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Fix your rate today to use tomorrow

With a forward contract you can fix an exchange rate for up to two years in advance, taking back the control.

Forward Contracts

Want to capitalise on a rate today for transfers in the future or lock in a budget rate for future transactions?

A forward contract will allow you to fix a rate for up to two years, based on the interbank exchange rate at the time of booking – this gives you a guaranteed rate at which to transfer time and again. You might need to pay an initial deposit, then the balance will be due at the end of the contract. If the rates move against you, you may need to top up the deposit to keep the position in place.

Your currency specialist will explain and discuss this with you before you book your forward.

Why WorldFirst?

Real ambition doesn’t stop. Neither do the markets. That’s why we offer live foreign exchange tools to keep you moving forward. If you have a transaction or a series of transactions planned for the future, or you simply want to lock a rate at its current level, a forward contract could be for you. You can lock in a rate as far forward as two years, providing your company with the certainty on your future currency transfers.

Amazing customer service

You are our number one priority and we strive to offer a personal level of service every time you interact with us. Well we must be doing something right, as to date, our loyal clients have given us a 97% customer service rating on Feefo!

Safe and secure

We've been around for a while. Since 2004 we've helped tens of thousands of individuals and businesses move their money around the world. Check out our security credentials here - we take looking after your money really seriously.

The right product for you

Everyone is different, so we make sure we get to know you and help you find the right product to suit your needs. That way you can get on with what you do best without having to worry about the fluctuating exchange rates.

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Fees and charges

It's simple: No WorldFirst fees on any transfer amount

Correspondent & receiving charges
Charges may apply from the banks who handle the transfer along the way

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World First Pty Ltd is a designated remittance provider with the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), remittance sector registration number: IND100192523-001. Regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) number 331945. Australian Company Number (ACN) 132 368 971. Member of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority, membership number 13405.

If you’re considering making a foreign exchange transaction, or you’re a new or existing customer looking for more information, it’s important your read our PDS available online.

*0.50% or less applies to 25 of our major and most popular currencies.

Price match applies if it doesn't result in a loss for us, we'll match it.

Many banks and payment providers frequently claim to offer “fair” and “transparent” pricing, yet the reality is something very different. Our new pricing model aims to provide both new and existing customers with fair, simple and transparent pricing, using 3 clear FX margin bands margins (0.5%, 0.25% and 0.15%) with no hidden fees. With transparent pricing our customers and potential customers can clearly compare WorldFirst to our competitors.

How do we collect this data?

WorldFirst obtain price comparisons from other international payment providers’ websites, at specific dates and time using a third-party supplier. The comparison table shows the spread applied by the competition to transfer amounts of AUD 1,000, 10,000 and 50,000 into EUR, USD and GBP.

1. The spread

The spread is the percentage difference between the exchange rate we buy our currency at and the rate at which we sell it to our customers. We at WorldFirst take a smaller spread than most banks and other currency companies, and pass this benefit on to our clients, making all our transfers simpler and more transparent.

2. The cost of international payments

For each pricing band we look at the FX spread applied. This is what we use to compare against our fixed bands of (0.50%, 0.25% and 0.15%).

When researching and making comparisons it is important to know if any additional transaction charges will be applied such as payment fees or account management fees. For most customers WorldFirst does not apply additional fees to make payments or to maintain an account with us. If any fees are applicable these will be made clear to you in advance.

3. How do we work out a comparison up to 8 times cheaper than the banks

When we collect data from providers, we do it using different “amounts” such as $1,000, $10,000 and $50,000 where possible. For our data we have focused on the top currency pairs in Australia: GBP to USD/EUR/AUD.

Because the WorldFirst fixed pricing tiers are based on annual volumes transacted by our customers, we have averaged out the spreads applied by competitors to transactions of differing amounts in those tiers to calculate an average spread. We take our spreads and divide by the average spreads of the big 4 banks. This is important, because providers tend to offer better exchange rates and smaller transfer fees when a customer is moving larger sums of money.

What all this means for you

Other money-transfer providers may have variable spreads across different currencies, whilst WorldFirst now has fixed spreads, agreed ahead of time, making it easier to compare.