We are delighted to have won the Canstar Award for Outstanding Value in International Money Transfers for the 2nd consecutive year.


Client assets, financials and ratings

Ensuring the safety and security of your money is central to our business. We comply fully with the regulations and ensure your funds are appropriately segregated from business funds in line with requirements.

We keep approximately $10m collateral with our banks as security against transactions. When you enter into a transaction with us, we typically enter into a matching irrevocable covering deal with our bank. It is this transaction that turns your sold currency into your bought currency and from which your outward payment is made.

Our two main transaction banks are Barclays and Citibank. We additionally hold client accounts with Royal Bank of Scotland (UK) and CommerzBank (Germany).

Our financial position

The World First Group* is in a very strong financial position and we are totally transparent about our financial statements. We have grown every year since our business was founded.

We have professional indemnity insurance which covers and protects the companies in the World First Group.

You can view our consolidated financial accounts below or download last year's accounts (audited by EY) here.

Jan 2015
Jan 2014
Jan 2013
Jan 2012
Jan 2011
Turnover (US $m)
Gross Profit (US $m)
Net Profit (US $m)

Credit rating

We have a 3A2 Credit Rating from Dun and Bradstreet. Dun & Bradstreet are the global ratings agency. Our DUNS number is 73-765-1252. You can look this up on the Dun & Bradstreet website.

Client references

We're always happy to provide references from existing clients - please ask and we'll put you in touch. We'll always try to provide a referee who lives near you or for corporate clients a company in a similar field of business.

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*World First Group means any company that is a subsidiary undertaking or holding company of World First UK Ltd. It includes World First Pty Ltd, World First USA, Inc and World First Asia Ltd.