Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc. Announces Partnership With Assure Disability To Offer Serve® Prepaid Cards For Social Security Disability Claimants
JERICHO, N.Y., July 27, 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 Assure Disability LLC ("Assure"), a leading fintech provider in the Social Security Disability ("SSD") vertical that provides critical services to law firms, attorneys and SSD claimants nationally.
"Coupling Assure's technology and national platform with the Serve® reloadable prepaid card product will transform SSD payments for law firms and their clients on a national basis," stated Andrew C. Sagliocca, President & CEO of Esquire.
As previously announced in March of 2021, Esquire signed an exclusive agreement with InComm Payments, a global leading payments technology company, to offer prepaid card services under the Serve® brand for SSD 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 this agreement with Esquire will be a Serve® Card issued by American Express.
"Assure has more than 100,000 prospective SSD claimants per year visit their website, matching those claimants with qualified law firms and attorneys within their geographic area to expedite the claims administration process for injured consumers," stated Robert Higgins, President & CEO of Assure. "Assure offers a consolidated approach to disability scheduling for hearings through its unique technology platform, allowing lawyers to schedule multiple hearings per day."
Assure has a best-in-class technology solution for law firms and claimants in the SSD vertical. The partnership between Assure and Esquire will help transform SSD payments to an innovative settlement solution that gives the claimants more flexible, secure access to their settlements and reduces administrative burdens.
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 holly-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 Assure Disability
Assure Disability is a legal services company that helps Social Security disability representatives bring premium products and services to their clients. Assure Disability also provides technical solutions that let disability representatives maximize their earning potential by lowering representative costs and expanding revenue opportunities. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Assure Disability manages a network of over 1,000 disability attorneys and has handled more than a quarter million disability hearings nationwide. With technical offerings like Atlasware, Assure Disability manages over 30,000 cases each month for disability representatives. To learn more, visit www. myassureservices.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 29 years of experience, over 500,000 points of distribution, 402 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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