Travelex founded by Executive Chairman, Lloyd Dorfman in 1976, from one small shop in central London. After the acquisition of Thomas Cook’s Global and Financial Services (founded in 1841) in 2001, Travelex has become the world’s largest retail foreign exchange operator with the world’s largest airport branch network – including the major gateways at London, New York, Hong Kong, Frankfurt and Sydney. Today, the Group has offices in 35 countries with over 700 retail stores and corporate relationships in over 100 countries spanning the globe, serving over 29,000,000 customers each year. in addition, we are also:
- the world’s largest non-bank provider of foreign exchange
- the world’s leading supplier of outsourced foreign currencyservices
- the world’s largest issuer of Visa travellers cheques
Since its formation, Travelex has evolved from being an innovative bureau de change operator into a dynamic, pioneering and diversified worldwide money business. Its wide variety of consumer and business services, together with its rapid growth and unique entrepreneurial culture, have provided the platform for the emergence of Travelex today as the world-leading company in its field.