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‘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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.