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Transfer money to Japan

Kon'nichiwa. We're WorldFirst and we can help you transfer money to Japan, and anywhere around the world.

When it comes to making international transfers and payments, we offer a faster, easier and cheaper alternative to your bank, and excellent customer service too. So just think of us an all-round better option.

We also have a WorldFirst app for iOS and Android, so you can even move your money on the go.

If you’re wondering, we typically offer better rates than your bank because we aim to make less money on international transfers, with lower fees. It really is that simple. Most importantly, it also means that more of your money gets to where you want it to be.

So before you use your bank, think WorldFirst. We think you’ll enjoy the experience.

Why WorldFirst?

- Great exchange rates for your currency transfers

- Fast international payments

- Award-winning service

- No fees

- Access our online service 24/7

- Segregated client accounts

Have a chat with us today

+61 2 8298 4900

1 800 835 506

How it works

Once you’ve opened an account, one of our specialists will work with you to find the right solution for your needs and we won't charge you a cent.*

1

Make an international transfer

Once your account is set up, you just need to tell us how much you want to send, who you want to pay and which currency you want to pay in. Then we'll quote you a rate. Simple.

2

Send us your money

When you have booked your rate and recevied all the trade confirmations from us, you just need to send your money to us by bank transfer or you can pay by debit card. And guess what, there's no fee!

3

We make your payment

Put your feet up and we'll do the rest - convert your funds and send the money to the account you requested. Done and dusted.

Sign up

1 800 835 506

+61 2 8298 4900

*Visit our FAQs for more details on fees and charges.

What we offer

Spot contracts

So called because they’re done ‘on the spot’, this allows you to secure a rate and make your payments straight away. This is the ideal option if you’re a busy person and just need to get things moving as soon as possible!

Forward contracts

Like to plan ahead? Then forward contracts are for you. They allow you to lock in an exchange rate now and make your payment later. In fact, you can secure a rate up to two years in advance!

Regular payments

If you need to send money abroad on a regular basis, you’ll want to set up automated payments. You can arrange to do this quickly and easily with us over the phone or online.

So what are you waiting for?

Whatever you do now, or will do in the future, we can help you make the most of your money.

Sign up for free now

+61 2 8298 4900

1 800 835 506

Transfer money to Japan

If you need to move money to Japan (or back home from there), we can help make those Japanese Yen transfers happen.

At WorldFirst, we’re experts in international transfers and payments. We’ll make sure that you get our best exchange rates and make the whole process as straightforward as possible.

Whatever the reason for your transfer – whether you’re starting a new career in Japan, moving to Tokyo or Osaka, helping a family member through their studies at the University of Osaka or buying or selling on international market places in Asia such as Rakuten – we can help.

We’re here to make it faster, cheaper and easier to get your money to where it needs to be.

There are loads of other benefits of using us to transfer money to Japan.

  • Award-winning customer service and a dedicated currency specialist who is always just a phone call away.
  • A simple and straightforward online transfer platform.
  • Lock in a rate for up to two years through a forward contract
  • Regular transfers for things like mortgage payments and pension/salary transfers.

With WorldFirst, sending your money to Japan is easy. Put us to the test. Sign up now and see for yourself how much time and money we could save you.

Not sending money to Japan? No worries! We transfer money all around the world.

WorldFirst Awards

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.