. One of the many FinTech firebrands that is surely set to continue the disruption is Centtrip, a London-based FinTech startup shaking up the foreign exchange market in a big way.

14 May 2016

This is Money

Centtrip launches international bank-to-bank payments with spread-free exchange rates

Currency business Centtrip, which launched in January last year with a prepaid MasterCard, is launching international bank-to-bank payments with spread-free exchange rates.

Centtrip’s Global Currency Account: sea change for finances

A new global currency solution could both revolutionise and simplify currency exposure, bank payments and day-to-day expenditure for yacht managers and owners. The Centtrip Global Currency Account provides instant access to the live currency market, at spread-free exchange rates, as well as the ability to make payments worldwide and manage one or more multi-currency prepaid MasterCard® cards.

Centtrip to focus on European private jet sector in 2016

Global currency business Centtrip has announced plans to make the UK and wider European private jet market a key focus in 2016, providing it with access to the live currency market and real rates of exchange, and improving the way private jet owners and operators buy their foreign currency.

Global currency business Centtrip to focus on the private jet sector

Global currency business Centtrip has announced plans to make the UK and wider European private jet market a key focus in 2016, providing it with access to the live currency market and real rates of exchange. Given the size of the private jet sector and its reliance on the foreign exchange market, the company is aiming to help improve the way private jet owners and operators buy their foreign currency.

02 March 2016

The Daily Telegraph

Money: Ask a Money Expert

I plan to buy a property in Spain and need to transfer the deposit in the next few months. What can I do to make sure I don’t get stung by the exchange rate then?

02 February 2016

Wales Online

British music artists like Adele and Coldplay behind 30% of the world’s best selling albums in 2015

British artists such as Adele and Coldplay were behind nearly a third of the world’s best selling albums in 2015

New analysis from global currency business Centtrip reveals 30% of the 40 best selling albums worldwide in 2015 belonged to British artists, selling a staggering 33.5 million copies combined.

08 February 2016


Which UK Artists Sold The Most Albums Worldwide In 2015?

New research from global currency business Centtrip has shed light on the sales figures of UK artists last year, finding that 30% of the best-selling albums worldwide in 2015 belonged to British artists, selling an amazing 33.5 million copies combined. The Brits, it appears, are alright.

07 February 2016

The Daily Telegraph

UK artists sell a third of top 40 best-selling albums worldwide

Adele, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith helped secure a booming year for the UK music industry in 2015, with British acts responsible for a third of the top 40 best-selling albums worldwide, according to new research.

22 January 2016

The Independent

Pre-paid currency cards are a cheaper alternative to credit and debit cards

With thousands of winter holidaymakers heading for the ski slopes in the coming weeks, here’s a reminder of the charges you could face when using your plastic abroad.

Debit and credit cards can be a cheap and convenient way to pay in the UK, but the fees overseas mean it’s worth finding a lower-cost alternative before you travel.

21 January 2016

City AM

Best and worst ski currencies: Head to Canada or Norway’s slopes to get the best value for your pounds, but avoid Sweden and the US dollar

“Planning a ski holiday? Choosing the right slopes can make a difference to the tune of hundreds of pounds.

If you want your holiday pounds to go furthest, avoid the US and Sweden – but those heading to Canada and Norway will be far better off.”

04 November 2015


Afex partners with Centtrip to launch currency prepaid Mastercard®

Afex, one of the world’s largest non-bank providers of global payment and risk management solutions, has partnered with multi award winning prepaid card and e-money business Centtrip, to launch its Afex CurrencyPass Prepaid Mastercard and e-money account.

17 July 2015

The Independent

How to avoid costly debit or credit card charges on overseas trips

As we approach the holiday season, with millions of families set to travel overseas, now is the perfect time to review the cards in your wallet to see what they’ll cost you to use when you’re away.

City Spy: Howzat for a signing? Ben Stoked at forex bat partnership

Tony North and Brian Jamieson, the millionaire entrepreneurs behind previous forex firms Schneider and HiFX, have lost no time in spotting an Ashes opportunity for their new travel money venture Centtrip: they’re sponsoring the bat of England all-rounder Ben Stokes.