Do business like a local with WorldFirst

The World Account is designed for cross-border businesses trading in multiple currencies. For importers and exporters, whether you do business on a marketplace, your own website or offline directly with your trading partner, it's the hassle-free way to pay and get paid quickly and easily – no overseas address is required.

  • Open up to 10 local currency accounts, with local sort codes, account numbers and IBANs, making it easy for international customers to pay you like a local
  • Get paid from 100+ global marketplaces, including Amazon, Etsy and AliExpress
  • Manage risk with robust hedging solutions to keep business budgets and plans on track
  • Set up an account online for free in minutes, with no hidden fees or subscription charges
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The easy alternative to a business bank account abroad

Pay globally

A single account to pay and get paid in multiple currencies.

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Open local currency accounts with local bank details in minutes.


Manage multiple currency and company accounts all in one place.


Convert currencies at a time and rate that suits you.

Connect with the world

Make and receive payments like a local

Pay easily and securely at speed

  • Pay your domestic and international suppliers, partners and staff in dozens of currencies
  • Send up to 200 payments internationally and domestically in a single transaction to save time and money 
  • Connect with Xero to reduce accounting administration and reconciliation
  • Lock in conversion rates to manage currency risk

Visit our international payments page to learn more.

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Accept payments from around the world

  • Collect secure payments from 100+ global marketplaces
  • Get paid easily by overseas buyers, with local bank details on your invoices
  • Simplify international trading with secure rates
  • Bring your money home at a great rate when it suits you

Visit our international collections page to learn more.

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Go global and grow

With a World Account, global payments are as easy as local ones, whether you’re sending or receiving. Accounts are quick – and free – to set up, with no hidden fees.

Manage risk with robust hedging solutions, connect to more than 100 marketplaces, pay international suppliers and expand your international trading.

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We're here to help

You can set up an account for free online in minutes. If you need any help, our team are specialists in international payments and currency conversion. They’re real people based in the UK. No robots – guaranteed.

We’ve helped thousands of businesses like yours grow, so if you have any questions, just ask.

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  • Almost 1,000,000 businesses have sent $150B around the world with WorldFirst and its partner brands since 2004
  • Your money is safeguarded with leading financial institutions
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