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International Payments


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 World First.

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.

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

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 EUR, USD, CAD and AUD 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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*Limited availability. Please visit with your promotional code to claim a free one, two or three-day ticket to IoD Open House. Codes must be redeemed by 5th March 2018. Bolt-on sessions are not included but can be purchased separately. Tickets must be registered and applied for online prior to the event, guests will not be admitted to IoD Open House otherwise. Full event terms and conditions available at:

1 You must send the competitor quote in writing/email to World First 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.