• Bank Identifier Code (BIC)

    A bank's unique identification code. A BIC is also called a SWIFT code.

  • Beneficiary

    A beneficiary receives monetary or other forms of assets. Beneficiary refers to an individual who receives transfers through banks, electronic wallets, and transfer companies.

  • Customer

    A merchant who receives services from a Partner. A Customer can access the WorldFirst website and perform business operations.

  • ID

    The identifier for a particular user or application.

  • International Bank Account Number  (IBAN)

    A combination of 16-34 alphanumeric characters that identifies an account at a particular bank and branch in a specific country.

  • Know Your Customer (KYC)

    KYC is the mandatory process of identifying and verifying the client's identity. The intensive examination of account holders in the KYC policy is the institutional basis for anti-money laundering to prevent corruption.

  • Onboarding

    The process of Customers or Partners becoming WorldFirst participants through KYC, KYB authentication, or contract signing.

  • Partner

    A third-party agency authorized by WorldFirst that integrates with WorldFirst and supplies services to Customers such as remittance, disbursement, account binding, online tripartite, etc.

  • Payer

    The party that makes the monetary payment during a transfer process.

  • Prefunding

    The process to make payments in advance for a transfer. A Partner needs to ensure the prefunding deposits are sufficient before initializing a transfer request.

  • Private key

    The secret part of an asymmetric key pair that is used to digitally sign or decrypt data.

  • Public key

    The public part of an asymmetric key pair that is typically used to verify signatures or encrypt data.

  • Quote

    A price or exchange rate WorldFirst offers to Customers and Partners.

  • Receiving account (RA)

    The account assigned by Alipay to receive funds within the WorldFirst Global Funding Network. A unique receiving account is assigned to the customer once the onboarding process is completed.

  • Request

    A communication process to transmit data and send information for an API by using JSON.

  • Response

    An HTTP response returned by an API, which generally includes the result of the request invocation.

  • Routing number

    The number used to identify a financial institution and specific bank branch where an account is held, including ABA routing number, BSB routing number, SORT code.

  • RSA digital signature mechanism (RSA)

    RSA (Rivest–Shamir–Adleman) is a public-key cryptosystem that is widely used for secure data transmission.

  • Sandbox

    A sandbox is a security mechanism for separating running programs, usually in an effort to mitigate system failures and/or software vulnerabilities from spreading.

  • Signature validation

    The information receiver verifies whether the original information and signature received are a match.

  • Virtual Account (VA)

    An account that is assigned by a banking institution to WorldFirst for making and receiving monetary transfers.

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