Fintech pioneer Paresh Davdra will be the keynote speaker at this year Signature Awards Birmingham 2020.

Paresh Davdra’s decade of foreign exchange and remittance experience, combined with dynamic entrepreneurialism has seen the growth of his billion-pound international payment technology empire, the Rational Group.

With over $14bn worth of FX traded daily, London is the world’s largest FX trading centre and it is here that Paresh Davdra, aged 24, with friend and colleague Rajesh Agrawal, teamed up their foreign exchange and IT expertise to take advantage of a gap in the money transfer market. In 2005 they set up RationalFX, one of the UK’s fastest-growing foreign exchange providers that offers a personalised service for businesses and private individuals to transfer foreign currency at competitive rates.

This was followed 7 years later by the launch of Xendpay, the world’s first Pay What You Want* money transfer service, to democratise the global remittance industry and to help customers manage their overseas payments.

As well as forecasting outlooks for the FX industry, Paresh is an expert on currency trends, overseas property advice, migration, its effect on the markets and the impact of Brexit on the money transfer industry. Regularly quoted in national newspapers and global newswires, Paresh’s expertise and insight are recognised across sectors and countries.

The organisers of the event are pleased to have such a dynamic entrepreneur speaking at the awards night. Paresh will give an insight into his journey starting with a laptop and a few pounds. He will describe the challenges of scaling up and as a global player and will give attendees an insight into the economics of the Brexit vote and what the next 12 months will be like for the UK particularly in the field of currency.

As a region we have much to celebrate with the introduction of 5G, the Commonwealth Games and Coventry’s City of Culture and of course this region and the Country continues to produce and create great businesses and entrepreneurs and those who enable the creation of wealth to continue – the very ingredients that we look to seeing celebrated at the Signature Awards’.

The sponsors on the night include Headline sponsors Investec Wealth and Investment, Rational FX, Capital Care, Cobra, Crowe, The Football Association, Diamond Dealer Direct, BCRS, Dunton Environmental, Kings Estates, Oxbridge, Pathway, Elonex, Birmingham City University, Vision Design and Print, Gloss, Willis Towers Watson, Hollywood Monster, Wolverhampton University and Ola.

The charity supported on the evening will be Acorns Children’s Hospice.

To learn more about the Signature Awards Birmingham 2020 visit