LAS VEGAS, OCTOBER 25, 2021: Emburse, a global leader in spend management, has launched a new solution that gives partner banks the ability to issue virtual cards through the Emburse platform. The first bank partner for the new solution is Silicon Valley Bank, the bank of the most innovative companies and their investors, and the 22nd largest U.S. commercial bank by assets ($163 billion).
Emburse’s new offering answers the growing demand for more integrated card solutions, so banks can better compete for customers, while retaining control and simplifying purchase reconciliation. Banks that meet this demand stand to retain more corporate clients, significantly increase share of wallet and more effectively win net-new business. With Emburse, banks and other financial institutions can now easily issue and manage virtual cards for millions of Emburse users at mutual customers, directly from the Emburse card dashboard.
Key capabilities of the solution include:
- Virtual card issuance: Issue virtual cards with the appropriate controls and context to millions of Emburse users
- Real-time authentication: Every time a physical or virtual card is used, users are immediately prompted to expense the transaction
- Mobile wallet: Employees of mutual customers can provision virtual cards to mobile wallets
- Policy controls: Pre- and post-authorization rules protect administrators from unwanted spend while removing friction from the process
- Automated reconciliation: Straight-through processing to ERP systems for card transactions with all the appropriate controls and classifications
- Actionable insights: Normalized data is organized into meaningful reports that drive strategic decision making for customers
“There’s a major shift underway in corporate spend. Different types of spend — whether T&E, invoice, or long tail recurring spend, such as subscriptions — are all blending together,” said Eric Friedrichsen, CEO at Emburse. “As a result, customers demand even more tightly integrated solutions for making and managing payments — and will switch providers to get them. Financial institutions have an urgent need to respond to this requirement and we’re providing an accelerated on-ramp so they can win more customers, reduce client attrition and drive incremental card spend.”
“Partnering with Emburse allows us to offer our large number of mutual clients a seamless and easy experience for effectively managing and controlling card issuance and spend,” said Jon Oakes, Managing Director of Card Products at Silicon Valley Bank. “Removing barriers traditionally associated with corporate cards means our clients can more easily use virtual cards and channel spend through them. Whether it’s less time with month-end reconciliations, less spend leakage or larger cashback rebates, we’re excited about the many ways that our high-growth technology and life science clients will benefit from this new integration.”
Emburse is a modern spend management company offering solutions that revolutionize the way organizations manage employee expenses, process invoices and make payments. Emburse humanizes work by empowering business travelers, finance professionals, and CFOs to eliminate manual, time-consuming tasks, so they can focus on what matters most.
Its innovative offerings, which are tailored to meet the unique business needs of specific industries, company sizes, and geographies, are trusted by more than 9 million users in more than 120 countries. Over 16,000 customers, from start-ups to global enterprises, including Bosch, Grant Thornton, Telefónica, Lufthansa Systems, and Toyota rely on Emburse to make faster, smarter decisions, improve compliance, and optimize spend — making corporate spend deliver meaningful value for the organization.
Emburse is recognized as a leader in expense management and accounts payable automation by analyst firm IDC, and has received multiple awards for innovation and its high levels of customer satisfaction. For more information on Emburse, visit emburse.com, call 877-EMBURSE, or follow the organization’s social channels at @emburse.
About Silicon Valley Bank
For nearly 40 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. Learn more at svb.com.
Emburse is an independent third party and is not affiliated with SVB Financial Group.