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Easier, cheaper, faster international payments for global businesses

Paying overseas suppliers? Need bank accounts in different currencies? Want help managing exchange rates?

You’re in the right place. We’ve been making it easier, cheaper and faster for global businesses to manage multiple currencies around the world since 2004.

Find out more

 

 

 

Feefo Customer Rating

5-star client reviews

 

 

Established 2004

 

 

FCA Authorised

 

 

£60bn+ transferred

 

Why WorldFirst?

Fast, secure transfers

We’ll get your money there quickly and securely – often on the same day or the next working day. WorldFirst is authorised by the FCA as an e-money institution.

Great FX rates

We take a smaller margin than most banks so you’ll always get a great FX rate.

Products to suit

Whether you need a currency account to collect funds or make an international payment or you’re looking to manage exchange rate risk by securing a rate for the future, we’ve got you covered. Read more about our products.

Award winning service

Prefer to chat than tap the app? Our experts are always at the end of the phone – night and day.

 

What are my options?

 

For receiving funds in multiple currencies

If you’re regularly receiving funds in and making payments out in different currencies, then World Account could be for you.

  • → Fast access to international currency accounts
  • → Open local currency accounts in the UK, US, EU, Australia & Canada
  • → Hold funds, transfer between balances & make payments out
  • → Make cross currency payments at great rates
  • → No fees to open & no account charges
  • → No hidden fees on FX transfers
  • Sign up now

For global payments & forward contracts

With WorldFirst Online you can make bulk payments and book spot and forward contracts online - or via your dedicated account manager.

  • → Book spot & forward contracts online or on the phone
  • → Fast payments at great FX rates
  • → Make bulk payments in three simple steps
  • → Manage from one easy-to-use platform
  • → No fees to open & no account charges
  • → Pre-agreed fees & great FX spreads
  • Sign up now

For a more bespoke business service

WorldFirst Premier is a highly personalised service for our larger corporate customers. We’ll talk to you during registration to find out if you qualify.

  • → Tailored hedging programmes to suit your business
  • → A designated Premier account manager
  • → Direct access to our Chief Economist, Jeremy Cook
  • → Bespoke reporting, analysis & access to exclusive events
  • → No fees to open & no account charges
  • → Pre-agreed fees & great FX spreads
  • Sign up now

Unsure about which option would be best for you? No problem! Give our expert team a call and we’ll help you work out what’s right for your needs.

+44 20 7326 9124

How it works

1

Hop

Sign-up for an account and once we’ve checked a few details, we can quote you a rate – either online or over the phone.

2

Skip

With a rate booked you can send us the funds via bank transfer to make the onward payment. If you’re a World Account customer you can make payments directly from the balances you hold on account.

3

Jump

Once we have cleared funds we’ll send your payment on its way at the agreed rate. Most payments land within one working day.

 

How much will I pay?

There is no fee to open or hold any account with WorldFirst.

The way WorldFirst operates as a business is to take a small profit from the difference between the rate that we buy your currency at and the rate that we sell that currency to you – this is known as a ‘spread’. For more information on spreads, talk to your Account Manager.

In addition, World Account customers might be charged a small fee for same currency payments – i.e. GBP to GBP. Again, your Account Manager can explain more.

WorldFirst Online customers may be charged a pre-agreed fee on international payments (ranging from £1 to £15) but this will be discussed with your Account Manager in advance.

That’s it. Simple and transparent money transfers for your business.

Our awards

We’re not really in it for the glory, it’s what our customers think that that really matters. But it is nice to collect a few awards along the way…

 

High Potential Business Awards
Queens Award for Enterprise
International Track 200
National Business Award

 

 

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