About Us

Who We Are

We are a global review and comparison service for the leading money transfer providers. iCompareFX delivers invaluable information to help individuals and businesses make the right decision with their money.

The traditional models, like the big banks, have high admin fees with more hidden in their poor exchange rates and outdated technologies, such as Telegraphic Transfers (TTs) or foreign wire transfers, which are costly and slow.

We aim to help businesses and individuals save money on fees by navigating the remittance provider options available within their country or region. Only the best are reviewed and compared offering you the easiest alternatives to transfer your money.

What We Do

iCompareFX can help you choose a the best international money transfer company through reviews and comparisons.


We provide leading edge reviews and breakdowns to help you understand and decide the right transfer provider for you. We understand it can be confusing at times as competitors can have similar offerings or might not operate in your country so we break down that information to make it easier. We have even put together specific country-to-country guides to help you find and choose the best foreign money transfer service for you or your business. Our review criteria includes our six scoring categories:

  • Personal Features
  • Business Benefits
  • Fees and Exchange rates
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Service and Supported Countries
  • Trust and Transparency

And to help your money transfer experience we even give you articles and FAQs to help guide you all the way!


We compare the leaders in the field in an easy table layout providing you with the best options. This saves you time and money by comparing:

  • Features
  • Fees
  • iCompareFX score
  • Transfer speed
  • Transfer options
  • Customer support
  • Trustpilot score
  • Offers, deals and coupons available to save you money
Why we do it - Our Mission and Vision

We do not want you to be ripped off by the traditional methods like the big banks when transferring money internationally. That’s why we live by our Mission and strive to our Vision.


To be the most trusted global money transfer comparison service, offering complete transparency so our customers get the best money transfer journey and rates.


To educate and influence the future of global remittance to reduce traditional foreign exchange costs and champion innovative service models.

Our Values

iCompareFX knows your money matters to you and by living our values we guarantee you our five values.


Most international money transfer comparison sites are highlighting price comparisons which are not accurate, and at best indicative, misleading the consumer. Not us. All our comparisons are based on factual information on fees, features, benefits, transfer times and ratings.

Customer focus

We want our customers to have the best user experience while giving the best options to move your money, whether it’s for personal or business. We know you are busy so want to save you time and money and address your individual requirements.

Leading edge information

We continuously review and compare leading international money transfer companies. The information we provide is a result of accurate, diligent ongoing research.

Staying at the forefront of technology

By addressing technological advancements in the realm of international repatriation of funds, we suggest alternatives to traditional methods. We tailor information specific to your geographic region so you always win.

Quality assurance

We only work with the leading money transfer companies in the world with no bias in our reviews or comparisons. We conduct regular ‘fact checks’ to accurately inform our customers of the best deals and latest offers. Our service offers impartial information for you to make the best decision for your situation and to save you money. We believe in iCompareFX so much, we use it ourselves!

Our Team
Gavan Smythe
Managing Director

Gavan started iCompareFX back in 2014 after discovering the easiest way to wire money internationally was through a specialist provider and not the big banks. Living an expat life across five countries, Gavan was feeling increasingly frustrated by the fees, length of time and bureaucracy of transferring money and thought there had to be a better way.

Working with global clients, he has become an expert in comparing money remittance companies. An ex-financial/IT nut turned entrepreneur, he reviews the best and cheapest providers available on the market.

Gavan’s expertise in comparing money remittance companies now lends him to being a leader in the industry driving new innovation and offering an enhanced service for all his customers.

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Liz Still
Customer Value Proposition Director

Liz is an accomplished senior consultant specialising in commercial strategy and partnerships across corporate, not for profit and philanthropy within the finance, IT, health and communications industries.

With a career spanning 25 years and global experience across five countries, her industry breadth delivers strategic outcomes to support an organisation’s Mission and Vision. These have included new revenue streams, enhanced brand and reputation, heightened customer value proposition and cost efficiencies.

Liz’s role in iCompareFX is to elevate its strategy to achieve its Mission and Vision. By living the Values, Liz drives the relationships and partnerships across the business.

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Ren Calago
Quality Assurance and Website Manager

Ren has worked as a freelance digital marketing consultant for the last decade and has worked across the cyber security, insurance and mortgage industries.

As the Quality Assurance and Website Manager, Ren ensures the quality of the information on the iCompareFX site is accurate and timely. This includes all the reviews, FAQ’s and comparisons that provides all of our customers with the best user experience and rates.

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External Publications

December 28, 2020
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December 2, 2020
iCompareFX is a global review and comparison service for the leading money transfer providers market. We cut through the confusion …
November 29, 2020
Identifying the hidden costs of international trading, which threaten the bottom line of businesses...
November 30, 2020
A discussion on payment gateway fees for international online sellers including revenue repatriation currency conversion...
November 11, 2020
There are a few ways SMEs can organise their preferred exchange rates with an FX specialist. One is to negotiate …
November 10, 2020
If SMEs want to save money in their foreign exchange, it is imperative they understand their current situation and risks, …
August 26, 2017
iCompareFX reviews and conducts in depth comparisons of top International Money Transfer companies. As providers can...