About GreenShootsFX

An FX partner focused on providing a fresh approach to international payments: competitive pricing, streamlined and transparent payments chains, access to more currencies in more countries and dedicated support, all underpinned by leading-edge technology, integrity, and expertise.
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About GreenShootsFX

Our Story

Born from the idea that regional community banks, credit unions and other businesses, both small and large, deserve a fresh approach to international payments and collections, GreenShootsFX provides their clients (exporters and importers alike) with a range of solutions designed to support all of their cross-border FX needs, from global collection accounts to first-class bulk payment capabilities to forward contracts with flexible terms.

Averaging more than 25 years of experience each, this group of like-minded, client-centric FX specialists, understands that not all businesses have the volume needed to demand FX payment services from, or negotiate better rates with their bank or credit union.

It should come as no surprise, therefore, that the services GreenShootsFX offers focus on improved pricing, access to more currencies and countries, a new level of transparency and control, enhanced risk management and robust client-account security.

Underpinned by an award-winning online platform designed by Currencycloud, GreenShootsFX is dedicated to helping its clients grow and strives to be the one-stop-shop for all their payment needs.

Our Team

Mark Ridley DipFSM, CertICM

Managing Director & Co-founder

Mark began his career at NatWest Bank in London, England in 1991. Since then, he has held various transaction banking roles at a number of global financial institutions including Nordea, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank. Most recently, Mark worked for BNY Mellon as North America Regional Head, Treasury Services.

Throughout his career, Mark has partnered with an array of clients, providing them with the global FX payment solutions that best met their needs. Clients have included corporates of varying sizes and in various industries, banks, credit unions, broker-dealers, asset managers and insurance companies.

Mark is a firm believer in the valuable role that community financial institutions and small to mid-cap businesses play in their local economies. He co-created GreenShootsFX specifically to offer these organizations a fresh approach to international payments – one that delivers competitive pricing, ease of use and greater transparency.

In 2015, Mark and his family moved permanently to the United States, settling south of Boston. He became a US citizen in 2018.

When he’s not responding to clients or obsessively checking FX rates or tinkering with spreadsheets, Mark can be found spending time with his family, playing golf, hitting the beach, walking the dogs or cutting the grass.

How It Works

If you don’t have the volume needed to negotiate better FX rates with your bank or credit union, or if your financial institution is not able to offer you FX payments or at a great rate, GreenShootsFX can help.

Our FX flow ensures we receive near-market rates from multiple liquidity providers. We can then offer you tight pricing on your transactions, which equals substantial cost savings for your business. Our cutting-edge technology streamlines and shortens the payment chain, enhances risk management, improves transparency and keeps your funds safe and secure. Our dedication to first-rate client service ensures you get the solution you need and the attention you deserve.

Simply register for an account with GreenShootsFX to take advantage of all that we offer. Rest assured, you don’t have to move all of your business to do just some of your business.

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Open a free online account quickly & easily with no obligation to trade.

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Receive Your Welcome Email & Call

We’ll activate your account and send you login details. We’ll also provide a tutorial on how to use each service.

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Secure a Great Rate

After you have logged in and have selected the currency you wish to transfer we’ll provide you with an excellent exchange rate.

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We Take Care of the Rest

Once you’ve entered the beneficiary information online we’ll ensure a timely payment.

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Payment & Flow

Global payments made the right way. You’re likely not aware your bank is sending payments in a convoluted fashion, via many intermediaries.

We have made it our mission to send your payments directly to the beneficiary bank, when possible, and without deductions so the beneficiary’s bank receives funds in full.


GSFX Online

Your one-stop-shop for international payments with a secure authentication log-in feature.

Whether you want to manually input a single payment, or upload bulk payment files, or would rather choose seamless API integration with your ERP or TMS, our online system makes it easy.

  • Convert money across currencies
  • Switch balances between all currency accounts
  • Manage your FX risk
  • See your currency balances, statements & executed payments
  • Retain beneficiary information for future transactions
  • Set up multiple levels of approval and authentication
  • Beneficiary validation tool – saves time and money
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Working with GSFX

When you work with GreenShoots FX, you will experience the following:

Network security

There are dedicated systems in place to protect against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks as well as man-in-the-middle attacks where the use of reputable registrars to protect against domain hijacking and “phishing” attacks are in place. The platform undergoes regular penetration testing and has protection in place against common vulnerabilities like code injection attacks and cross-site scripting attacks.


All network traffic is encrypted at a transport level and confidential information is encrypted at rest. We use best practices in terms of encryption key storage and security.

Information security

The platform and operational security is certified under ISO/IEC 27001:2013, the international best practice standard for Information Security Management Controls which is independently audited. We also comply with best practices and regulations pertaining to the management of personal data under the UK Data Protection Act (DPA), as well as the upcoming European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Strong access control

Our platform provides a role based, hierarchical security model with two-step authentication and multi-factor authentication for sensitive systems. All access is logged and audited for suspicious behavior.

Sanctioned Countries

We take our regulatory responsibilities very seriously. In line with our current anti-money laundering policy and sanction screening requirements, we cannot receive funds from, or send money to, the following countries:

  • Belarus
  • Crimea
  • Cuba
  • Donetsk region of Ukraine
  • Iran
  • Kherson region of Ukraine
  • Libya
  • Luhansk region of Ukraine
  • Myanmar
  • North Korea
  • Russia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Venezuela
  • Zaporizhzhia region of Ukraine

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