WorldFirst – Your trusted choice

Whether you’re a manufacturer, an exporter, a trade company owner or a startup entrepreneur, World Account allows you to enjoy our easy-to use platform – minus the cost, hassle and upheaval of traditional international business banking.

Safe and secure

WorldFirst has been granted permits for currency exchange and transfer around the world, including the UK, 48 U.S. states, China - Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. The company has also formed strategic partnerships with some of the world’s leading banks including Barclays, Citibank, Deutsche Bank to ensure the customers’ financial security.

Open multiple in-country foreign currency accounts instantly with no hidden fees

We can instantly open multiple international currency accounts for you in GBP, USD, EUR, CAD, AUD, SGD, NZD, HKD & CNH in one day (provided that all compliance requirements are met) for free.

Free to receive money from international customers

Your international customers shouldn’t be charged a fee when they pay you. And you shouldn’t be charged a fee to receive that payment. With World Account, you can say goodbye to TT fees. Additionally you will receive your funds much faster to improve your cash flow.

Make instant transfers

With multiple currency accounts you can move money instantly between your accounts**

Pay suppliers in local currencies

Pay overseas suppliers in local currencies quickly and easily.

Localised platform and professional services

World Account platform is operated in Simplified Chinese. We have Chinese speaking customer service, and pledge to answer your call.

**Transfer is available between EUR, USD, GBP accounts only.

Our top five most asked questions


Check out our top five most frequently asked questions.


If you can't find your answer here, call us or drop us an email.

There are no fees for online sellers transferring funds back to domestic accounts. However there are fees for transfers to your home account (or another beneficiary, if you are a World Account holder) without a currency conversion. Email us to find out more.
It’s free to open an account and we don’t charge fees for receiving money. There are also no monthly charges. If you want a same currency transfer, we offer competitive transaction costs. Please email us for further details on those.
If you are a World Account holder, a business can pay in to your currency accounts via supported payment methods. Existing WorldFirst users can only receive funds from online marketplaces and approved payment providers, unless they upgrade to the World Account.
Yes. Regarding businesses in territories and jurisdictions in which WorldFirst is not currently licensed to operate, we could not authorize a World Account. WorldFirst also reserves the right to refuse applications at its own discretion. In both cases, we’ll do our best to offer you an alternative product or service where possible. Contact us for more information.
Ensuring the safety and security of your money is central to our business. We comply fully with all relevant regulations and ensure your funds are appropriately segregated from business funds in line with requirements.


How to get started

Step 1

Take a few minutes to sign up now. One of the team will be in touch within 24 hours to walk you through the rest of the process.

Step 2

Login to your new World Account and select all the currency accounts you need – choose from GBP, USD, EUR, CAD, AUD, SGD, NZD, HKD & CNH.

Step 3

Once your account is live you can make payments out – and get paid – in local currencies accessing great rates and avoiding unnecessary bank fees.