Why Lazada?

The integration of WorldFirst as an international payments provider with Lazada has opened up a key but notoriously difficult region for online sellers. With regional marketplaces across Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, Lazada is offering World First as an alternate pay-out option for international sellers, so you can bring your money home at a great rate.

It's free to open an account, there are no fees for receiving money and no monthly charges. One WorldFirst account to manage your payments in different currencies across different market places.

Why sell with Lazada factsheet

Sell with Lazada:

- Excellent fulfilment service with their easy 48 hour shipping solutions

- Full customer support service

- Multiple product listing with full control your prices and stock

- No listing fees, no maintenance fees, free access to category experts

Want to grow your online business internationally with Lazada marketplace? Sign up today and let WorldFirst support you in expanding your business and bring your money home. Cheaper, faster, easier

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Are there any fees?

We don’t charge fees, however intermediary bank charges may apply. Whether you’re selling on Amazon marketplace or another online marketplace, it’s completely free to open an account with us.

Want a same currency transfer? Costs will vary. Get in touch to find out more.

Receiving accounts

With WorldFirst you can open receiving accounts for the following regions and currencies:

United Kingdom

GBP

Europe

EUR

China

CNY

Australia

AUD

Canada

CAD

United States

USD

Japan

JPY

New Zealand

NZD

When you're trading on overseas marketplaces, you'll need more than just receiving accounts. You'll need an effective way of converting your payments back into your own currency. You may also want to pay overseas suppliers or lock in a rate to help you budget. We can help.

Supplier payments

Get a rate and make a payment to an overseas supplier.

Forward contracts

If you want to lock in a rate but aren't ready to make a transfer.

Fix it up to two years in advance.

Are you next ready?

Talk to us. We know foreign currency. We’ll remove the hassle of your next international money transfer. So you can focus on your future.

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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.