Since the Coronavirus outbreak, WorldFirst has closely monitored the global situation. Our priority is to ensure continuity of service for our customers while taking appropriate measures to protect our employees.

Given the increase in UK cases, we have now encouraged employees to work remotely. They are able to operate normally using well-tested systems, and our teams are committed to ensure customer service is not impacted, but if there’s any delay in your calls or emails being answered please bear with us.

Purpose of the API

The PSD2 API offered by WorldFirst is designed and documented to support the aims of the second Payment Services Directive.

The WorldFirst API allows all customers with a World Account to link and manage their currency account, edit beneficiaries, and make World Account payments as required.

We invite all our Third-Party Providers (TTPs) to test our API to ensure seamless and intuitive integration.

1. Account Information Service Providers (AISPs)

These are service providers that aggregate and display the customer’s online account information. Including one or more accounts held at one or more account servicing payment service providers (AISPs).

2. Payment Initiation Service Providers (PISPs)

These are service providers that initiate payment transactions on behalf of the customer.

How to access the API

Disclaimer: The following is an interim measure whilst WorldFirst continue to test with partners. It will be streamlined so that no-one has to on-board with WorldFirst subsequent to the completion of testing.

1. Request

Please contact WorldFirst to request credentials

2. Credentials

WorldFirst will provide credentials to access the API

3. Get access

Third party accesses the API documentation and prepares the application to work with the WorldFirst API

Who to contact?

For technical questions or issues please contact WorldFirst at the following email address: