Why over 250K customers have chosen WorldFirst for their international money transfers since 2004:

Local currency accounts

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

Pay suppliers in local currencies

Collect funds and pay overseas suppliers in local currencies quickly and easily.

Award winning service

Make transfers online 24/7 and enjoy service from your dedicated account manager.

Save money with great rates

Save on your international payments with transparent margins of 0.50% or less.

TRANSPARENT PRICING OF 0.50% OR LESS*

Pricing, often called a margin, is the difference between the rate we buy your currency and the rate we sell it to you. We will always be upfront about where your money goes.

Most banks and FX providers will not disclose their pricing/margin as it’s hidden in the exchange rate you receive as the customer. In many cases a fixed fee is also charged, so the true cost of your transfer is the fee + the margin taken by your provider.

^$0 fee offering is based on one payment per FX transaction above NZD 2,000 or equivalent in foreign currency. Additional payments may incur a fee of up to $15 each. Fees may apply for same currency transactions. No opening fees, no account keeping fees and no receiving fees.

Account features

Business account

Online seller multi-currency account

Account summary

Best for businesses predominantly importing or making international supplier payments.
Access local bank account details to collect overseas revenues from marketplaces like Amazon or payment gateways.

Currency receiving accounts - GBP, USD, EUR, CAD, JPY, AUD, SGD, NZD, HKD & CNH

Firm orders

Bulk payments

WorldFirst Online Transfers

Dedicated currency specialist

Transparent Pricing for major currencies

Foreign same currency payments

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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.

*Pricing from 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 margin applied by the competition to transfer amounts of AUD 1,000, 10,000 and 50,000 into EUR, USD and GBP.

1. The Margin

The margin 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 margin 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 margin 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 margins applied by competitors to transactions of differing amounts in those tiers to calculate an average margin. We take our margins and divide by the average margins 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 margins across different currencies, whilst WorldFirst now has fixed margins, agreed ahead of time, making it easier to compare.