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Hong Kong & Tokyo, October 7, 2020

Enables global businesses to directly transfer a maximum of JPY30 million into local banks through EMQ’s global financial settlement network


EMQ, a global financial settlement network, announces today the launch of its high transaction value cross-border settlements in Japan, which enables global businesses to send a maximum of JPY30 million directly into local banks. This major enhancement further expands our global payment capabilities into Japan, empowering global businesses to capture new opportunities across the markets.

“Japan, the third-largest economy in the world, is an important market in our global growth strategy as we continue to see encouraging signs of recovery across the region amidst the new normal. For global businesses, they will require a network partner like EMQ with international capabilities and local expertise to ensure prompt payments in local currencies in order to scale across multiple markets,” said Max Liu, co-founder and CEO of EMQ. “Our expanded capabilities across Japan complement our efforts in providing the most reliable, flexible and cost-efficient cross-border solutions for our customers as we continue to optimize our global network with the most comprehensive service levels.”

Already live in Japan, the expanded payments capabilities further allow EMQ to seamlessly streamline and process international payments for businesses anywhere in the world through one single integration with EMQ Connect API. Our API-powered solutions can effectively settle any cross-border transactions and support a multitude of front-end use cases, while enabling global businesses to streamline their workflows for a seamless user experience.

“As a trusted network provider for the global communities, we are continuously expanding and enhancing our global payout capabilities, while relentlessly pursuing operational excellence to best support our customers,” Liu added.

With a network footprint touching billions of people, EMQ’s flexible and scalable infrastructure directly integrates to all the end-points, facilitating seamless, real-time and cost-effective cross-border settlements. Today, EMQ’s network spans over 80 key global markets throughout Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe and North America. Currently, the company is licensed in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia and registered as a Money Service Business in Canada. EMQ was also accepted into Taiwan’s Regulatory Sandbox by the Financial Supervisory Commission in Taiwan.


EMQ operates a global financial settlement network that provides a faster, more affordable and transparent cross-border settlement solution for businesses around the world, while adhering to complex regulations and compliance standards in different markets. The company’s flexible network infrastructure has been built to effectively settle any cross-border movement of capital and can be deployed across multiple vertical industries for a broad range of services, including e-commerce, merchant settlement, procurement, remittance, payroll, etc.