Get ready to launch

WorldFirst are expanding their payment services for online sellers. Meaning you can bring home your marketplace funds using our cross-border payments solutions from more locations around the world.

We launched AUD and NZD local currency account last year, and SGD has just launched.

Hong Kong dollar - coming soon

Chinese Yuan (offshore) - coming soon

Singapore dollar - launched

Australian dollar - launched

New Zealand dollar - launched

New to WorldFirst?

Then sign up to World Account. We have GBP, EUR, CAD, USD, AUD, NZD, SGD and JPY local currency accounts ready to use, which enable you to receive funds from over 70 different marketplaces across Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, UK, and the USA directly into your WorldFirst account.

Create your account now

Why WorldFirst?

Fast, secure transfers

We’ll get your money there fast – in most cases on the same day or next working day.

Great FX rates

Great FX rates from day one – and no hidden FX fees either. You’ll always know what you’re paying.

Award winning service

Prefer to chat than tap the app? Our experts are always at the end of the phone – night and day.

Unique market analysis

Get unrivalled market insight and analysis from our market experts on our blog, or sent to your inbox every day.

 

New Currencies >


 

NZD $

Access new customers via New Zealand's largest online shopping audience Trademe, with over 2m online customers.

 

New - SGD $

Lazada Southeast Asia's No. 1 Online Selling Destination. Or expand into Singapore selling through Amazon.

AUD $

Accept payment from Amazon Australia, which launched December 2017.

 

CAD $

Newegg, eBay, Amazon and millions of consumers. Seriously increase your global business into Canada with WorldFirst.

 

EUR €

Amazon, Cdiscount and Priceminister. Grow your European footprint, open a EUR receiving account.

 

GBP £

Sell into one of the world’s largest eCommerce markets via Amazon. The UK presents a huge opportunity to increase your customer base.

 

JPY ¥

Expand your consumer base by 115m by selling into Japan via Rakuten, Amazon Japan and Yahoo.

 

USD $

The largest Online marketplace with huge growth, dominated by Amazon, Walmart. Open a USD receiving account today.

 

How World Account helps marketplace sellers

Local currency accounts

Open multiple local currency accounts in GBP, EUR, CAD, USD, AUD, NZD, SGD and JPY – for FREE. HKD & CNH COMING SOON.

One easy-to-use platform

Send and receive funds – online 24/7.

Save money with great rates

Great rates on all FX transfers. And absolutely no hidden fees. Increase your marketplace earnings.

Amazing customer service

We strive to offer a personal level of service every time you interact with us. Online, by phone or email.

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.