Brex Empower Platform

Can my reimbursements be locally funded?

This article references a feature that may be limited to customers on the Empower platform. If you would like to learn more about this feature, have an account or card admin reach out to Brex Support by clicking on Support in the dashboard.

Brex Plus Account admins, card admins, and managers can set up reimbursements to be funded in local currency to international employees’ local bank accounts. This eliminates any foreign exchange conversions and helps streamline accounting.

Your entity also must have a local bank account funded in the location’s primary currency. You won’t have the option to switch the entity bank back to USD following setup. Based on the country, you may need to manually push funds from your local bank to the designated payment instructions, if autopay isn’t available.

Note: Only employees with local bank accounts can be reimbursed in local currency.

To start setting up locally-funded reimbursements, follow these steps:

Step 1: Navigate to Account in your Brex dashboard and click Reimbursements.

Step 2: Under the balance, you can see the entities that are paid from the parent entity. Click Manage to separate billing for each individual entity.

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Step 3: On the side panel, click Set up individual payment for the specific entity.

Step 4: Select your local currency (if available). This is the currency that you’ll be billed in, and the currency that’ll be used to fund your reimbursements.

Step 5: Choose the frequency you’d like your statement, which shows all approved reimbursements to be funded.

Step 6: After your configuration is complete, you might need to complete a KYC of your local entity, depending on that country’s regulation, before submitting the application for approval. We’ll reach out regarding the status of your application if we have received any KYC requests from the local regulators.

You’ll see a list of your entities in Accounts > Reimbursements. Your local entity configuration will wait until the KYC gets approved. Once approved, we’ll automatically start billing approved reimbursements to your local entity in local currency.

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You can click Payment instructions to see the local payment instructions designated for your entity. Funds that are paid using those details will reflect on your reimbursement balance and will fund reimbursements. Always use local rails to fund this bank account. When funds are delivered, reimbursements will be initiated to your employees in a batch that includes all approved reimbursements since the last funding.

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