What is a scheduled exchange?

Scheduled exchanges are the unique mechanism by which we are able to achieve mid-market rates of exchange. By using peer-to-peer technology and aggregating our client’s requirements into one exchange we can optimise the opportunity to match currency and deliver the best possible rate for all involved.

Here’s how we do it:

Step one: clients transfer funds into their segregated Freemarket escrow account

The nature of the scheduled exchange requires us to operate a pre-funded model, as this is how we are able to match our clients’ currencies – achieving mid-market rates. This means that client’s must transfer the required funds in their entirety prior to the scheduled exchange taking place.

Customer transfer overview

Step two: clients book their payment order via the platform

After the exchange procedure is complete, you let us know whether you want to buy or sell, the currencies you want to use for the transaction, and where you need the funds allocated. You will then be included to the following exchange that is scheduled.

Booking exchange instruction overview

Step three: The scheduled exchange takes place

Depending upon the currency pairing and demand we operate exchanges at periodic intervals throughout the day, with a minimum of one scheduled exchange at midday.

We aim to achieve mid-market rates as often as possible, for as many participants as possible. If your funds are wholly matched with other participants, you both achieve the mid-market rate. If an exchange is incompletely matched, you benefit from our market buying power. We pass on the institutional rate from our network of global banks onto all parties and provide a true banking as a service.

Step 3 overview

Step four: we pay out to your nominated beneficiary

That's it; we transfer the transferred funds to your chosen bank account.

Contact us

We're available Monday to Friday, 9am to 17:30pm. Contact us by email on support@wearefreemarket.com or phone 0203 393 2709.

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