JERICHO, N.Y., March 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESQ) ("Company"), the financial holding company for Esquire Bank, National Association ("Esquire"), today announced that Esquire has signed an exclusive agreement with InComm Payments, a global leading payments technology company, to offer prepaid card services under the Serve® brand for Social Security Disability Insurance ("SSDI") payments. InComm Payments became the exclusive distributor of American Express's prepaid reloadable and gift card products in the U.S. and acquired the Serve® technology platform in 2018. The Serve® product offered as part of the agreement with Esquire will be a Serve® Card issued by American Express.
"Serve is a best-in-class technology solution for open-loop, reloadable prepaid cards," stated Andrew C. Sagliocca, President & CEO of Esquire. "This partnership will allow us to transform Social Security Disability Insurance payments from check to prepaid cards for our law firms' clients, as well as other supporting services."
"Coupling Serve's technology with Esquire's legal distribution network and related businesses will revolutionize the options available to Esquire's partners," said Dave Etling, SVP of InComm Healthcare and InCentives at InComm Payments. "Esquire has mapped out opportunities to improve the types of payments available to its partners, and this partnership will help remedy inefficiencies that exist in the market today, benefiting those who need it the most."
About Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc.
Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in Jericho, New York, with one branch office in Jericho, New York and an administrative office in Boca Raton, Florida. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Esquire Bank, National Association, is a full-service commercial bank dedicated to serving the financial needs of the litigation industry and small businesses nationally, as well as commercial and retail customers in the New York metropolitan area. The bank offers tailored financial and payment processing solutions to the litigation community and their clients as well as dynamic and flexible merchant payment processing solutions to small business owners. For more information, visit www.esquirebank.com.
About InComm Payments
InComm Payments is a global leader in innovative payments technology. Leveraging dynamic technology and proven expertise, InComm Payments delivers enhanced end-to-end payment platforms and emerging financial technology solutions that help businesses grow across a wide range of industries including retail, healthcare, tolling & transit, incentives, mobile payments and financial services. By enabling omnichannel connections to an ever-expanding consumer base in an increasingly digital ecosystem, InComm Payments creates seamless and valuable commerce experiences across the globe. With more than 25 years of experience, over 500,000 points of distribution, 386 global patents and a presence in more than 30 countries, InComm Payments leads the payments industry from its headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. Learn more at www.InCommPayments.com.
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