The world of international payments made easy

With an International Payments Account from WorldFirst, you can pay your overseas suppliers and staff as easily as if they were around the corner.

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The world of international payments made easy
Speed up international payments - fast transfers

Speed up payments

WorldFirst offers same-day availability on 97 per cent of currency pairs actively traded through its online platform*.

*Cut off times apply.

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Pay in 68 currencies, so you can buy more competitively, from more countries and make mass payments from a single transaction.
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Transparent and competitive pricing

Our rates are up to 80% lower than high street banks'.

Get real-time exchange rates with our currency calculator

As a new WorldFirst customer you will be allocated a 0.5% FX fee when you open an International Payments Account.

We offer popular conversion pairs including GBP to EUR, USD to CAD and EUR to USD. Use our currency calculator to check the rate we can offer you.

See how our transparent pricing works

Receive a fixed FX fee based on your annual transaction volume, so you’ll always know what rate you’ll receive on every trade ahead of time.


Fast and secure transfers

Real-time fraud monitoring, blocking and alerts.

PSD2 compliant, with 2FA in place and option to authenticate with the Authy App for a more secure login.

Fully compliant with all relevant regulations to ensure your funds are appropriately segregated from business funds in line with regulatory requirements.


Talk to real people, never robots

Excellent customer service - contact our dedicated relationship management team, or reach out to us via live chat online and over the phone. 

Ask us anything – we’re happy to help or we’ll suggest someone who can.

Rated excellent on Trustpilot.

Fixed forward contracts

Forward contracts

Lock in an exchange rate that suits your business needs with a forward contract and help protect budgets from adverse currency fluctuations and mitigate risk.
Spot contract

Spot contracts

If you need to make an international payment with very little notice, a spot contract could provide the perfect solution.

You can make a payment as soon as you’ve agreed your rate and we’ve received cleared funds.

Firm Order

Firm orders

With a firm order, you instruct us to execute a transaction on your behalf at a rate of your choosing.

When the rate hits the level you want we’ll act immediately, leaving you free to concentrate on your business.


Open an account today with no set-up or annual fees and no deposit requirement

The International Payments Account is free to open with no monthly or annual fees, plus no deposit requirement or cap on transfers.
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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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