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About Us


1st Contact Forex is part of the 1st Contact Group, which was established in 1994. We offer a range of services to people who live and work in the UK. Our head office is in London, but we also operate from Melbourne, Australia and Cape Town, South Africa.

Speedy, secure, and cost-effective money transfers

In 2001, 1st Contact started offering money transfers and foreign exchange services to clients - services that were traditionally provided by high street banks and larger money transfer agents.

We saw the opportunity to offer a faster, more cost-effective money transfer service. What set us apart right from the outset are our competitive exchange rates and our high service level, which gives clients constant phone and email access to expert consultants.

Over 40,000 registered clients – and growing

Our money transfers and forex services have become incredibly popular. We now have over 40,000 registered clients and do over 100,000 transactions per year, with the annual turnover fast approaching $150 million.

Our growing client base includes:

  • migrants who transfer money home to support family and loved ones, pay off debt, buy homes, etc.
  • expatriates who are repatriating funds
  • individuals who are investing overseas
  • small and medium-sized businesses that are importing and exporting goods

Security matters to us

At 1st Contact, the security of our clients’ funds is of paramount importance. 1st Contact Forex is registered with HM Customs & Excise in the UK as a money services business - our MSB registration number is 12148630.

1st Contact Forex Pty Ltd holds an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) issued by ASIC to deal in foreign exchange. The licence number is 335 126; you can view it on the ASIC website.