Your easy alternative to a bank account abroad

World Account customers can now open local currency accounts directly from the dashboard at the click of a button - and use instantly*

✔ Fast and free to set up, with no annual fees, deposit requirements or minimum transaction level

✔ Open one or multiple local currency accounts online

✔ Personalised account details, including your own unique account number under your business name

✔ Available for GBP, USD, CAD, AUD, CNH, EUR, HKD, JPY, NZD, SGD

Easy how-to guide

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Extend your global reach and do more business internationally with local currency accounts. Once you are a World Account customer, you can open a local currency account online in 10 currencies.

Opening a currency account only takes a matter of minutes and there is no need to visit a local branch or have a local address. As soon as you’re verified, you can receive funds into local accounts from international customers and marketplaces such as Amazon, Alibaba, Cdiscount and more. What’s more, you’ll be able to repatriate your earnings via our 24/7 online platform.

* Most requests will be activated instantly; but in some cases, this can take up to 1 business day. EUR and JPY will be activated within 1 business day.

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Simpler, smarter ‘add a beneficiary’ function

Save time with our new smart forms. New improvements:

✔ Auto-completion of fields for a seamless experience

✔ Bank account, sort code and IBAN validation to save you time

✔ No need to add an address ​for GBP, EUR and AUD countries 

How does it work?

Set-up payees (beneficiaries) with ease using our improved smart forms. We optimised our existing forms to create a more streamlined experience for creating beneficiaries.

Throughout our simple process, you only need to add the required information – everything else will be pre-populated for you. This means that several of our field types are now auto-completed so that an answer is either pre-selected or has a predefined value when you fill out your form.

Our new forms at a glance

✔ Streamlined fuss-free form makes setting-up a payee faster and more straightforward

✔ Our intuitive new form now pre-populates the correct currency based on the country you select. E.g. if you selected ‘Japan’ in the country field, the currency will automatically default to Japanese Yen

Easy how-to guide

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Generate account ownership documentation and statements on demand

✔ Request proof of account ownership documentation with ease

✔ Receive account verification letter and statement direct to your inbox

✔ Save time with our simple, automated 2-step process

Easy how-to guide

How does it work?

We’ve now made it easier to generate statements and proof of account ownership (often referred to as an ‘account verification letter’) on demand. With World Account, there is no longer a need to pick up the phone to request this document, we’ve automated and simplified the process, enabling you to generate an account verification letter directly from the dashboard. What’s more, you’ll be able to download a record of your transactions for all your accounting purposes.

Save time with our 2-step proof of account process, enabling you to set-up your storefront with marketplaces such as Amazon, Rakuten, eBay, Newegg and Cdiscount, with speed and efficiency.

1 - Request an account verification letter from the currency accounts page

2 - You will receive an email with a WorldFirst branded account verification letter and currency account statement within 24 hrs

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