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Preferred programme, specially negotiated for IoD members

Get more for your money when making currency transfers, with competitive exchange rates and an award-winning service from WorldFirst.

Whether you are making personal payments for an overseas property or paying international suppliers for your business, you’ll find a solution that is right for you.

WorldFirst, a specialist alternative to the banks, provides an exceptional service that’s tailored to your needs, which could reduce the cost of your transfers.

Webinar: What all SMEs need to know with 6 months to go until “Brexit Day”

Thursday 25th October at 9am

We are a little over 6 months away from “Brexit Day” and there is much that remains unclear about the future of UK trade. 

Join Allie Renison, Head of EU and Trade Policy at the IoD, alongside Jeremy Thomson-Cook, Chief Economist at WorldFirst in a webinar exploring what contingency planning and opportunities businesses need to be focusing on as the clock counts down. The panel will be chaired by Claudia Catelin, the IoD’s EU and trade analyst. 

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World Account

International business banking should not be a barrier to international trade, it should make it easier. That’s why World First created the World Account – international business banking the way it should be.

With the World Account, IoD members will automatically benefit from:

  • Great foreign exchange rates on all international transfers
  • No fees on FX payments in or out of your currency accounts
  • No opening charges or monthly fees on any of your currency accounts
  • Access to a choice of GBP, EUR, USD, CAD, AUD, NZD & JPY local accounts opened in the same day 
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Business International Money Transfer

  • No fees for business money transfers
  • Best exchange rate guarantee1
  • Receive a free foreign exchange assessment for your business
  • Manage currency risk with a range of FX solutions available
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Personal International Money Transfer

  • No fees for personal money transfers
  • Best exchange rate guarantee1
  • Save up to 82 per cent on the cost of your transfer compared to using a bank2
  • £30 voucher to use towards one transfer every month3
  • Award-winning service
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1 You must send the competitor quote in writing/email to WorldFirst within 3 hours of receiving it and they will better it.

2 Calculated from exchange rates obtained using mystery shop data from the FXCompared International Money Transfer Index (IMTI) collected on the 15 March 2017, based on the cost of making a transfer of £10,000 in euros excluding the transfer fee. The cost is defined as the difference between the wholesale exchange rate and the rate offered to individuals as part of an international money transfer.

3 Book your transfer online or over the phone and quote promotion code ‘IOD-MONTH-2017’ - replacing ‘MONTH’ with the current month in which you are booking your transfer. Each month’s voucher code is valid until 23:59 on the last day of each calendar month. Read full terms and conditions here.