Making it easy to do business anywhere

We've transferred over $160 billion for more than 250,000 customers and send over one million payments a year. We open our first international Sydney office in 2009.

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Our story

WorldFirst was born out of the desire to create financial inclusivity.

In 2004 Jonathan Quin and Nick Robinson left their corporate roles in global banking organisations to set up WorldFirst and bring their dream into reality.

Since then, WorldFirst has grown exponentially and now has seven offices around the world.

Nick Robinson, Jonathan Quin and Jabu Henson


Jonathan Quin and Nick Robinson start WorldFirst, aiming to make foreign exchange easier for all.


We clock up £100+ million in transactions and launch our corporate and ecommerce business divisions.


We launch the WorldFirst online platform.



We open our first international office, in Sydney, Australia, and win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.


We expand into the US.


We open offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.



We open in the Netherlands, Japan and Korea.


We launch the World Account (now the International Collections Account)


WorldFirst joins Ant Financial (now Ant Group), owner of leading payment and lifestyle platform Alipay.

Today, WorldFirst provides a range of tools and services that go far beyond global money transfer, with hedging through forward contracts; local overseas currency accounts; easy integration with Xero and online marketplaces.

We're on a mission to make it easy to do business anywhere.

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