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International Currency Exchange Confirm Plans For Canadian Expansion

January 27, 2015

International Currency Exchange (ICE)—one of the most established and respected retail currency exchange brands in the world—is expanding across Canada and Think Retail is excited to be part of the process. 
With 300 locations in 20 countries, the U.K.-based company has a strong presence in here in Canada, where it already has more than 50 locations coast to coast, in shopping centres, retail hubs and most major airports, including Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal, Ottawa, Victoria and Quebec City.

The plan to open at least six (6) more during the next 12 to 18 months, with a focus on super-regional shopping centres and street in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec. ICE is versatile, operating both kiosks (100 sq. ft.) and inline stores of 100 to 550 sq. ft..

Founded in 1973, ICE, a Public Limited Company, is owned by the Lenlyn Group and is a sister company to Raphaels Bank. It has a combined annual group turnover in excess of US$1.8 billion. 

ICE’s headquarters are in Piccadilly, London, however it has solid roots in Canada, having been Canada’s trusted foreign exchange specialist for more than a quarter century. 

ICE boasts a number of strong strategic partnerships here and in 2012 the company was named the exclusive foreign exchange partner of the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA).

Further, the company has built a reputation for offering an extensive range of major and exotic currencies that cater to Canada’s diverse and well-travelled population.
On the retail front, ICE is recognized for its award-winning and innovative branch designs, plus its popular Click & Collect service, whereby individuals or their travel agents can place currency orders by phone or online, to be picked up at the retail location of the customer’s choice.

In addition to currency conversion, ICE offers a number services, such as currency wires, money drafts, all kinds of cheques, money orders, travelers cheques and travelers GST returns. As well, some stores facilitate the sale of gold bullions, souvenir coins, Olympic coins and travelers insurance, while operating ATM bank machines.

For more information about this marquee brand, visit www.ice-canada.ca or contact the Think Retail team.