Belfast Telegraph

UK bureau de change chain opens two Belfast outlets

By Emma Deighan

One of the UK's largest bureau de change firms has created nine jobs with the opening of two Belfast branches.

Both Eurochange outlets are located in CastleCourt Shopping Centre and mark the company’s first venture here.

The firm said it had plans to open more in other locations around Northern Ireland in the “near future”.

Managing director Giles Custerson said: “We’re delighted to open our first branches not only in Belfast but in Northern Ireland as a whole, which represents a new and exciting step forward for the business.

“CastleCourt has long been on our radar as a great location for our expert foreign exchange service so we are excited to finally arrive. We are pleased to have created nine new jobs in Belfast and look forward to welcoming customers into our new branches.”

Eurochange, which has been trading for over 40 years, handles more than 2.5 million customer transactions each year.

The firm said its arrival here “reflects the public’s desire for a quick, reliable and efficient travel money service”.

Eurochange was acquired by NoteMachine in 2014 and since then has opened an average of 30 new branches every year, including the expansion of its network in Scotland and Wales.

Following the opening of the Belfast branches the firm invested in Manchester, Corby and Norfolk.

It was also awarded the MoneyAge ‘Travel Money Provider of the Year’ award for two years running, 2016 and 2017. The firm’s two CastleCourt branches offer services including selling and buying back more than 70 currencies, multi-currency cash passport, travellers cheques, order online and collect in just 60 seconds, home delivery, international payments and more.

The stores bring the chain’s outlet count to almost 170.

It also increases its staff numbers to almost 700.

Belfast Telegraph

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