Yes, Instarem supports payouts to Aregentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru with bank deposit as a payout option. Standard transaction fees apply.
Typically, it takes anywhere between 24 and 72 business hours (excluding weekends and bank holidays) for the funds to reflect in your bank account once we process the refund. However, this timeline may vary depending on how long your bank takes to process refunds.
InstaPoints earned from referral activity would add to your InstaPoints balance. As soon as you hit 100 InstaPoints, you can redeem them in your next transaction.
Your bonus InstaPoints will be credited to your account once your referee successfully completes his or her first transaction.
InstaPoints will be credited to your friends' accounts as soon as they set up an Instarem account using the referrer code you have shared.
No, you can refer a friend only once.
You can refer as many friends (aka referees) as you like!
How does Instarem referral program work?
No, the InstaPoints credited to your account can be used only by you.
No, you can only redeem your InstaPoints against transactions with us.
Your InstaPoints have a validity of 6 months.
The minimum and maximum number of InstaPoints that you can redeem against a transaction are subject to change.
InstaPoints are loyalty points that you earn upon signup, and with every successful referral and transaction you make.
Please check the validity date of your coupon. If the coupon has not expired, check if your transaction complies with the terms and conditions of the coupon code. In case that is not helpful, please contact our customer experience team.
We release bonus coupons very frequently. Sign up with us to get your joining InstaPoints bonus and never again miss a deal from Instarem.
SWIFT Code is a unique identification code for financial and non-financial institutions.
ACH Code is a routing code used in the United States to identify the financial institution in which it is drawn.
IBAN Number is an international system of identifying bank accounts across national borders to facilitate the communication and processing of cross-border transactions.
Sort Codes are codes the British and Irish banking industry uses to identify banks when routing money transfers.
BSB Code is a Bank State Branch (BSB) code used in Australia to identify a bank's branch.
An IFSC code is an alphanumeric code that identifies a particular bank-branch participating in the two main Electronic Funds Settlement Systems in India. You can contact the recipient and get the IFSC code of the bank where they have an account.
Few Latin American countries levy taxes on inward remittances. While Instarem deposits the exact amount to the recipient that you see on the screen while setting up the transfer, the recipient's bank may deduct taxes from the receiving amount at their end.
While most countries do not levy taxes on outward flow of money, India imposes GST both on currency conversion and the service charge. Malaysia imposes GST on service changes for outward remittance transaction.
You can send money to over 50 countries with Instarem. For a complete list of receiving countries, click here.
With Instarem, you can send money from Australia, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Euro Zone Countries, UK, India and the US.
You can make a batch payment through our MassPay platform. Please contact us for details.
No, personal accounts must be used only for individual or personal purposes.
Yes, a company can create a corporate account with us. To know more about our suite of services for businesses, visit the Business section on our website.
Yes, you can. All you need to do is register as a business while signing up with us.
We encourage you to use Google Chrome, Safari or Mozilla Firefox as Instarem website works best with these browsers.
As with any website, you may, at times, experience technical issues when using Instarem. A basic problem you may encounter could be due to the browser you're using. We encourage you to use Google Chrome, Safari or Mozilla Firefox as Instarem website works best with these browsers.
Other solutions for basic website issues are enabling cookies and clearing your browser's cache.
If you still want to use your preferred browser which is not among the above options, or face issues, please reach out to us via chat or submit an enquiry.
Yes, Instarem supports debit card transfers/payments from Hong Kong to all destination countries supported by Instarem. The facility is available only for individual remitters.
Yes, we offer cash pick-up facility only for the Philippines.
Individual : You should only set up a transaction if you intend to transfer funds towards it. If you have set up multiple transfers for the exact same amount and send only one deposit, the funds would be linked to the first transaction that you have submitted.
Corporate : A Corporate can add up to 20 beneficiaries in one batch and can set up a max of 20 transactions at one go. Collated funds can be sent matching the exact total amount of transactions set up.
|Country||Native currency (can be sent always)||Can we send USD?||Can we send EUR?|
At Instarem, we transfer money at rates which are directly sourced from Reuters. To get a rate of your choice, we would advise you to subscribe to our Rate Watch feature which will alert you whenever the currency pair hits your desired rate.
In case of a Bank Transfer as your payment method, a manual bank deposit to Instarem's account will be required within 24 hours after submitting the transaction. Our bank details will be sent to your registered email address. When you make the deposit through your online banking, the status of your transaction may take up to 24-36 hours to update. Once we receive and acknowledge the payment, you will get an email confirming the receipt of funds.
Different countries have regulatory limits on outward and inward flow of remittances originating from or to the country.
Minimum sending amounts could differ based on certain currency pairs which would be highlighted when you set up your transaction. Please refer to our page on international money transfer limits for more information.
You can cancel your transfer depending on what step your transfer is at. If you have not funded the transaction, you can cancel your transaction by clicking on the ‘cancel’ button on the transaction history page. If you have sent funds against a transaction and then want to cancel it, please contact our customer experience team via email or chat.
Please note, once the funds have been transferred to the recipient, the transaction cannot be canceled.
No. All you need to do is set up a transfer on our online portal and we will take care of things for you. However, in case of any queries or problems, you can contact our customer experience team via email, chat, or phone.
It usually takes us up to 2 business days to process a transaction from the time we receive the funds from you. However, it could take us more than 2 business days to process a transaction for certain countries and payment methods.
Once you transfer the funds, the transaction will be completed between 15 minutes and 24 hours.
Recipients In China
Once the transaction has been processed by Instarem, Money Express-enabled recipients will receive the payments in real-time.
Recipients whose cards are bank channel-enabled will have to register with Geoswift & accept the transaction in order to receive the payment. After we process the payment, recipients will receive an SMS from Geoswift with a registration link. Once the recipient registers using the registration link, they will receive a notification to accept the payment. Once the recipient accepts the payment, the money will be credited to his/her account within 2-3 minutes.
*Please Note: The recipient needs to register and accept the transaction within 48 hours of receiving the SMS, or else the transaction will get canceled.
For Recipients In Other Countries
Once the transaction has been processed by Instarem, it depends on the processing time of the receiving bank.
You can contact our customer experience team via email or chat for any issues you face.
We will notify you via an email about your rejected transfer.
Log into your Instarem account and submit a transfer. The platform will walk you through the process. If you have any queries, please contact our customer experience team
You can contact our customer experience team via email or chat for any issues you face before we begin to process your transaction.
You can contact our customer experience team via email or chat for any issues you face before we begin to process your transaction.
Yes. As long as your name reflects as one of the account holders, you can send money through a joint account.
We do not accept third-party payments.
No, we don’t accept cash deposits.
Yes, the money in your account with Instarem is held in a segregated account with an Authorised Deposit-Taking Institution (ADI) / Authorised Institution / Originating Depository Financial Institution / Credit Institution.
You can send up to TRY 60,000 per transfer. You can check the limits for your sending currency on our currency calculator.
- Select Turkey as your destination country, and enter the amount you wish to send.
- To add a recipient based out of Turkey, enter their full name.
- Select your recipient’s local bank from the dropdown, and enter their bank account details - International Bank Account Number (IBAN).
- Once you’ve added these details, set up a transfer to your recipient in Turkey.
Note: For Turkey payouts, Instarem supports money transfers to individual recipients only.
At the moment, Instarem supports overseas money transfers to only Turkey in the Middle East. Meanwhile, we’re working on expanding our reach to other countries in the Middle East.
No. Only 95 Indian banks support UPI payments sent from other countries. Find the complete list of banks here.
No. There are no additional charges applied when you make a UPI transfer. However, the standard Instarem transaction fees do apply, just like any other transfer made with us.
You can send up to ₹100,000 per transfer. There is no daily limit.
You can send up to CNY 50,000 per transfer. There is no daily limit.
When setting up your transaction select the destination currency CNY and set the receiving payment method to Alipay wallet. Make sure to key in a valid Alipay wallet ID. Learn more.
- Alipay wallet transactions are typically instantaneous, subject to processing speeds of funding methods.
- Please ensure that your beneficiary approves the payment within 24 hours, or the transaction will be cancelled.
The recipient in China can receive the money to his Alipay wallet or bank card.
Our payment methods vary depending on the country you are registered in.
Following are the payment methods you can use based on your country of residence:
|Australia||PayID, POLi and Debit/Credit card|
|Singapore||PayNow and Debit/Credit card|
|United States||ACH (direct debit), Debit/Credit card, Set up Instarem as Payee and Wire transfer|
|Hong Kong||Bank transfer and Debit card|
|Malaysia||FPX and Bank transfer|
|UK||Bank transfer and Debit card|
|Europe||Bank transfer and Debit card|
For more details on payment methods from your country, please click here
Yes, we support credit card transfers, however, this is available for transfers made from Singapore, Australia and the US only.
Our rate lock-in period depends on the payment method and varies from country to country. If the funds are not provided within the specified time, the transaction gets auto-cancelled.
No, we currently don’t offer forward contracts.
Typically, the exchange rate is locked in for a specific amount of time once you submit your transaction on Instarem portal. However, if the funds are not provided within the specified time, the transaction gets auto-cancelled.
The Forex market is operational during market hours on business days in the particular country. Therefore, the rates may not update when the forex markets are closed on weekends and holidays.
At Instarem, we transfer money at low cost. Our competitive rates are sourced from Reuters. Unlike banks and other operators, we add only minimal markup to the rates and do not have any hidden charges.
Instarem transfers money at low cost money transfers. Our competitive rates are sourced from Reuters and adds minimal markups to it. A nominal fee is added to cover the cost of the transaction according to the payment corridor.
When setting up a transaction with Instarem, all fees applicable to you and as charged by Instarem are presented to you upfront. You get full transparency of the amount you will be paying and the amount your recipient will be receiving.
Our transaction fees vary depending on:
- the country you’re sending from
- the country you’re sending to
- the amount you’re sending
- the payment method
When using a credit card to pay for Instarem’s service, your card provider may also charge a cash advance fee in addition to Instarem’s transaction fee.
In certain countries, our exchange rates may include a currency conversion margin. Exchange rates are subject to change. To view the current exchange rates and fees, go to the homepage calculator, select the country you’d like to send money to and select the payment method."
As an organisation we strive to provide great service to meet and exceed your expectations. However, if you have any concerns or believe your expectations have not been met, or if you want to raise an issue regarding a particular transaction or encounter with Instarem, please feel free to reach out to us.
Click here on We hear you and be sure to include the information below so we can assist you the best way possible:
- Your Instarem Client ID,
- The details pertaining to your concern
- The Instarem Transaction ID (if any) related to your concern
Once we receive your query, our team will attend to the matter in line with our policies and practices and the local regulatory requirements.
- Acknowledge the receipt of your query,
- Assess the matter and concerns raised and ask for more information (if required),
- Complete the investigation once we have all the information, and,
- Respond to your query with our explanation and actions taken (if and where applicable).
We will look into your query as quickly as possible and will send you a response in line with the required timeframe as imposed by our policies and local requirements for more information. Please read the appropriate disclosure documents based on your country of residence. For more information, please check: Global Policies For International Money Transfers | Instarem
Our customers’ happiness is our topmost priority. Rest assured that we will do our best to make things right.
If you are unhappy with our response and resolution to the matter you have raised, depending on where you reside and the applicable regulatory requirements, you may forward your complaint to the respective dispute body in the country that you registered in with Instarem.
There is no limit to the number of beneficiaries you can add to your account, with the exception of Malaysia, where you can add up to 10* active beneficiaries at a time. Adding an additional beneficiary will require you to first deactivate one of the 10. There is no beneficiary limit to corporate accounts in Malaysia.
*In compliance with regulatory requirements, this feature is only available to Malaysian citizens and expats.
You can select a currency pair and we will email you daily alerts for the same at a specific time in the day.
Rate Watch alert allows you to receive a mail each time your currency pair hits a desired high or low value. Once the trigger value is hit, your Rate Watch for the specific currency pair is removed.
Please visit our subscription page for subscribing to Rate Watch, Daily FX Alerts, and News and Deals.
As a regulation, we need to maintain with us the most recent copy of the documents shared by you. In case your documents have expired or are nearing expiry date, we ask you to share the most recent copy of your documents.
Yes, we support multi-user account in case of multiple entities.
Recipient once added cannot be deleted. However, you may choose to not transfer money to that recipient anymore.
If you are a verified user, you can log in and click on 'recipients' tab, or 'add a recipient' while setting up a transaction. If you are signing up, you can 'add a recipient' while setting up your first transaction.
Yes. Once you log in, please go to My Account - My Info to change your email ID and mobile number.
To create an account with Instarem, you need to share your email id, phone number, identity and address documents.
As a financial institution, we need to know who is transferring money with us and verify their identity. For this reason, when you create your profile, please use your real, full name (no nicknames or initials), accurate address and phone number and an email through which we can reach you.
As a financial institution, we need to verify the identity of all our clients according to local regulations of the countries where we operate.
Account creation is easy. You just need to signup with your email ID or Google / Facebook ID.
Click here to create an account.
Yes. All refunds will be processed and credited as per the existing terms and conditions.
You can now get personalised help from our team via chat or Enquiries.
All active coupons are eligible for the first transfer bonus.
Your InstaPoints are safe in your account. Continue to use and collect them on future transfers.
The transfer process remains the same.
Instarem’s mission is to improve the cross-border payments experience for consumers. With Nium, we want to welcome you to a world of ‘Open Money’. This will introduce you to an array of services, along with Instarem’s existing range of services. With Nium, we’re building a network for people and businesses to send, spend and receive their money globally.
No. Your profile continues to remain active with Instarem.
Yes, the name change has no security implications on your personal information.
No. The terms and conditions of usage remain the same.
You can continue to use Instarem the way you have. The name change doesn't affect your transfers via Instarem.
No. The name of the company has changed to Nium. Instarem will continue to provide seamless, secure and cost-efficient cross-border transactions. Our new name, Nium, captures the wider universe of businesses that will enable individuals and businesses to send, spend and receive their money worldwide.
If you have a specific question, please reach out to us via chat or submit an enquiry
Your safety is our priority. We maintain complete transparency to give you better control over your transaction and our thorough verification processes ensure that your money reaches the right person.
No, we don't specialise in personal advisory services. But to get insightful information about the world of remittance you can visit our blog or subscribe for our fortnightly newsletters.
Instarem is the trading name of NIUM Pte Ltd, the parent company of NIUM subsidiaries globally. NIUM Pte Ltd is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore as a Major Payment Institution under License No. PS20200276.
Australia: Instarem is the trading name of NIUM Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of NIUM Pte Ltd, the parent company of NIUM subsidiaries globally. NIUM Pty Ltd is a registered Remittance Provider with AUSTRAC and holds AFS License No. 464627 and is regulated by ASIC.
Canada: Instarem is the trading name of NIUM Canada Corporation, a subsidiary of NIUM Pte Ltd, which is the parent company of NIUM subsidiaries globally. NIUM Canada Corporation with License No. M15569293 is regulated by the Financial Transactions & Reports Analysis Centre of Canada.
Hong Kong: Instarem is the trading name of NIUM Limited, a subsidiary of NIUM Pte Ltd, which is the parent company of NIUM subsidiaries globally. NIUM Limited is regulated by the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department with MSO License No. 16-010-01797.
India: Instarem is the trading name of NIUM India Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of NIUM Pte Ltd, which is the parent company of NIUM subsidiaries globally. NIUM India Pvt. Ltd. operates in association with SBM Bank and is regulated by the Reserve Bank of India vide its approval dated 24th April 2020.
Indonesia: Instarem is the trading name of PT NIUM Mitra Indonesia, a subsidiary of NIUM Pte Ltd, which is the parent company of NIUM subsidiaries globally. PT NIUM Mitra Indonesia, with License No: 21/261/Jkt/1 as a Fund Transfer Operator, is regulated by the Bank Indonesia.
Japan: Instarem is the trading name of NIUM Japan Kabushiki Kaisha, a subsidiary of NIUM Pte Ltd, which is the parent company of NIUM subsidiaries globally. NIUM Japan Kabushiki Kaisha holds Registration No: 00073 with Kanto Local Finance Bureau and is a Type 2 Funds Transfer Services Provider under the Payment Services Act (Act No. 59).
Lithuania: Instarem is the trading name of UAB NIUM EU, a subsidiary of NIUM Pte Ltd, which is the parent company of NIUM subsidiaries globally. UAB NIUM EU with License No. 14 is regulated by Lietuvos Banks (Bank of Lithuania).
Malaysia: Instarem is the trading name of NIUM SDN. BHD., a subsidiary of NIUM Pte Ltd, which is the parent company of NIUM subsidiaries globally. NIUM SDN. BHD. with Registration No. 201701000367 (1214517-X) is regulated in Malaysia by the Central Bank of Malaysia under License Number: 00222.
Singapore: Instarem is the trading name of NIUM Pte Ltd, the parent company of NIUM subsidiaries globally. NIUM Pte Ltd is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore as a Major Payment Institution under License No. PS20200276.
United States of America: Instarem is the trading name of NIUM Inc., a subsidiary of NIUM Pte Ltd, which is the parent company of NIUM subsidiaries globally. NIUM Inc. operates in the United States under a program sponsored by Community Federal Savings Bank to which NIUM is a service provider (NMLS ID No. 1528562).
UK: Instarem is the trading name of Nium Fintech Limited, a subsidiary of NIUM Pte Ltd, which is the parent company of NIUM subsidiaries globally. Nium Fintech Limited with Reference number 901024 is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority as an Authorised Electronic Money Institution (EMI) provider and is licensed to issue electronic money (e-money) and provide payment services.