WorldFirst is an international money transfer (IMT) provider that started in the UK in 2004 and has since expanded to Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and the USA. It helps people and businesses move their money around the world in the fastest and most cost-effective way. Here in Australia it is authorised and regulated by ASIC offering a competitive alternative to the banks when transferring money overseas. WorldFirst offers such good value, that it bagged a 2018 Mozo Experts Choice Award for Best Value International Money Transfer Provider.
WorldFirst has over 400,000+ customers globally and takes its commitment to community seriously, donating £1000 for every staff member to a charity of their choice annually.
Rates and fees verified as correct at 23 February, 2020. Other information correct at the time of writing.
With WorldFirst you can pretty much transfer money to anywhere in the world from the US to the Solomon Islands. Here on Mozo we compare rates for some of the more popular currencies, and below you’ll be able to use our tool to see today’s exchange rates from WorldFirst. Just plug in how much you want to transfer, where you want to transfer it to and our tool will do the rest.
|Currency||At today's WorldFirst Rate, 1 AUD buys*||For 10,000 AUD recipient will get|
|United States Dollars (USD) USD||USD 0.6599||USD 6,599||Go to site |
|Euros (EUR) EUR||EUR 0.6082||EUR 6,082||Go to site |
|Great Britain Pounds (GBP) GBP||GBP 0.5092||GBP 5,092||Go to site |
|Canadian Dollars (CAD) CAD||CAD 0.8725||CAD 8,725||Go to site |
|Chinese Yuan (CNY) CNY||CNY 4.6555||CNY 46,555||Go to site |
|Danish Krone (DKK) DKK||DKK 4.5446||DKK 45,446||Go to site |
|Hong Kong Dollars (HKD) HKD||HKD 5.1391||HKD 51,391||Go to site |
|Indian Rupee (INR) INR||INR 47.6367||INR 476,367||Go to site |
|Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) IDR||IDR 9130.6956||IDR 91,306,956||Go to site |
|Japanese Yen (JPY) JPY||JPY 73.6407||JPY 736,407||Go to site |
|Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) MYR||MYR 2.7768||MYR 27,768||Go to site |
|New Zealand Dollars (NZD) NZD||NZD 1.039||NZD 10,390||Go to site |
|Norwegian Krone (NOK) NOK||NOK 6.1289||NOK 61,289||Go to site |
|Philippine Peso (PHP) PHP||PHP 33.7364||PHP 337,364||Go to site |
|Saudi Riyal (SAR) SAR||SAR 2.4847||SAR 24,847||Go to site |
|Singapore Dollars (SGD) SGD||SGD 0.9228||SGD 9,228||Go to site |
|South African Rand (ZAR) ZAR||ZAR 9.938||ZAR 99,380||Go to site |
|Swedish Krona (SEK) SEK||SEK 6.4104||SEK 64,104||Go to site |
|Swiss Francs (CHF) CHF||CHF 0.6456||CHF 6,456||Go to site |
|Thai Baht (THB) THB||THB 20.9348||THB 209,348||Go to site |
|UAE Dirham (AED) AED||AED 2.4334||AED 24,334||Go to site |
When making international money transfers there are three t’s you want to get familiar with:
Depending on how quickly you want or need your money transferred to your overseas destination you have several WorldFirst products to choose from. The money transfer process is easy - you have the choice of doing your transfer via the WorldFirst App, online or over the phone. Your options are:
|Spot contractsSpot contracts|
Just made a spontaneous purchase on an 18th Century French Bureau or a villa in Tuscany and need to transfer your deposit pronto. A spot contract is what you’re after. With this option, WorldFirst offers you a rate based on the live exchange rate on the day and the best thing is WorldFirst has a ‘best rate guarantee’ to ensure you get the best rate possible on your transfer.
|Forward contractsForward contracts|
Heard rumours that exchange rates are about to drop and you want to lock in a rate but aren’t ready to make your transfer just yet? With a WorldFirst forward contract, you can fix your rate up to 2 years in advance. You’ll likely need to pay a deposit but the balance will not be due until the end of the contract. The good news is you’ll know exactly how much you will get when you are ready to make your transfer. With forward contracts, there are some risks that the rate moves against you so might have to top up your deposit if this happens.
|Regular paymentsRegular payments|
You’ve started your own custom design t-shirt business and you’ve got to regularly pay your suppliers based in China or you send money to Uncle Harry every month to help him with his medical needs, whatever the reason you need to transfer money internationally regularly WorldFirst can automate your payments. To help with your budgeting there’s even flexibility to allow you to lock in a rate or convert it at the rate on the day of the transfer.
|Currency optionsCurrency options|
Like to have your cake and eat it too? Currency options, also sometimes referred to as a 50% participating forward, could be the international money solution for you. Currency options at WorldFirst allow you to fix a rate when you know you’ve got a transaction coming up but you also want to be able to benefit if the rate moves in your favour before the transfer date. You set a worse case rate and if the rate moves in your favour you’ll get 50% of the upside.
|Firm orderFirm order|
Don’t have the time to monitor exchange rates all day but know the rate you want to exchange at? WorldFirst can do the monitoring for you. You tell them the rate you want, then when the market gets to that rate they’ll book it for you. They also do the same thing in reverse so if you tell them your worst rate if the rate reaches this and looks like it’s going further south, they will book it for you.
You’ve got plenty of options these days when it comes to making an international money transfer, here are some of the reasons to consider using WorldFirst:
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Before you’ll be able to make an overseas money transfer with WorldFirst, you’ll need to register for a personal account. You can do this over the phone or online. It takes around ten minutes to complete the registration process, and as soon as you’re identity has been confirmed you’ll be able to make a transfer - this can be within an hour of registration.
There are three steps to making a money transfer:
1. Book a rate. When you’re ready to make an overseas money transfer you’ll advise WorldFirst how much you want to send, who to pay and what currency you want to pay it in. WorldFirst will then quote you a rate for that trade.
2. Transfer funds to WorldFirst. You’ll receive an email confirmation which will confirm your trade along with the details of where send your funds and by when. You can transfer your funds to WorldFirst via electronic funds transfer or phone banking.
3. Money is sent out. WorldFirst will convert the funds and transfer the funds to the account requested by you.
Some extras you might want to know: