Regulatory information about our UK business
World First has two main companies within the UK:
World First UK Limited is our parent company, and the company through which we transact with most clients.
World First Markets Limited is the company through which we transact options and hedging structures with clients.
The registered address for both companies is Regent House, 16-18 Lombard Road, London, SW11 3RB.
World First UK Limited
World First UK Limited is a UK registered company - our company number is 05022388. You can look this up on the Companies House website. World First UK Limited is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") as a Payment Institution under the Payment Services Regulations 2009. Our Firm Reference number is 502759. You can look this up on the FCA register website.
The Payment Services Regulations 2009 stipulate that all funds held in such accounts cannot be claimed by creditors.All funds sent to us are held in segregated accounts that are only used for client transactions and are independent of World First‘s business accounts. No lien is held over funds in these accounts.
We are also regulated by HM Revenue & Customs as a Money Services Business in relation to the execution of spot and forward foreign exchange transactions. Our Registration Number is 12164508. You can look this up on the HMRC website (you will need to enter our postcode - it's SW11 3RB). As a Money Services Business we follow a strict code which incorporates all the requirements of the 2007 Money Laundering Regulations and other legislation. We maintain best-in-class compliance procedures including strict security, documentation and audit processes.
World First Markets Limited
World First Markets Limited is a UK registered company - our company number is 06382377. You can look this up on the Companies House website.
World First Markets Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") to provide advice on and execute trades in options and derivatives. Our Firm Reference Number is 477561. You can look this up on the FCA register website.