WorldFirst Hero
The World Account is designed for cross-border businesses trading in multiple currencies.

About this App


WorldFirst saves SMEs time & money making International payments, hedging currency exposure and opening local currency accounts in 10 markets.

For importers and exporters, whether you do business on a marketplace or your own website, it’s the hassle-free way to pay and get paid quickly and easily – no overseas address is required.

  • Open 10+ local currency accounts, with local bank details

  • Get paid from 100+ marketplaces, including Amazon and AliExpress

  • Set up an account online for free in minutes, with no hidden fees

  • A single account to pay and get paid in multiple currencies.

  • Open local currency accounts with local bank details in minutes.

  • Manage multiple currency and company accounts all in one place.

  • Convert currencies at a time and rate that suits you.

A better way to collect, convert and manage payments globally.

How could SMEs benefit?

  • Online platform with a personal touch – WorldFirst payment services are delivered through our online platform or via your clients’ account manager

  • Fully transparent pricing –Up to 85% cheaper than the big banks*. Receive a fixed fee based on your annual trading volume, using 3 clear FX margin bands on a per transaction basis. 

  • No annual fees – The WorldFirst account is free to open and maintain. 

  • Mitigate foreign exchange risk – protect profit margins and internal budgets with forward contracts and bespoke hedging strategies to reduce currency exposure3

  • Virtual currency account opening – open local, foreign currency accounts in minutes2, allowing clients to pay you in local currencies and make same day local payments in that currency

Seamless Xero integration – save time and reduce data entry

*Based on data collected between 1st – 5th May 2020. See for our pricing comparison. 2 Most requests will be activated instantly, but in some cases this can take up to 1 business day for EUR and JPY. Visit for information on the risks and benefits of forward contracts.

Cost (from)


Free Practice Subscription


Partner Program

Support Channels

  • Email
  • Live Chat
  • Online Help
  • Phone
  • Web Form

Mobile Platforms

  • Android
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  • iOS
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Accounting Platforms



Geographies Served

  • Australia

  • Canada

  • China

  • France

  • Germany

  • Hong Kong

  • Ireland

  • Japan

  • Malaysia

  • Netherlands

  • New Zealand

  • Philippines

  • Singapore

  • South Africa

  • Thailand

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App features per category

Pay easily and securely at speed

  • Pay your domestic and international suppliers, partners and staff in 40+ currencies

  • Send up to 200 payments internationally and domestically in a single transaction to save time and money

  • Lock in conversion rates to manage currency risk

Accept payments from around the world

  • Collect secure payments from 100+ global marketplaces

  • Get paid easily by overseas buyers, with local bank details on your invoices

  • Simplify international trading with locked-in rates

  • Bring your money home at a great rate when it suits you

Go global and grow

With a World Account, global payments are as easy as local ones, whether you’re sending or receiving. Accounts are quick – and free – to set up, with no hidden fees.

Manage risk with robust hedging solutions, connect to more than 100 marketplaces, pay international suppliers and expand your international trading.

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