Individuals buying homes abroad and companies dealing in many currencies may use WorldFirst to handle their transactions. The Battersea company provides international payments and wire transfers and claims to have overseen transactions worth more than £1 billion last year. Under co-founders Jonathan Quin and Nick Robinson, sales – which represent the margin taken on trades – grew 79% a year from £975,000 in 2006 to £5.6m in 2009.
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