NIUM launches digital cross-border payments platform in Indonesia
By Digital News Asia November 14, 2019
- Enables those in Indonesia to send money to over sixty destinations globally
- Also enables enterprises and fintech companies to make B2B commercial payments
THE recently-rebranded NIUM (formerly, InstaReM) has received the Fund Transfers license from the Bank Indonesia. With NIUM’s payments platform, retail consumers, small & medium enterprises (smes), financial institutions and the other payment service providers in Indonesia can look forward to a seamless digital experience while moving money – whether sending or receiving - across borders.
NIUM-powered PT InstaReM Mitra Indonesia is registered as a Fund Transfer Operator with Bank Indonesia to remit and transmit funds in and out of Indonesia. NIIUM’s digital money transfer service will enable consumers and enterprises in Indonesia to send money to over sixty destinations globally efficiently and cost-effectively.
The NIUM platform will also enable globally-connected enterprises and fintech companies in Indonesia to make B2B commercial payments, issue their own-branded employee expense cards, supplier card payments and customer cards.
The NIUM platform will also enable the enterprise users in Indonesia to automate and expedite the receipt of multi-currency payments from the different parts of the world with account real-time receivable tracking.
Prajit Nanu (pic), co-founder and chief executive officer of NIUM said: “We already serve Indonesia as an inbound market and are excited to launch our complete value proposition now with the new license that empowers us to conduct outbound transfers from Indonesia. With Indonesia’s enterprising population increasingly connecting with their global counterparts, we see immense potential for cross-border money movements in and out of Indonesia.
“One of the most promising markets in the Asia, Indonesia offers a great ecosystem for fintech services like NIUM to develop and grow. We are confident that NIUM’s innovative payments solutions will enable individual and enterprise users in Indonesia to send, spend and collect money to and from any part of the world – while saving on high transaction costs that are associated with traditional methods.”
NIUM’s Indonesian operations will be headed by the industry veteran Vadyo Munaan, who comes with extensive experience in financial services and payments industry at reputed organisations including Citibank GCB, Cigna International, Mastercard, Visa, Banks of Indonesia and MoneyGram.
"With growing individual remittances, cross-border trade, e-commerce, and freelancing opportunities, there is an urgent need for an efficient platform in Indonesia that addresses the needs of different stakeholders while sending or receiving payments across borders.
“With its unmatched technological capabilities and strong global banking partnerships, NIUM's digital platform promises to take the pain out of the process. NIUM's global presence adds extensive payments network to the country’s cross-border payments infrastructure. We are delighted to introduce to Indonesia a full suite of NIUM products and services offering, which is coming at the perfect time to meet the changing needs of the market," says Vadyo.