— Press Release —

World First and OANDA Expand International Payments Service to the US, Canada, Australia and France

Date: 01/04/2014

Following the announcement of their partnership in the UK earlier this year, World First, a leading international payments provider, and OANDA Corporation, the first online provider of comprehensive currency exchange information and global provider of innovative foreign exchange trading services, are pleased to announce the expansion of their international payments service to the U.S., Canada, Australia and France. With World First’s flexible online payments platform OANDA clients can now make high-speed international money transfers around the clock.

The World First-OANDA payments service allows private individuals to make transfers for things like repatriating income, paying for international school fees, making property investments, sending money to family overseas, or for a variety of other reasons. Business users are able to book transfers for importing and exporting goods and services.

“Our online payments platform will give OANDA’s clients the capability to make international money transfers 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said Chris Russell, CEO at World First USA. “World First has forged an international reputation for great exchange rates and award winning service in the last ten years, a fact which we’re very proud of. We’ll make sure that OANDA users get the same high level support to which our own customers have become accustomed.”

“Our Currency Converter is a very popular tool with travellers around the world, and we’re proud to offer our clients in the U.S, Canada, Australia and France an exceptional international payments solution for any occasion,” said Trevor Young, Vice President of Product Management, OANDA Corporation. “With the expansion of our partnership with World First, OANDA continues to offer our clients the same fair and transparent pricing they have come to know across all of our services and offerings.”

OANDA will continue to expand its international money transfer service into additional markets later this year.

For more information about OANDA’s new international payments platform, please visit http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/international-money-transfer/. Please follow World First on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


Notes to editors:

About World First

World First is one of the fastest growing international payments providers in the world, with offices in Washington DC, London (UK), Sydney (Australia) and Singapore. The company was set up in 2004, by founders Nick Robinson and Jonathan Quin, who met whilst working at Citigroup.


OANDA Corporation transformed the business of foreign exchange through an innovative approach to forex trading. The company’s industry leading online trading platform, fxTrade, introduced a number of firsts to the marketplace, including immediate execution; instant settlement on trades; trades of any size between one unit and 10 million units; and interest calculated by the second. The company’s many awards attest to the power and flexibility of its trading platform. In 2013, OANDA was honored with nearly a dozen awards, including Best Trade Execution Provider, Best Retail Trading Platform and Best Mobile Trading Platform by International Finance Magazine; as well as Best Value for Money by Investment Trends in each the U.S., UK, and Asia Pacific markets.

OANDA was the first online provider of comprehensive currency exchange information, and today the company’s OANDA Rate® data provides benchmark rates for corporations, auditing firms, and global banks.

OANDA has seven offices worldwide in Chicago, New York, Boston, London, Singapore, Tokyo, and Toronto. OANDA is regulated by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the U.S. National Futures Association (NFA), the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA).

OANDA Europe Limited is a company registered in England number 7110087 limited by shares with its registered office at 25 Watling Street, London, EC4M 9BR and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, No: 542574.

For international media enquiries contact:

Nick Jones, (+44) 207 801 2383, nick.jones@worldfirst.com or pressenquiries@worldfirst.com

In the U.S. contact:

Laura Quin, 571-447-4900 (ext. 4698) or laura.quin@worldfirst.com