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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


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


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


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.


We expand into the US.


We open offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.


2015 - 2016

We open in the Netherlands, Japan and Korea.


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


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.

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Since 2004, more than 240K businesses have utilised WorldFirst to send more than £87bn around the world.

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