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Be everywhere. Expand into cross-border marketplaces

Partnering with major marketplaces and ecommerce service providers on a global scale, allows us to help you solve problems with cross-border payments for your ecommerce business.

 

 

Managing payments in cross-border marketplaces

WorldFirst can solve these cross-border payment problems by opening receiving accounts for you. We can open receiving accounts in GBP, USD, EUR, CAD, JPY, AUD, SGD, NZD, HKD & CNH allowing you to bring money home at a great rate.

We can support your trading on major marketplaces including Amazon, Rakuten, eBay, Newegg and Cdiscount, plus many more. Our collaboration with these marketplaces could increase your opportunities for international expansion.

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Managing your payments online

With just one WorldFirst account, you can easily manage your payments in different currencies and from different marketplaces. Using our online trading platform on your computer or phone, you can manage your currencies 24/7 and on the go.

How it works

With WorldFirst it’s easy to start converting payments back into your own currency. Once you’ve opened a receiving account one of our currency specialists will work with you to find the right currency solutions and we won't charge you a cent.*

We’re here to help reduce any hassles or worries about exchange rates and market fluctuations, and here's how it works:


Open receiving accounts

Once your account is set up all you need to do is tell us where you need local receiving accounts and in which currency. We'll provide you with the details of your segregated, secure accounts.

Manage your money across marketplaces

Use your account to receive funds from the sale of your goods on international marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay, and Lazada.

Watch your business grow

When you're ready to bring your money home, you can. Log in to our online platform 24/7 and you can choose when and in what currency you need your money!

 

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*It’s free to open an account and we don’t charge fees for receiving money or any ongoing subscription costs. Please visit our FAQs for more details.

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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.