No hassle or need to negotiate, always pay the same FX fee based on your annual trading volume, so you know what rate you’ll receive on every trade, every time.

Enter new markets faster with a World Account

Grow your small business into a global enterprise. With flexible local and cross-border payments and risk management tools. Collect and manage international funds with ease.

How we help | Tailored to fulfil SME needs not currently addressed by our competitors

multi-currency accounts

Open one or multiple foreign currency accounts, same-day*, in one platform

(New) Open local multi currency accounts fast and free, at the click of a button*

• International currency accounts, underpinned by Tier 1 Banks and Tier 2 banks

• No opening fees, annual fees, deposit requirements or minimum transaction level

• Free to collect and hold money from international customers or marketplaces

• Save on marketplace FX transfer fees – more favourable exchange rates

• Greater control over the timing of your transfer

international payments

Transfer money between balances and make local or international payments out

(New) Faster same-currency & cross-currency payments

• Move money instantly between currency accounts

• Top-up any balance from your domestic account if needed

• Pay suppliers across 130 currencies globally

• Repatriate funds to your own domestic bank account

• Pay out to your supplier straight from the dashboard and making running your business easier

account management

Easy account management to save you time and money

• Manage Access to your accounts 24/7 with our online platform

(New) New single dashboard gives a critical real-time overview of your currency account balances

• Full visibility of funds as soon as they hit your account

Connect your World Account with Xero to sync your transactions in real-time to better manage your finance

On demand statements & proof of account ownership

(New) Set-up your beneficiaries up with ease with our new optimised smart form

* Most requests will be activated instantly; but in some cases, this can take up to 1 business day. EUR and JPY will be activated within 1 business day.

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We value our customers, and our team of dedicated London based Account managers are here to support you from the start to the end of your entire global selling lifecycle.

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What businesses can benefit from World Account?

Importing & exporting businesses

Receive funds from global customers in local currency.

Plus, invoice in a range of currencies and make same-currency foreign payments to suppliers directly to save on FX transfer fees.

International business services

Simplify and accelerate funds-in and payments-out.

World Account can help businesses operating in wide range of industries.

We have clients in tech, marketing, freelancing, travel & tourism and finance.

Marketplace sellers

For businesses selling through international platforms like Amazon or Shopify.

World Account can help marketplace sellers get better exchange rates.

Repatriate sales, make same-currency supplier payments and accept funds.

Some of our major marketplace partners include:

Your easy alternative to a bank account abroad

Extend your global reach and do more business internationally with local currency accounts. Once you are a World Account customer, you can open a local currency account online in 10 currencies – at the click of a button.

Opening a currency account only takes a matter of minutes and there is no need to visit a local branch or have a local address. So you can quickly get back to focus on running your business.

Personalised account details, including your own unique account number under your business name.

24/5 customer service, and dedicated UK based account managers to support you from beginning to end

Set up multiple currency accounts in the same currency to support all your marketplaces and online storefronts.

(New) On demand statements and proof of currency account ownership documents directly from the platform to provide to marketplace platforms.

(New) Set your payees (beneficiaries) up with ease with our new optimised / smart form.​

(New) Easy to use live chat services with responses from our experts.

Connect your World Account to Xero to sync all your transactions in real-time and streamline your accounting process.

(New) New intuitive central dashboard giving you a critical real-time overview of your currency account balances.

(New) Live rates display (inclusive of our fee) to allow you to take advantage of market movement.

(New) Receive instant confirmation of your status and see any outstanding actions that need to be completed.

(New) Save on marketplace transfer fees – fixed transparent FX pricing clearly on display to help you manage your margins.

Free to receive money from international customers to your own GBP, USD, EUR, CAD, JPY, AUD, SGD, NZD, HKD & CNH account details.

Save time and money on making cross border payments, by paying local suppliers directly from your local currency account.

(New) Make same day payments to GBP, EUR, USD, AUD, CAD, JPY, NZD, SGD, CHF, HKD, CZK, PLN.

Yes, you can! Mange your business finances and reduce time spent on accounting by syncing all your transactions* with your Xero account with a simple one-time set-up

More information on Xero integration

*Applies to 10 currencies

Yes, you can. When a merchant opens a new marketplace storefront or changes the bank account details linked to an existing storefront, marketplaces often require proof of account ownership - such as a statement or account opening letter (often referred to as an ‘account verification letter’) - to begin receiving payments into the new account.

We’ve made it a priority for business owners to manage their revenue streams and be able to receive international payments directly into their WorldFirst accounts.

WorldFirst partners with marketplaces and e-commerce service providers on a global scale. This allows us to help you solve problems with cross-border payments for your e-commerce business.

There are no fees for online marketplace sellers transferring funds back to domestic accounts. However there are fees for transfers to your home account (or another beneficiary, if you are a World Account holder) without a currency conversion. Email us to find out more.
It’s free to open an account and it's fee free for receiving money. There are also no monthly charges or any additional fees on top of our transparent fixed rate. If you want a same currency transfer, we offer competitive transaction costs. Please email us for further details on those.
If you are a World Account holder, a business can pay in to your currency accounts via supported payment methods. Existing WorldFirst users can only receive funds from online marketplaces and approved payment providers, unless they upgrade to the World Account.
Yes. We may have to refuse applications for World Account from businesses in territories and jurisdictions in which WorldFirst is not currently licensed to operate. WorldFirst also reserves the right to refuse applications at its own discretion. In both cases, we’ll do our best to offer you an alternative product or service where possible. Contact us for more information.
Ensuring the safety and security of your money is central to our business. We comply fully with all relevant regulations and ensure your funds are appropriately segregated from business funds in line with regulatory requirements.

World First Netherlands B.V. is authorised by the Dutch Central Bank (DNB). You can find out more about where the companies under the World First Group are registered and regulated here.

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