Meet WorldFirst

At WorldFirst, our mission is to create the world’s best foreign exchange platform for individuals and international businesses.

WorldFirst was born back in 2004 by two innovators in a South London basement armed with ten years of banking experience, an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to provide customers a real alternative to the big banks. Since then, we’ve grown exponentially and with a global team around 600 strong, have become a market-leading, multi-award winning, bank-beating, rapidly-growing, fun-loving international payments company.

Currently, more than 400,000 global customers & 150,000 global businesses choose WorldFirst for their international transfers. We have transferred £70 Billion for our customers since we launched, more than 1 million transfers per year.

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Our story

WorldFirst was born out of the desire to create financial inclusivity.

In 2004 Jonathan Quin and Nick Robinson left their corporate roles in global banking organisations to set up WorldFirst and bring their dream into reality.

Since then, WorldFirst has grown exponentially and now has seven offices around the world.

Nick Robinson, Jonathan Quin and Jabu Henson

2004

Jonathan Quin and Nick Robinson start WorldFirst, aiming to make foreign exchange easier for all.

2005-2006

We clock up £100+ million in transactions and launch our corporate and ecommerce business divisions.

2007-2008

We launch the WorldFirst online platform.

 

2009-2010

We open our first international office, in Sydney, Australia, and win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

2011-2012

We expand into the US.

2013-2014

We open offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.

 

2015-2016

We open in the Netherlands, Japan and Korea.

2017-2018

We launch the World Account (now the International Collections Account)

2019-Present

WorldFirst joins Ant Financial (now Ant Group), owner of leading payment and lifestyle platform Alipay.

Today, WorldFirst provides a range of tools and services that go far beyond global money transfer, with hedging through forward contracts; local overseas currency accounts; easy integration with Xero and online marketplaces.

We're on a mission to make it easy to do business anywhere.

Our offices around the world

United Kingdom

Millbank Tower
21-24 Millbank
London
SW1P 4QP

Netherlands

Herengracht 448
Unit 2.1
Amsterdam
1017 CA
Netherlands

China - Hong Kong

Room 3003-3008 30F Chubb Tower
Windsor House 311 Gloucester Road
Causeway Bay
Hong Kong
China

Australia

Level 7
33 York Street
Sydney
NSW 2000

Singapore

8 Shenton Way
#44-01 AXA Tower
Singapore 068811

Japan

27F Kyobashi Edogrand
2-2-1 Kyobashi
Chuoku, Tokyo
1040031