Security of your money
We take the security of your money very seriously. That's why we provide all the information you need to check up on us.
We recommend that you always check out any financial institution you're thinking of entrusting your money to.
WorldFirst was established in 2004 and currently employs over 600 people in London, Sydney, China - Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Singapore, Tokyo and Shenzhen. Over past decade we’ve have helped hundreds of thousands of individuals, businesses and online sellers transfers billions of dollars around the globe.
Client assets, financials and ratings
Ensuring the safety and security of your money is central to our business. We ensure your funds are segregated from business funds.
We are regulated in Singapore by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. We are required to hold a base capital1 of S$250,000 to protect our business and further safeguard our customers.
World First UK Limited is our parent company and is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") as an Electronic Money Institution under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011. Our FCA Firm Reference number is 900508.
WorldFirst never speculates on the currency markets. When you enter into a transaction with us, we enter into a matching irrevocable covering deal with our bank. It is this transaction that turns your sold currency into your bought currency and from which your outward payment is made.
Our two main transaction banks are Barclays and Citibank. We additionally hold client accounts with DBS and Deutsche Bank.
1Base capital is defined in division 2 of Payment Services Regulations 2019
Our financial position
World First UK Limited is in a very strong financial position and we are totally transparent about our financial statements. We have grown every year since our business was founded.
We have professional indemnity insurance which covers and protects the companies in the World First Group.