Where money crosses borders, WorldFirst is here to help you, help your clients

Are your clients dealing in foreign currencies? This could be a business making a payment to an international supplier, an online seller collecting or bringing home sales revenues from overseas, or a customer paying staff based in multiple territories.

Whether you’re an accounting firm, business organisation, tech company, financial advisor or lawyer, you can add value to your business and earn commission with a WorldFirst Partnership.

WorldFirst delivers first-class service to customers and partners around the world. Over 250,000 customers worldwide place their trust in our award-winning services. Our specialist products for small and medium enterprises range from fast and more secure transfers and spot contracts, to flexible hedging solutions, to single-platform accounts in multiple currencies.

We'll work together to find the best solution to achieve your business goals and remove the guess work for your clients.

Benefits for your business

More value

Broaden your offering and provide a value-added service to your clients

Increased customer loyalty

Unrivalled support for you and your clients, saving time and money

New Revenue stream

Refer your clients and we’ll do the hard work. You’ll get a percentage of the profit we make

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Expertise and Support

Dedicated relationship manager to work with you to make the most out of our partnership

Reap the benefits for your members and clients

Support your clients to make global payments in local markets and join over 250,000 customers worldwide that put their trust in WorldFirst.

SME FX specialists

Your clients will benefit from the products, pricing, and personalised service normally reserved by high street Banks for larger customers, significantly improving cash flow and visibility.

Easy-to-use platform

Receive, hold and send funds in local currencies 24/7 with our full-service online platform.

Risk management

Our dedicated account managers can help your clients manage risk with flexible hedging solutions, firm orders, and real-time rate alerts.

Trusted globally

We are part of Ant Financial Service Group, the operator of digital lifestyle platform Alipay which serves 1.2 billion users worldwide with its global e-wallet partners.

Competitive exchange rates

Quick, easy, and reliable international money transfers with transparent pricing from 0.15% to 0.50% applied across 27 currencies. No hidden fees.

Marketplace Sellers

Help your client avoid unnecessary foreign transfer fees. Collect, send, and repatriate funds with free local currency accounts, in their own name.

Mass Payment & Payroll

Streamline one-off and multiple payment needs through an an easy to use payment platform – one that lets you scale with ease.

Xero integration

Reduce time spent on accounting by synchronising transactions with Xero integration.

Tailored solutions to suit your business needs

Become a Strategic Partner

At WorldFirst, we recognise that we make up one small piece of a very large puzzle when it comes to international trade. As such, we work with a number of key strategic partners in order to add value to each other’s customers.

If you have a product which you think WorldFirst users could benefit from, and likewise you think that WorldFirst’s product could benefit your customers, please get in touch.

Become an Accounting Partner

We take pride in helping accountants & their customers save on their international money transfers with our tailored end-to-end solutions and accountancy software integrations.

When you join the WorldFirst Accounting partnership program, your dedicated Partnership Manager will work with you on the best strategy for reaching and supporting your client base.

Platform Integration (API)

Whether you’re a marketplace, a bank, or a travel tech company, our API makes it easy for you to integrate our end-to-end international payment system into your existing platform.

The WorldFirst API allows your clients access to other opportunities around the world via a single API integration without ever leaving your app or platform.

Referral Partnerships

Add an additional revenue stream to your business by referring your clients to use our award-winning service.

We’ll supply you with marketing materials with messaging that's right for your market and your clients' needs to send your customer base. We will also provide a unique tracking link to help you drive leads.

Some of our partners

Virgin Money
New Egg
Oanda
SD Worx

What partners say

"The addition of International Payments through WorldFirst has provided a valuable enhancement to the IoD Preferred Programme catalogue to members. A significant number of IoD members are involved in businesses that have offices or representatives outside the UK and many export overseas. Access to favourable exchange rates and international payment solutions are an essential element to positively impact on internationally-generated turnover.

The team at WorldFirst are dynamic and forward-thinking which provides the perfect platform for efficient and professional account management, alongside product innovation, seen recently through the launch of the multi-currency business platform, World Account. With shared values of supporting business and the individuals who run them, I have no doubt that this partnership will thrive for many years to come."

Amanda Hibbert - Head of Partner Marketing, IoD

"Our payments solution powered by WorldFirst offers a user-friendly solution which is effective, efficient and wholly integrated within our international shared service centre."

David Munn, General Manager, Global Services at SD Worx

"We found the team at WorldFirst professional, responsive and approachable. As a corporate partner, they’ve always shown a willingness to engage with our staff and develop the relationship. WorldFirst provides a great suite of products that deliver holistic and proficient service to our client base; much like Alexander Hall."

Graeme Lockwood - Associate Director at Alexander Hall

World First UK Limited is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") as an Electronic Money Institution under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011. Our FCA Firm Reference number is 900508. Ensuring the safety and security of your money is central to our business. We comply with the regulations and ensure your funds are appropriately safeguarded and segregated from business funds in line with the requirements, and we maintain high levels of capital.
We offer three fixed, transparent pricing tiers based on annual trading volume so you can know what you're paying ahead of time. The tiers range from 0.5%-1.5% and are applied across 27 currencies. Find out more information.
WorldFirst buys currency at a wholesale rate from our liquidity providers and charges a percentage margin to each currency exchange made through our services. The percentage margin charged is dependent on the pricing tier allocated to the customer making the trade. See more information on our pricing tiers.
WorldFirst agree a percentage profit paid to the partner in the form of revenue shares. We calculate your revenue shares by applying the agreed percentage profit to each currency exchange you refer, minus hard cost of payment.
No - it is completely up to you to decide. Some partners highlight WorldFirst’s products purely as an additional value for their customer base, whereas others choose to create an additional revenue stream for their business.
WorldFirst dedicate a relationship manager to each of our partners who will work closely with you to decide the best methods of effectively reaching your customer base. Throughout our relationship, we will offer employee training sessions, collateral and content, dedicated Urchin Tracking Module (tracking link) and more, so you can provide as much value to your customers as possible.
WorldFirst send detailed performance reports to our partners at the end of every month. These reports provide a breakdown of the transactions made by referred customers and commission amounts per transaction. We will pay your commission within the first few working days of the month. To qualify for payment, a minimum of £25 commission is required; otherwise, we will roll your balance to the next month.