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Tern Powers TransferMex to Enable U.S. Employers to Distribute Prepaid Cards with Same Day Cross-Border Remittance Capabilities

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Employers can now pay their seasonal workers quickly and securely via prepaid cards, and workers can send money inexpensively to their families in Mexico with the TransferMex mobile app

NEW YORK, October 20, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tern Commerce Inc., a leader in ‘Fintech-as-a-service’, today announced the roll-out of their same day cross-border remittance capabilities for TransferMex. Tern’s end-to-end solution includes everything from a branded prepaid card and bilingual app to embedded KYC, AML, CIP, infrastructure, and analytics reporting.

TransferMex enables U.S. employers to instantly pay their seasonal workers via a free prepaid card. Additionally, it allows the workers to send the payments to family and friends in Mexico the same day funds are received. Funds can also be sent to bank accounts or cash pickup locations at rural locations throughout Mexico, all with embedded compliance safeguards.

U.S. employers would often hand physical checks to workers on the job site, costing both time and money. Now employers can simply issue a free card and pre-fund their workers’ payroll accounts. Additionally, this offering enables employers to abide by U.S. labor laws and also pay workers after they have left.

"TransferMex is a perfect model of how Tern can deliver speed-to-market solutions, and this program highlights our cross-border capabilities," states Brion Bonkowski, founder and CEO of Tern. "Our relationship with TransferMex is impactful because we are helping both migrant workers and U.S. employers. We see at least 50% of funds are transferred to Mexico on workers’ payday. I believe this trend of offering prepaid cards with remittance capabilities will continue to drive exponential demand globally."

Elisa Salinas, director at TransferMex, adds, "Working with the Tern team has made it easy. It truly is fintech-as-a-service. I approached them with the structure, and they got us into the market quickly."

Tern management is attending #Money2020 in Las Vegas.

About Tern Commerce Inc.
Founded in 2015, Tern provides an end-to-end Fintech-as-a-Service ecosystem. Tern offers a full-suite of embedded, whitelabeled solutions to processors, banks, and fintechs. At its core, the technology platform is a multi-currency, multi-language prepaid and stored-value platform with embedded AML, KYC, CIP, and fraud management tools. Additionally, Tern customers can launch solutions with no code, low code and direct APIs.

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