International business payments made easy

At WorldFirst, we help our customers move money around the world with simple, fast and affordable FX transactions.

Our tools and services include international payment and collection accounts, marketplace integration, accounting partnerships and hedging products.

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We’re WorldFirst

An international payments business helping move money around the world. We became part of Ant Group in 2019, accelerating our mission to create the world’s best platform for international trade. We have a shared purpose ‘to make it easy to do business anywhere.’

Together, we are advancing our shared aim of bringing innovative, inclusive and affordable services to small and medium-sized businesses and online merchants in the rapidly growing area of cross-border trade.

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How can WorldFirst help?

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Pricing up to 85% lower than the high street banks

Our low and transparent pricing is fixed so you will always know what you’re paying on every trade, ahead of time.

No opening fees, annual fees, or deposit requirements.

Book fixed forwards and prefunded spot contracts via the WorldFirst online platform.

Our pricing applies across 28 major currencies.

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Fast and secure payments for you and your suppliers

Open local currency accounts for free without the need for local banking relationships in: GBP, USD, EUR, CAD, JPY, AUD, SGD, NZD, HKD & CNH.

Pay suppliers in China online in CNH, USD, HKD, or EUR.

Transfer funds the same day on 97% of currency pairs. No need to wait for the 2-5 day clearance period from regular banks. Cut off times apply.

Do business like a local: for example, collect revenue from clients or online marketplaces in USD and pay your suppliers in USD.

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Talk to a real person, never a machine

We’ve helped more than 240,000 businesses transfer over £87 billion to build their businesses internationally.

24/5 customer service via live chat online and over the phone, plus a dedicated relationship management team.

You can set up your free account and test the platform without any obligation.

No annual or membership fees, with no minimum transaction level.

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Additional benefits

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Xero integration
You can connect your International Collections Account to Xero to seamlessly reconcile transactions and reduce your accounting admin.
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Global marketplace partnerships
Simplify your cross-border collections with marketplaces such as Amazon and AliExpress.
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Seamless mass payments
Save time by making bulk payments from a single transaction with our file upload system.

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Since 2004, more than 240K businesses have utilised WorldFirst to send more than £87bn around the world.

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