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Borderless AI and Nium Transform Employer of Record Business with Real-Time Cross-Border Payments

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Strategic alliance will allow for employers to seamlessly pay employees and contractors in 100 currencies across more than 190 countries

TORONTO, May 1, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Borderless AI, a leading Employer of Record (EOR) services provider, announced its strategic partnership with Nium, the global leader in real-time, cross-border payments, aiming to revolutionize cross-border payments in the EOR industry. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in enhancing efficiency, transparency, and speed in global employment and payroll solutions.

The traditional EOR process often faces delays and inefficiencies in cross-border payments, leading to administrative bottlenecks and hindered business operations. With Nium’s cutting-edge technology integration, Borderless AI is able to streamline operations, offering faster, more efficient, and secure payment solutions. This enables organizations to confidently navigate international complexities, seamlessly pay employees and contractors, and manage remote teams more efficiently.

Nium’s advanced payment infrastructure and global network facilitate seamless fund transfers across borders, eliminating intermediaries and significantly reducing transaction times. Borderless AI can now provide clients with instant transfer of funds through Nium’s platform, enabling efficient management of payroll, taxes, expenses, and financial obligations across more than 190 countries.

“Our collaboration with Nium represents a significant leap in delivering multi-country payroll and unmatched value to our customers,” said Willson Cross, CEO of Borderless AI. “By leveraging Nium’s innovative technology, we empower businesses to efficiently manage their global workforce while ensuring timely and secure cross-border payments.”

Some benefits derived by organizations like Affiniti Finance and MG2 Corporation include:

  • Faster and more affordable cross-border payments.
  • Worldwide access to 190+ countries and 100 currencies, with funds available real-time in 100 markets.
  • Helps scale globally in a compliant manner, by adhering to local regulations and maintaining robust security measures.

“Borderless AI is contributing to the changing Employer of Record industry and we are excited to be a part of their journey,” said Prajit Nanu, CEO and Co-founder of Nium. “By integrating our real-time cross-border payment solutions with Borderless AI’s EOR expertise, we empower businesses to transcend geographical barriers and unlock new opportunities for growth.”

In conjunction with this partnership and to strengthen its industry expertise, Borderless AI is officially announcing the addition of Rajesh Venkatesh as Chief Payments Officer and Umesh Maini as Chief Product Officer to its executive team. Both leaders bring invaluable experience from the global payments space. Venkatesh previously served as Chief Product Officer at Nium and worked as a payments executive for a combined 15 years at PayPal and eBay. Maini previously served as Chief Product Officer at Buckzy  – a cross-border payments network and embedded finance platform – and has worked as a payments executive at Western Union and TD Bank.

This strategic alliance underscores Borderless AI and Nium’s shared commitment to innovation and excellence in global employment solutions, paving the way for businesses to navigate cross-border operations efficiently and unlock new growth possibilities. For more information, visit us here.

About Borderless AI:
Borderless AI is a global payroll solution that leverages the power of generative AI to automate and speed up the process of onboarding, managing, and paying international team members. With Borderless AI, businesses can compliantly hire and manage talent worldwide without establishing a foreign entity while alleviating the complexities and risks associated with hiring global employees. With a focus on innovation and customer service, Borderless AI developed Alberni, the world’s first AI agent for global HR. Alberni uses conversational AI to simplify global employment tasks from contract creation to expense management. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and has raised $27 million in seed funding to date, backed by Susquehanna and Aglaé Ventures.

About Nium:
Nium, the leader in real-time, cross-border payments, was founded on the mission to deliver the global payments infrastructure of tomorrow, today. With the onset of the global economy, its payments infrastructure is shaping how banks, fintechs, and businesses everywhere collect, convert, and disburse funds instantly across borders. Its payout network supports 100 currencies and spans 190+ countries, 100 of which in real-time. Funds can be disbursed to accounts, wallets, and cards and collected locally in 35 markets. Nium’s growing card issuance business is already available in 34 countries. Nium holds regulatory licenses and authorisations in more than 40 countries, enabling seamless onboarding, rapid integration, and compliance – independent of geography. The company is co-headquartered in San Francisco and Singapore.

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Digital Remittance Market Rising at 13.5% CAGR to Hit $83.2 Billion by 2034 | Fact.MR Analysis

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Outward Digital Remittance Services to Drive Major Revenue Generation for Companies

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — According to a recently updated industry report published by Fact.MR, the global Digital Remittance Market will hit $23.4 billion in 2024 and surpass $83.2 billion by 2034, growing at a CAGR of 13.5% from 2024 to 2034.

The ever-increasing use of smartphones and other electronic devices for international payments and remittance services will boost the global market growth over the next 10 years. Quick, easy, and safe transfer of funds is increasing the popularity of digital remittance services.

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The advanced remittance platforms are offering their users a secure and fast transaction experience.  The conventional way of transferring funds is time-consuming and expensive, while digital remittance platforms are comparatively inexpensive, faster, and offer value-added services. The growing increasing competition among market players is leading to low costs associated with money transfer.

International remittances are aiding in revenue generation at a maximum level. The immigration of individuals in search of jobs, the surge in international business activities, and the trend of getting an education from overseas are contributing to the growing adoption of digital remittance solutions for fund transfer. The immigrant people make use of outward digital remittance services to transfer money to their families. The rising number of customers of international banks and financial institutions is further increasing the use of outward digital remittance services.

Key Takeaways from the Market Study:

  • Global demand for digital remittance services is forecasted to reach a market value of US$ 83.2 billion by 2034.
  • The United States market is set to register a CAGR of 13.3% through 2034.
  • Japan is expected to capture 28.9% of the East Asia market share in 2024.
  • Revenue from outward digital remittance services has been evaluated at US$ 12.9 billion in 2024.

“Integration of artificial intelligence and machine learning will enhance the capabilities and increase the adoption of digital remittance solutions in the years ahead”, says a Fact.MR analyst.

Winning Strategy:

The global digital remittance market is offering lucrative opportunities for both prominent service providers and new companies. The established players are adopting strategies such as collaborations, mergers, partnerships, and acquisitions to increase their product offerings and market reach. New companies are investing in the production of digital remittance solutions integrated with the latest technologies. This move is aiding start-ups to earn high profits and attract early adopters.

  • The UAE-based fintech start-up Go F5 offers a mobile application to perform financial transactions. The company uses blockchain technology for secure and quick fund transfers. The app F5 offers services for both individuals and businesses.

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U.S. and South Korea: Key Players and Growing Markets in Digital Remittance Services

The United States hosts prominent financial service and communication companies such as Continental Exchange Solutions, Inc., Western Union Holdings, Inc., and MoneyGram. Many individuals migrate to the U.S. for better education, job opportunities, and business prospects.

The increasing number of immigrants in the country is expected to create significant growth opportunities for digital remittance service providers. Additionally, the trend toward faster money transfers is driving high demand for advanced payment applications.

South Korea: Rapidly Growing Digital Remittance Market in East Asia

South Korea is emerging as the fastest-growing market in the East Asia region. Many South Koreans use digital remittance platforms to transfer funds annually to colleagues, business partners, and family members abroad. The increasing adoption of online banking and financial services in South Korea is expected to propel the demand for digital remittance services. The growing focus on mobile banking, cashless payments, and mobile-based payment solutions is also contributing to the growth of the digital remittance market in South Korea.

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Fact.MR, in its new offering, presents an unbiased analysis of the global digital remittance market, presenting historical demand data (2019 to 2023) and forecast statistics for the period (2024 to 2034). Download a Sample Report

The study divulges essential insights on the market based on type (inward, outward), channel (banks, money transfer operators, online platforms), and end use (migrant labor workforce, personal, small businesses, others), across seven major regions of the world (North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, East Asia, South Asia & Pacific, and MEA).

Check out More Related Studies Published by Fact.MR Research:

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Digital Transaction Management Market Set to Reach $93.25 Billion by 2032

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Fact.MR is a distinguished market research company renowned for its comprehensive market reports and invaluable business insights. As a prominent player in business intelligence, we deliver deep analysis, uncovering market trends, growth paths, and competitive landscapes. Renowned for its commitment to accuracy and reliability, we empower businesses with crucial data and strategic recommendations, facilitating informed decision-making and enhancing market positioning.

With its unwavering dedication to providing reliable market intelligence, FACT.MR continues to assist companies in navigating dynamic market challenges with confidence and achieving long-term success. With a global presence and a team of experienced analysts, FACT.MR ensures its clients receive actionable insights to capitalize on emerging opportunities and stay ahead in the competitive landscape. 

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Fintech startup Copper forced to discontinue banking services amid Synapse fiasco

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A segment of customers holding deposits with fintech startup Copper find themselves unable to access their accounts, a consequence of disruptions involving the embattled banking-as-a-service platform Synapse.

Copper joins several companies impacted by an ongoing crisis at Synapse, which declared bankruptcy last month. Acting as a “middleware provider” connecting fintech startups with banks, Synapse was poised for acquisition by TabaPay; however, TechCrunch reported the deal fell through earlier this month.

Forbes also noted customers of Yotta Technologies and Juno Finance experiencing similar issues accessing their deposit accounts.

Founded four years ago, Copper initially introduced a banking platform aimed at teens and families. In 2022, the company secured $29 million in funding, boasting over 800,000 users and earning a finalist spot for Startup of the Year at the GeekWire Awards.

Copper CEO Eddie Behringer informed GeekWire on Tuesday of the company’s plans to transition away from banking services, focusing instead on its newer “Earn” product, which assists users in earning money through surveys and games.

However, this plan accelerated earlier this month. In a message to customers on May 12, Behringer announced the discontinuation of debit card and deposit account offerings within 24 hours.

Behringer cited the recent discovery that the banking middleware provider Copper utilizes is sunsetting their service imminently, which necessitated the premature closure of banking accounts despite prior planning.

Over the past weekend, Copper notified some customers of delays in fund delivery via email.

Behringer assured that the disruption impacted only a small number of individuals.

Despite transitioning away from banking services, Behringer emphasized Copper’s commitment to its original mission of providing financial wellness and education.

“Moving forward, we’re going to continue to focus on providing not just teens and families, but all Americans the ability to earn money through Copper,” he stated.

Copper’s revenue has surged by 160% year-over-year, largely driven by the success of its “Earn” product.

The company intends to establish white-label partnerships with banks to generate software-as-a-service revenue.

Behringer and Copper co-founder Stefan Berglund previously co-founded Snap Raise, an online fundraising platform for youth groups based in Seattle.

With 30 employees and ongoing hiring efforts, Copper has secured a total funding of $42 million to date. Investors include Fiat Ventures, Panoramic Ventures, Insight Partners, Invesco Private Capital, PSL Ventures, Mana Ventures, Western Technology Investment, Clocktower Ventures, Index Ventures, Scout Fund, Launchpad Capital, Financial Venture Studio, Maven Ventures, Samsung Next, and Arnold Ventures.

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FWD Group pens five-year agreement with AWS to drive innovation

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FWD Group, a prominent insurance provider, has unveiled a five-year agreement for technology services with Amazon Web Services (AWS) as part of its cloud-first strategy.

This collaboration aims to bolster FWD Group’s digital infrastructure and capabilities by harnessing AWS’ expertise in cloud and AI technologies to drive innovation and customer-centricity.

AWS will continue to host core business applications for FWD Group, offering enhanced agility, scalability, and resilience as FWD transitions away from operating its own onsite data centers.

Committed to delivering innovative insurance solutions, FWD Group has embraced a digital-first mindset, prioritizing cloud computing as a comprehensive business strategy, seamlessly integrating cloud-based infrastructure and capabilities across its business functions.

With its array of cloud services, encompassing computing power, storage, and AI technologies, AWS underscores its dedication to supporting companies in the financial and insurance sectors to drive digital transformation and elevate customer experiences.

Sandeep Pandey, Group Chief Technology & Operations Officer of FWD Group, affirmed, “At FWD, cloud computing is not just a priority for the technology function but a holistic business strategy. This digital-first mindset has enabled us to establish operational infrastructure and capabilities that are secure, cloud-based, and fully integrated across business functions and with valued partners like AWS. With these foundations in place, we can further scale our generative artificial intelligence (AI) deployment efficiently, effectively, and responsibly, aligning with our vision of transforming perceptions about insurance.”

The adoption of cloud technology has yielded significant benefits to FWD’s software development and deployment processes, resulting in accelerated time-to-market and enhanced customer experiences.

By the conclusion of 2023, an impressive 97% of FWD Group’s applications had completed migration to the cloud, marking a substantial increase from the 27% recorded as of December 31, 2020.

Additionally, 93% of the applications earmarked for retirement have been successfully decommissioned, underscoring the company’s commitment to modernizing its technology infrastructure and optimizing operational efficiency.

Francessca Vasquez, Vice President of Professional Services and Generative Artificial Intelligence Innovation Center at AWS, commented, “AWS has been supporting companies in the financial and insurance sectors worldwide for over a decade, enabling them to better serve their customers with cloud and AI technologies. FWD Group’s ambition to leverage the power of cloud and generative AI underscores their dedication to digital transformation and customer-centricity. We are thrilled to continue supporting FWD Group with AWS’s proven reliability and capabilities, facilitating innovation acceleration, cost savings, efficiency enhancement, and business expansion.”

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