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RemotePass Launches Debit Card Service For Digital Nomads

The new service will enable remote workers with an active RemotePass contract to receive instant payments.

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The leading remote work platform, RemotePass, has launched a physical debit card for remote workers in emerging markets. The new service allows digital nomads with an active RemotePass contract to receive instant payments with zero fees, avoiding high SWIFT charges and the lengthy wait times typically associated with international transfers.

The new card service will allow users to hold funds in USD and can be used both online and offline globally, wherever Mastercard is accepted. The card forms part of the RemotePass Super App. It enables users to manage their contracts, subscribe to premium health insurance plans, track expenses, and access physical and virtual payroll cards for instant payment.

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The new product offering is in line with the UAE government’s vision of attracting global talent and establishing the country as a leading hub for remote work. Through its Employer of Record services, RemotePass handles the entire relocation, visa, and insurance process for foreign companies seeking to hire and/or relocate employees or contractors in the UAE.

The UAE has become a sought-after destination for cross-border remote hiring, with companies from the US, the UK, and Saudi Arabia benefiting from access to a vast pool of highly skilled job seekers seeking full-time remote work. In addition, the UAE introduced a digital nomad visa in March 2021, allowing expatriates to reside in the country while working for their employers in their home country.

To get started with the new service, RemotePass users simply need to upload documents via the app for verification and then request a card. Once an application has been approved — usually within 48 hours — users will have complete control of their card through the mobile app, enabling them to freeze, terminate, view, and manage transactions. The RemotePass card uses 3-D Secure, which provides additional authentication for online transactions. For offline use, cardholders are required to enter their PIN for extra security.

Also Read: A Guide To Digital Payment Methods In The Middle East

“Our physical card is just one of the many ways we’re helping remote workers get the financial freedom they need to thrive. We are working with different partners to bring more localized financial services and benefits such as a reward program, advance pay and pension plans,” says Kamal Reggad, co-founder & CEO of RemotePass.

A global survey conducted by Prudential found that 42% of remote workers would consider seeking new employment if their current employer removed work-from-home options. Meanwhile, FlexJobs reported a 105% rise in searches for “remote, part-time jobs” last year, proving the need for an efficient means of receiving cross-border funds.

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Adobe Teases New AI Editing Tools And Updates In Premiere Pro

The video editing app will be enhanced with a generative extend tool, text-to-video, improved timeline waveforms, and more.

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After launching the generative AI model Firefly last year, Adobe is now showcasing how the technology will be used in upcoming versions of the editing app Premiere Pro. In an early sneak peek, the company demonstrated several new features, including Object Addition and Removal, Generative Extend, and Text to Video.

The first new feature, Generative Extend, targets a common video editing problem by using AI to “Seamlessly add frames to make clips longer, so it’s easier to perfectly time edits and add smooth transitions”.

Meanwhile, Premiere Pro’s Object Addition & Removal tool will leverage Firefly’s generative AI to “Simply select and track objects, then replace them. Remove unwanted items, change an actor’s wardrobe or quickly add set dressings such as a painting or photorealistic flowers on a desk,” Adobe states.

Adobe also showcased another new feature that can automatically generate new film clips using a text prompt. To use the content creation tool, editors can “Simply type text into a prompt or upload reference images. These clips can be used to ideate and create storyboards, or to create B-roll for augmenting live action footage,” Adobe explained. The company seems to be commercializing this particular feature extremely quickly, considering generative AI video only appeared a few months ago.

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The new additions to Premiere Pro will be added later this year, but Adobe is also introducing smaller improvements to the editing app in May. The changes include interactive fade handles to enable easier transitions, an Essential Sound badge that uses AI to “automatically tag audio clips as dialogue, music, sound effects or ambience, and add a new icon so editors get one-click, instant access to the right controls for the job”, along with effect badges and a new look for waveforms in the timeline.

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