Meet the team

We have a multinational team of Aussies, Kiwis, South Africans, Poles and even the odd Brit. Our dedicated brokers in the UK and South Africa work across multiple times zones and are always happy to assist you with any query you may have.

We can talk high level forex, but can put it in layman’s terms if you need us to. We’re passionate about what we do and we put our clients at the heart of our business.

Find out a little more about the brokers and client liaisons you’ll have the pleasure of getting to know when you use our service.


Our global forex team

Andrew Rissik

Group International Director

Andrew grew up in South Africa, where he was schooled at Michaelhouse after which he completed his education at the University of Stellenbosch.

He served as an officer in the South African Navy before completing his management training with the McCarthy Group.

He established a company that facilitated the investment of UK client money into the emerging South African property market. He successfully sold his interests before being appointed to head up Sable International's forex team.

Andrew is a keen sailor who has competed internationally and spends many weekends away either sailing or enjoying the outdoors with his wife and two children.


Our South African forex team


How it all began

Forex services were traditionally provided by the high street banks and larger money transfer agents, but we knew that we could do better. Money transfer services are just one of the many hundreds of services that banks offer and let’s be honest, it’s impossible to master them all.

We were right. For more than 20 years, first as 1st Contact Forex and now as Sable International, we’ve built a business out of refining and mastering the money transfer service. To date we have over 60,000 registered clients and do over 140,000 transactions per year.

Our goal was, and is, to give clients the ability to transfer money internationally, from anywhere and at any time.

Whether you want to transfer your savings home, bring your savings back, send money to loved ones, pay off debt  or invest offshore with expert advice, we can help.

We also help small and medium-sized businesses transfer funds internationally.

Whatever your foreign exchange needs are, we’ve got you covered.

We’re accredited across the world

The security of our clients’ funds is especially important to us. We’re registered with HM Customs & Excise in the UK as a money services business (registration number 12148630).

We meet all the required capital and liquidity requirements and stand under the financial controls and “know your customer” policies and procedures of our corporate bankers. All client funds are held in designated client money bank accounts with our corporate bankers.