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1st Contact: 20 years of helping expats

by 1st Contact | Oct 07, 2015
  • It’s been 20 years since Reg Bamford started 1st Contact in the Arches at Embankment. This once small business has grown into a multi-national corporation with offices in London, Melbourne and Cape Town. Although we’ve grown a lot, we’re still helping expats get the most out of their lives in the UK by remaining fiercely client-focused.
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    The story so far…

    Since 1995, we have helped tens of thousands of expats with their visa, tax, accounting, forex and shipping and needs. It’s been an exciting and successful 20 years, but we’re only getting started.

    Here are some quick facts that prove we’re serious about helping our clients:

    • We have offices in London, Cape Town & Melbourne
    • 65% of our new business comes from word-of-mouth referrals from existing clients
    • Across all of our services we have 300 000 clients on our books
    • We have serviced over 1 million clients across all product lines and processed over 700,000 international money transfers since 1995
    • 1st Contact is now the largest tax agent in the UK
    • We have over 250 staff worldwide, dedicated to helping expats set up their lives in the UK, Australia and South Africa

    If you’re thinking about moving to the UK, or if you are already there, we can help you get the most out of your time there. Visit our website for the full range of services we offer.

    We are a professional services company that specialises in cross-border financial and immigration advice and solutions.

    Our teams in the UK, South Africa and Australia can ensure that when you decide to move overseas, invest offshore or expand your business internationally, you’ll do so with the backing of experienced local experts.

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    South Africa

    Cape Town

    Regent Square
    Doncaster Road
    Kenilworth 7708 +27 (0) 21 657 2120

    Durban

    25 Richefond Circle
    Ridgeside
    Umhlanga 4320 +27 (0) 31 536 8843

    United Kingdom

    Croydon

    One Croydon
    12-16 Addiscombe Road
    Croydon CR0 0XT +44 (0) 20 7759 7514

    Australia

    Melbourne

    9 Yarra Street
    South Yarra
    VIC 3141 +613 (0) 8651 4500

    Sable International is a trading name of 1st Contact Money Limited (company number 07070528), registered in England and Wales. We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK (FCA no. 517570), the Financial Services Conduct Authority in South Africa (1st Contact Money [PTY] Ltd - FSP no. 41900) and hold an Australian Financial Services Licence issued by ASIC to deal in foreign exchange (1st Contact Group - AFS Licence number 335 126).

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