Barrhead Travel adopts SCL’s forex technology

Leading Scottish independent travel agency chain Barrhead Travel has started using new automated foreign exchange technology.

SCL’s UltraPoS Small Business Edition (USBE) is being used in the agency’s Aberdeen branch ahead of a further roll out in the next few months. 

Barrhead, which has 15 stores,  said the system will eliminate time consuming manual processes, speed up transaction times and reduce the risk of user error. 

Sharon Munro, Barrhead Travel chief executive, said: “Using USBE, we can access the flexible features and performance of SCL’s UltraPoS system; but at a price that is affordable for our size and scale of organisation. 

“With a range of real-time reports – from monitoring transactions to calculating profit and loss – USBE provides us with a holistic view of our travel money business across the participating branches.

“Also, because the system can be run on an internet connected PC and requires minimal training, implementation has been painless, with no disruption to our branch operations.”

USBE is hosted on a secure environment and has built-in features that allow Barrhead to comply with anti-money laundering and know your customer regulations. 

Managers can control employees’ user access on USBE by selecting a user profile for each person. Ray Stanton, Managing Director of SCL added: “Barrhead Travel is an ideal customer for USBE.

“Not only will it provide them with faster, more flexible and secure operation, managing multiple transactions and setting fees – it also offers a range of real-time reporting and management functions that will help them run their foreign exchange business more efficiently as their travel money business expands.” 


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