BIMA Awards

BIMA Advance Award for Startup of the Year winner 2018

Travel Money Club

by Travel Money Club

Project information

Travel Money Club is the brainchild of our Chairman, Don Clark, former founder and CEO of Torquil Clark Plc, a hugely successful wealth management business. Don simplified financial products, such as PEPs, ISAs, pensions and other investments. He became a prominent financial commentator, who campaigned with government and media against fat commissions and opaque charges on financial products, and was instrumental in bringing about the demise of those commissions and charges. Frustrated by poor value, plus the time and effort involved in organising currency for his own overseas trips, he wondered whether there could be a better way of doing things. And so, Travel Money Club was born. As founder of Torquil Clark Plc, Don refunded over £21 million in commissions and charges to clients. Travel Money Club brings the same unique ethos to the world of travel money.

Derek Taylor is a Non Executive Director and a highly regarded expert in financial and market training on subjects such as currency, derivatives, capital markets, risk and treasury training. He has worked extensively in the UK and overseas including New York. Derek is a frequent speaker on financial markets subjects all over the world, and is Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB), member of the Forex Association (ACI), and member of the Society of Technical Analysts (MSTA).

Martin Taylor (no relation to Derek) has spent 18 years in software development, working in mobile, web and desktop applications and systems integration. He built a highly successful software company specialising in social housing repairs and won a number of prestigious awards including DTI’s National Ecommerce Award, National Mobile Innovation Award, and The British Computer Society’s IT Professional Award. The business were also named Regional IT Champions in recognition of their mobile innovation. He joined Travel Money Club in 2016 and is Managing Director overseeing company strategy, IT development and operations.



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