World First Makes World’s First Wearable International Payment

International money transfer experts, World First, today announces the launch of the world’s first international payments app for a wearable device. The app has been developed for the Android smartwatch – known as Android Wear – and makes international transfers possible with a few simple ‘taps’ and ‘swipes’.

LONDON--()--WorldFirst.com’s Money Transfer app makes it possible to transfer between currencies and across borders using a wearable device for the very first time. It means users of an Android watch can now secure a great World First exchange rate on a full range of international currencies. End to end, the process can be completed in less than 60 seconds and, in most cases, payments will arrive just a few minutes later.

To see a demonstration of the app on a wearable device, click here.

This brand new app for wearables adds another choice for customers looking to access the best World First rates; online via the World First Online platform, via the much-loved mobile apps, by phoning World First’s award-winning customer service team or through their wearable device.

The app is available to wearers of the Samsung Gear Live, Motorola Moto 360, LG G Watch R and Sony SmartWatch 3 and is available to download for free from Google Play now.

Commenting of the launch, Jonathan Quin, CEO of World First UK, said:

“This morning I made the world’s first international transfer from a wearable device in just a matter of seconds. Five taps and three swipes was all it took to book a fantastic rate to buy euros in real-time – though optional voice commands can be used by anyone fearing finger-fatigue!

Some of our customers spend their lives thinking about exchange rates but others just want to get their transfer done as quickly, easily, and securely as possible, and without compromising on rates. This new app for wearables makes it even easier for them to make payments on the go.

We’ve been working hard to make the experience of international payments better for customers for more than 10 years, through truly outstanding customer service and industry-leading technologies. This is further evidence of our commitment to making international payments better for everyone, and we’ve already started on an app for Apple Watch”.

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Notes to editors:

Since 2004, World First has exchanged more than £60billion for more than 70,000 individuals and businesses. It is one the fastest growing fintech companies in Europe, with an annual growth rate of around 40%. This has been driven by an obsession with exceptional customer service and innovative marketing – not least the creation of Mr. First, the first new Mr. Men character in more than 10 years.

World First was started in a South London basement in 2004 by Jonathan Quin and Nick Robinson. It now employs more than 300 people and has offices in London, Sydney, Washington DC, Los Angeles and Singapore.

Contacts

World First
Matt James
+44 (0)20 7095 0696
+44 (0)7976 717569
matt.james@worldfirst.com
pressenquiries@worldfirst.com

Release Summary

International money transfer experts, World First, announces the launch of the world’s first international payments app for a wearable device.

Contacts

World First
Matt James
+44 (0)20 7095 0696
+44 (0)7976 717569
matt.james@worldfirst.com
pressenquiries@worldfirst.com