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The all-in-one account to help your business grow internationally.

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Making it easy to do business anywhere

We’ve transferred over $200B for more than 1,000,000 customers and send over one million payments a year.

Our story

Global business is being transformed. At WorldFirst, we’re looking for people who want to lead and shape this change.

Our mission is to “make it easy to do business anywhere”. That means connecting small businesses around the world with faster and cheaper payments, access to international marketplaces, flexible currency risk management tools, working capital and more.

As part of the Ant Group, we have the best of both worlds – we leverage their superior technology and vast ecosystem and seek to maintain the nimbleness of a fast-moving fintech. That’s the secret to our collaborative and inclusive culture.

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.

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 becomes a brand of Ant International, a one-stop digital payment and financial services platform for global businesses, especially SMEs in international trade.

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.

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