InstaReM Launches Card Issuing Platform for Fintechs and Enterprises

05 Jul 2019
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    InstaReM’s card-issuing platform enables fintechs and enterprises to issue their own branded cards

    Singapore/London/Seattle, 5 July 2019: InstaReM, Southeast Asia’s leading digital cross-border money transfer and payments company, has announced the launch of its API-based digital platform that will enable start-ups, fintech companies and enterprises to launch their own branded cards.


    Designed to operate alongside the successful Visa Fintech Fast-Track Program, InstaReM’s card-issuing platform will offer next-generation digital payments and cards as a B2B solution.

    With the card-issuing platform, InstaReM’s Fintech partners and enterprise customers can now ride on InstaReM’s global digital ecosystem for payments and remittance, without needing to obtain multiple local licenses to be able to issue payment cards to their employees and vendors.


    This is the latest innovation as part of InstaReM’s mission to democratize payments globally, helping businesses move money internationally in fast, convenient ways.

    Announcing the launch of the card-issuing platform, Prajit Nanu, co-founder and CEO of InstaReM, said:

    “We strongly believe anyone – whether a start-up or a large corporate – who wants to have its own branded cards program, should be able to do so. InstaReM is there to offer the necessary infrastructure.


    Our card-issuing platform is flexible, scalable and designed to support the ambitions of our enterprise partners, especially in the Fintech sector.

    And it’s quick to get started. It’s possible for businesses to start issuing payment cards in as little as four to six weeks once they register with us.”

    These cards – issued on the InstaReM platform – will be available in virtual and physical (plastic) form, offering multiple benefits to consumers as well as business users. Consumers can accumulate and monetize loyalty points, use the card as a multi-currency travel card or as a virtual card. Business users can use cards for business-related travel & expenses, payroll, and payouts and disbursement to their employees and vendors.

    The simple API-integration with InstaReM’s card-issuing platform gives businesses greater control over creating, distributing and managing card accounts. The user can also apply spending control (by merchant categories) on these cards, which will also facilitate peer-to-peer transfer of money.


    With InstaReM’s seamless and fully-digitized sign-up process, onboarding on this card-issuing platform is extremely fast and simple. A quick set-up time gives corporates more time to scale-up, while not worrying about admin issues.



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    About InstaReM

    Singapore-headquartered InstaReM is the only digital cross-border payments company with presence across Asia-Pacific, North America and Europe, covering 40+ countries. It has created a unique payments mesh which is being leveraged by individuals, SMEs and financial institutions to make fast, low-cost cross-border payments to more than 55 countries. InstaReM’s mission is to democratize money movements across the globe by developing innovative products that provide individual and enterprise users with seamless digital payments experiences. The company has significantly enhanced its payments capabilities in the recent past by entering into strategic partnerships with global payments leaders such as Ripple, Visa and First Data. Since starting operations in 2015, InstaReM has raised US$ 59.5 million in three rounds of funding. Its investors include Global Founders Capital, Vertex Ventures, Fullerton Financial Holdings, GSR Ventures, SBI-FMO Emerging Asia Financial Sector Fund, MDI Ventures, Beacon Venture Capital, Vertex Growth Fund and Atinum Investment.

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