Following developments further afield in Africa and Latin America, Ebury has upped its investment closer to home by moving to boost its Scottish operations.

The London-based financial services company has partnered with the Scottish African Business Association (SABA), a group which aims to increase Scottish exports to growing markets in Africa.

Ebury identified the partnership as a strategic fit due to its activities in sub-Saharan Africa, where it manages transactions and operates a currency exchange. Just last month the company signed a deal with dLocal, a cross-border payments platform.

This arrangement marks both a continuation of the company’s African operations but also an enhancement of its Scottish visibility. Ebury had already expended its brand recognition in Scotland as the official foreign exchange partner of Rangers FC for the 2025-26 football season.

To oversee its Scottish operations and plans for further growth in the country, Ebury has appointed Nicholas Blurton as Key Account Director. Bluton had previously worked for Western Union as well as in the Corporate Foreign Exchange for 10 years.

Blurton commented: “With Santander’s backing, we’re excited to offer our financial solutions to facilitate global trade for businesses across Scotland. 

“Our partnership with SABA, along with our new relationship with Rangers, strengthens Ebury’s market position and we look forward to supporting Scottish businesses as they expand internationally.”

As well as Africa, Latin America – home to a burgeoning fintech sector – has also become an area of focus for Ebury, where the company recently partnered with real-time global payment firm Nium in a Brazil-facing deal.