We’re heading off to Money20/20, where we look forward to meeting up with some of the 10,000 attendees, 1,000 CEOs and 3,000 companies from 75 countries who will be attending.
For those people we’ll be meeting, we thought – by way of introduction – that it would be useful to tell you a bit about ourselves. How we started, where we’ve been and where we are today.
The World First story began in 2004 when two friends, Jonathan Quin and Nick Robinson, set up in a basement apartment in London armed with the experience of 10 years in corporate banking and what Jonathan now calls ‘an entrepreneurial naivety’.
Having experienced what it was like to work for a business where a number of the staff wanted to leave, they were troubled by something. If the staff care so little about being here, how must the customers feel…?
They knew there and then that there was a better way and that finding the right people would be the key to helping them answer some really important questions.
What does a truly outstanding level of customer service look like? What do we need to build the fastest, most reliable systems for transfers? How can we ensure the highest levels of transparency, integrity and security?
Jonathan and Nick knew that with the right people they could find the right answers to every question.
And so began our quiet revolution to offer customers a better alternative to the banks. Since then, we’ve been on quite a journey.
In a little over 10 years we’ve grown from that basement into a global business with offices in London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney, Washington DC, and Austin (TX). But more than that, the range of currencies we can support and breadth of our licensing footprint means that we’ve helped tens of thousands of clients around the world save millions of dollars. And that’s what makes us truly global.
World First was born of a desire to put people first and it is as central to the business today as it was in 2004. “There is a story behind every transfer,” says Jonathan, “and our job is to make sure that each and every one has a great ending.”
Come visit us at Money 20/20 to learn more about how we can help you fulfill your global currency transfer needs. Our proven track record and outstanding customer service will win you over! You can rest assured that your money’s in safe hands – World First USA is licensed as a Money Transmitter Business that operates under USA anti-money laundering laws and regulations. Our exchange rates are great, and our currency experts will help you make the process of making international payments easy.
Not coming to Money 20/20? Check out our website or give us a call, we’d love to hear from you.
Click here to find out more about Money20/20, and join us there from October 25-28.