Accelerator Directory / World First Uk Limited

Business Description

Award-winning international payments company helping eCommerce sellers & SMEs achieve global success.

WorldFirst was born back in 2004 by two innovators in a South London basement armed with ten years of banking experience, an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to provide customers a real alternative to the big banks. Since then, we’ve grown exponentially and with a global team around 600 strong, have become a market-leading, multi-award winning, bank-beating, rapidly-growing, fun-loving international payments company.

Easier, faster, cheaper international payments for global businesses
- Open local currency accounts around the world, quickly and for free
- Book spot & forward contracts, firm orders and bulk payments, online or by phone
- No fees, extremely competitive FX rates, no minimum or maximum transfer value

Why 150,000 global businesses choose WorldFirst

Experts in FX for SMEs
£70 Billion transferred for our customers since we launched in 2004, more than 1 million transfers per year.

Fast, secure transfers
FCA Authorised. We’ll get your money there fast – in most cases on the same day or next working day.

Competitive FX rates
Great FX rates from day one - and no hidden FX fees either. You'll always know what you're paying.

5 star customer service
Manage your international payments online or over the phone. Our experts are available night and day.

MAKING INTERNATIONAL PAYMENTS
If you’re an importer of goods or services making international payments or managing forward contracts:

→ Make same day international payments
→ Book a spot contract (secure a rate now and make payment within 2 days)
→ Make bulk payments from a single transaction
→ Set firm orders to buy & sell currency as and when the rate is achieved
→ Book & manage forward contracts (secure a rate now for up to 2 years)

RECEIVING INTERNATIONAL PAYMENTS
If you’re an exporter of goods or services receiving funds from international customers or managing forward contracts:

→ Open one or multiple currency accounts, same day in one platform – for FREE
→ Choose from in country GBP, USD, EUR, CAD, JPY, AUD & NZD accounts
→ Collect and hold funds locally from international customers
→ Transfer funds between balances and make local or international payments out
→ Book & manage forward contracts (secure a rate now for up to 2 years)

WORLD ACCOUNT
The multi-currency account for businesses & marketplace sellers

Registered Address

Millbank Tower
21-24 Millbank
London
SW1P 4QP

Contact Details

Key Data

Sector
8355 Banks
Company Number
05022388
Type
Private Limited Company
Company Age
15 years
Incorporated
January 21, 2004
Status
Active
Nature of Business
64999 - Financial intermediation not elsewhere classified
Year End
December 31
Accounts Due
September 30, 2019
Latest Accounts
December 31, 2017

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