World First USA, Inc. will be speaking and exhibiting at the CES Digital Money Forum from January 5-8, 2017, and we’re looking forward to meeting up with some of the 165,000 attendees and 3,800 companies that will be coming. CES has been the launch pad for new innovation and technology for over 50 years, and our Chief Revenue Officer, Mike Ward, will be presenting at a session called “The Current State of Digital Transactions” to discuss the latest in international payments.

By way of introduction, we thought it might be useful to tell you a bit about ourselves. Who we are, how we started, and where we are today.

The World First story began in 2004 when two friends, Jonathan Quin and Nick Robinson, started an international payments company from their basement in London, armed with 10 years of corporate banking experience 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 right then that there was a better way to run a payments company 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 an exciting journey of expansion.

Over the past decade, we’ve grown from that tiny basement startup into a global business with offices in London, Austin, Amsterdam, Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney. 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 this 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 Digital Money Forum to learn more about how you can partner with us to seamlessly provide our award-winning international payment services to your own clients, while growing your business. Our proven track record and outstanding customer service will win you over! Just take a look at our recent awards. Our exchange rates are great, and our currency specialists will help you make the process of making international payments easy.

So come talk to us at booth 21935 and attend Mike’s session on the latest in payments. Not coming to Digital Money Forum 2017? Check out our website or give us a call; we’d love to hear from you.Digital-Money-Forum (008)