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Local currency accounts

Open multiple local currency accounts in GBP, USD, EUR, CAD, JPY, AUD, SGD, NZD, HKD & CNH – for FREE.

Pay suppliers in local currencies

Collect funds and pay overseas suppliers in local currencies quickly and easily.

One easy-to-use platform

Receive, hold and send funds – available 24/7 online or via the app.

Save money with great rates

Make international payments with great rates on all FX transfers. And absolutely no hidden fees.

What businesses can benefit from World Account?

Importing & exporting businesses

Exporters can receive funds from global customers in local currency, with the ability to invoice in a range of currencies, making the payment process cheaper and faster.

Importers can make same-currency foreign payments to their suppliers direct from their relevant currency account, saving on FX transfer costs.

Business services

If you’re a service provider with global clients or contractors, World Account helps you simplify and accelerate funds-in and payments-out, saving you time and money in the process.

We help businesses operating in wide range of industries, including technology, marketing, freelancing, travel & tourism and financial services.

Marketplace sellers

If you’re selling internationally through marketplaces like Amazon or platforms like Shopify, World Account will help you achieve better exchange rates when repatriating your global sales, make same-currency supplier payments and accept funds from anyone.

Our top five most asked questions

 

Check out our top five most frequently asked questions.

 

If you can't find your answer here, call us or drop us an email.

There are no fees for online sellers transferring funds back to their World Account. However there are fees for withdrawing funds from your World Account to your domestic bank account. Email us to find out more.
It’s free to open an account and we don’t charge fees for receiving money. There are also no monthly charges or any transfer fees on foreign exchange transactions. If you want a same currency transfer, we offer competitive transaction costs. Please email us for further details on those.
If you are a World Account holder, a business can pay in to your currency accounts via supported payment methods. Existing WorldFirst users can only receive funds from online marketplaces and approved payment providers, unless they upgrade to the World Account.
Yes. We may have to refuse applications for World Account from businesses in territories and jurisdictions in which WorldFirst is not currently licensed to operate. WorldFirst also reserves the right to refuse applications at its own discretion. In both cases, we’ll do our best to offer you an alternative product or service where possible. Contact us for more information.
Ensuring the safety and security of your money is central to our business. We comply fully with all relevant regulations and ensure your funds are appropriately segregated from business funds in line with requirements.

World First UK Ltd are authorised by the FCA. You can find out more about where the companies under the World First Group are registered and regulated here.

You'll find full information on our security page.

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Testimonials from some of our e-commerce clients

Rob - World of Clogs

"Really straightforward, really honest…using WorldFirst is a bit of a no-brainer"

Martin - The Fragrance Counter

"We receive a lot of our sales in foreign currency and we use WorldFirst rather than our bank."

Alex - Moreplay

"That personal touch really makes you feel like they value you…that makes a big difference."