MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Paymentez, the leading digital commerce company in Latin America, today introduced Be.Unique, a reloadable prepaid debit card that will empower Brazilians with or without bank accounts to engage in the global economy. Be.Unique cards can be loaded in local currency and used in foreign currency, have lower fees than traditional credit cards and can be used by consumers aged 14 and up. With the Be.Unique offering, Paymentez further expands into the financial services and banking industry in Latin America.
“As Latin American economies have grown and global retailers are expanding their offerings in the region, we found the payment options available lacking,” said Paymentez CEO Juan Franco. “Be.Unique solves that problem by offering consumers a viable financial solution for entry into international markets, where previously they were unable to participate.”
Currently, 50% of credit cards in Brazil are for domestic use only. The Be.Unique card can be used both domestically and internationally. Be.Unique users also see lower taxes on purchases. There is no foreign transaction tax with the Be.Unique card, as opposed to 6.38% with normal credit cards. Additionally, the age requirement for Be.Unique users is substantially lower at 14 than traditional credit cards where users must be at least 18 years of age. The result is a reloadable prepaid debit card that is more accessible and beneficial to a much larger consumer base.
“Initial demand for the Be.Unique card has been overwhelming with over 100,000 requests,” adds Paymentez’s Director of Revenue Sarah Arnio. “It’s a win for consumers who previously were unable to purchase goods outside of the country, a win for consumers who want to take advantage of a tax break and a win for international vendors who now have access to a new customer base in Latin America.”
The Be.Unique card retails for R$15 (about US$6.40) and can be purchased online at https://beunique.paymentez.com.
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About Paymentez LLC:
Paymentez, LLC, headquartered in Miami, Florida and with offices in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico, is the leading payments platform for digital goods and financial services in Latin America. With over four million registered users and processing 650 requests per second, Paymentez has the most experienced team in online and offline payments in Latin America. Its strategy is focused on offering consumers in Latin American alternative payment methods so they can actively participate in the global economy.