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We now offer Chinese Yuan (CNY) receiving accounts

What's new?

We’re excited to announce the launch of our Chinese Yuan (CNY) receiving account solution. Now we can provide you with a CNY account which will enable you to bring money home from your overseas sales on marketplaces such as Amazon China. Already selling in China? We can help get your funds back home. Not selling in China yet? We can help you start.

Why China?

There are over 720 million internet users across China

Ecommerce market estimated to reach 1.177 trillion USD by 2018

Nearly 20% of digital consumers are buying from Ecommerce vendors outside China

Fees and charges

Put simply, there aren't any. Zilch. Nothing. Nada. It’s free to open an account and we don’t charge fees for receiving money or any transfer fees on foreign exchange transactions. There are no monthly charges either.

If you want a same currency transfer, we offer competitive transaction costs. Please contact us for further details on those.

Receiving accounts

With World First you can open receiving accounts for the following regions and currencies:

United Kingdom








United States




When you're trading on overseas marketplaces, you'll need more than just receiving accounts. You'll need an effective way of converting your payments back into your own currency. You may also want to pay overseas suppliers or lock in a rate to help you budget. The good news is, we can help.

Supplier payments

Get a rate and make a payment to an overseas supplier. Quick. Easy.

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Forward contracts

If you want to lock in a rate but aren't ready to make a transfer - fix it up to 3 years in advance.

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Expanding into new marketplaces?

Growth on your mind? We could help you to start selling on new international marketplaces and expand into new regions by providing receiving accounts in multiple currencies.

We can set you up with receiving accounts based in: UK, the United States, Canada, China, Japan and Europe.

Keep up to date with exchange rates

On the up or going down? Keep up to date with us - view live rates and graphs, get the latest economic commentary or set up free rate alerts.


Manage your payments 24/7

Once you’ve signed up, you’ll have full access to our online trading platform and be assigned a personal contact to talk if you’d rather speak to someone about your payments.


You’ll be able to manage your receiving accounts on our online platform 24/7. Once you register with us, you'll have an online account set up.

Over the phone

Our very own currency specialists will be happy to talk to you over the phone to answer any questions or help you with payments. Someone will answer your call within 3 rings.

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