NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--World First, a global leader in the international payments market, today announced that it has been named, “Best New Payments Player” in the inaugural Tradestreaming Awards. The award winners were announced at the Tradestreaming Money Conference on November 14, in New York City.
The Tradestreaming Awards recognize the most cutting-edge and transformative technologies, companies and people in the finance industry today.
"This award validates our determination and focus to change money through innovative financial services technologies. As we continue to push the boundaries in the global payments industry, we know that questioning the status quo, collaboration, and persistence are key,” said Mike Ward, CEO of World First USA, Inc. “We're proud to stand beside these other great companies who not only espouse these practices, but also show their commitment to them.”
World First is a rapidly growing leader in the international payments industry providing foreign exchange services to corporations, online sellers and individuals in 140 currencies and 45 countries. Users have cited the ease of use of the company’s online platform and mobile app, as well as their superb customer service that sets them apart. As of October 2016, World First has a 98% service rating from Feefo, a leading feedback site from genuine customers.
“International money transfer is still so surprisingly hard and frustrating,” said Zack Miller, Founder and Editor-In-Chief at Tradestreaming. “Out of a noisy pack, World First has emerged as a customer favorite with its easy-to-use website and mobile app. Tradestreaming is happy to name World First as this year's Best New Payments Player.”
For the complete list of winners, visit the Tradestreaming awards website.
About World First
World First is market-leading, award-winning, rapidly-growing international FinTech business. Specialists in international currencies and money transfer, World First combines the knowledge of foreign exchange markets with technological innovation to help individuals and businesses manage cross-border currency payments quickly, securely and transparently. An alternative to traditional banks’ generalist approach, World First has successfully exchanged more than $50bn for over 100,000 individuals and businesses since 2004. World First’s corporate and e-commerce desks enable SMBs and online marketplace traders to expand internationally via a specialist and personalised service proposition and bespoke technology. We call these businesses ‘mini-multinationals’.
World First employs c.550 people across 6 international offices of London, Amsterdam, Sydney, Austin, Singapore and Hong Kong with plans for further expansion into new countries. World First has strategic partnerships with over 20 businesses including Virgin Money, News International, Le Figaro and The Australian. World First has licences to service clients in over 45 countries.