Having worked in the city for many years, the founding partners realised, from their own experience of transferring funds, that there had to be a better, more efficient way to handle these transactions.

And so Linear International Payments was set up to provide a transparent and cost effective alternative for foreign exchange services offered by the High Street Banks.

With technology at the core, we aim to provide a simple and transparent service to both individuals and corporates alike.


Mark Phipps

Mark has worked in FX for over 15 years within some of the markets largest FX providers. He started his career in sales and progressed all the way through to Trading and onto management. During his career, Mark  has advised some of the largest UK corporates and best know retail sector companies building long standing relationships. Mark has a wealth of experience in this space and uses this experience to help with clients requirements and develop Linear International Payments as a business.

Paul Kelly

Paul is the CEO of Linear Investments. He was previously a Managing Director at Citigroup and Head of Wholesale Execution Services EMEA, spearheading the new wholesale broker to broker business and tasked to integrate electronic trading products with custody and clearing. Prior to Citigroup he was CEO of NYFIX International Ltd, responsible for the build out and launch of NYFIX Euro Millennium MTF (Multilateral Trading Facility – a dark pool).

Previous positions were Sales Director (Europe) for Tamesis Limited, a real-time trade capture system and a Director (sales) for Sunguard Infinity Business unit (Germany, Austria & Eastern Europe).

Jerry Lees

Jerry, Chairman of Linear Investments, has been an active entrepreneur in the success of multiple technology and financial businesses. Previously, Global Head of Alternative Execution at Credit Agricole Cheuvreux and Partner on the Executive Committee for 12 years in the Group, firstly in Asia and then Europe. Prior to this Jerry held positions as Director of Liberty (part of Clearstream Bank) – the first global electronic trading and execution platform andHead of Global Operations & Marketing for Quotron International (Citibank), having previously been Founder and MD of Northgate Computer Services, a leading Financial FinTech Company.