API OVERVIEW

Power Up Your Payments with Tempus API

We’ve designed all of our FX solutions to save your business time and money for transacting globally—our API offering is no exception. We’ve taken care of all the heavy lifting to give you the power to increase your speed of business in the rapidly changing payments world.

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RATE FEED
Real-Time Quotes
Get access to real-time exchange rates in over 130 currencies. Track exchange rates and automate conversions.
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PAYMENTS
Save Money, Send Fast
Send cost-effective, direct to bank account transfers. Instruct and disburse mass payments in a single transaction, and use our in-country payment network, saving you and your clients time and money.
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MULTI-CURRENCY ACCOUNTS
Transact in 130+ Currencies
Receive funds from overseas in 34 different currencies. Tempus makes is easier, faster, and cheaper to get paid from overseas with local bank account numbers.
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BENEFICIARY VALIDATION
Real-Time Extra Security
Manage the intricacies of foreign banking instructions with real-time validation, an extra layer of security for your transactions.

Reliable Integrations For Your Existing Digital Infrastructure

We’ve designed a simple toolkit of payment and conversion APIs to help your business thrive in today’s digital economy. Created for any sized business, our APIs seamlessly automate your end-to-end payment processes and rapidly deliver tailored solutions for your customers.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is an API?

API stands for Application Programming Interface and operates as a digital intermediary which facilitates communications between two applications.

The average person uses 10 individual APIs per day through various applications such as Google Maps and social media apps. These apps wouldn’t be able to function without the API as this allows your phone to talk to the app and exchange information which is then displayed on your phone screen. In this modern digital era, APIs are an important part of everyday life.

APIs are currently undergoing integration in significant industries across the world.

What can I access with the Tempus API?

The Tempus API enables access to the full Tempus product range including:

  • Quotes
  • Transaction Funding
  • Spot Transactions
  • Fixed and Window Forwards
  • Payment Delivery
  • Take Profit Orders
  • Add/edit beneficiaries
  • Payment Tracker
  • Currency Holding Account Management
  • Payment Reports
  • Notification Management

The Open API allows clients & partners to fully automate both International and Domestic Payment processes within your business processes and technology.  Our LITE API solution streamlines your coding by encapsulating many third-party connections and business logic into easy-to-use Wizard steps, while our REST API provides the ultimate flexibility while building custom FX functionality into your systems.

Why use an API?

Embedding a domestic and international payment product into your current business services provides:

  • Ease of use
  • Top tier-support
  • Proven experience streamlining payment processes
  • Scalability
  • New revenue source
  • Enhanced client retention
Which API technology is right for me?

LITE API is a REST-inspired API designed to make API client developers write a lot less client-side code. It does so by a heavy use of finite state machines (called Wizards) that encapsulate a lot of business logic therefore eliminating a need for API clients to deal with intensive financial process details. It only uses two HTTP verbs GET and POST for all its methods. Wizard API methods have their own custom naming and custom error processing standards which developers need to learn before utilizing them. It uses simple Bearer Authentication.

REST API is a fully compliant RESTful API based on JSON: API specification. It utilizes oAuth 2.0 authentication mechanism, strictly follows all RESTful standards, such as use of HTTP Error status codes to communicate all related errors, and uses a wider set of HTTP verbs (GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, PATCH) for CRUD operations, etc.

When to use the LITE API?

  • When you want to write simple code to help with basic process automation that provides payment processes to you and/or to your customers.
  • When time-to-market is critical.
  • When you want to prototype/assess Tempus Online capabilities.

When to use the REST API?

  • When you want to incorporate more payment features.
  • When you want more granular control of your Tempus Online payment processes including getting a rate quote, purchasing currency, and sending payments inside your ecosystem.
  • When you want to use RESTful support tools to maintain your code and to manage your system operation.
What currencies are available on the API?

Tempus transacts in more than 130 currencies across the globe —nearly 1,000 currency pairs, with over 210 currency pairs available through Tempus Online.  Here is a list of the digital currency pairs.

 

SIMPLE JOURNEY TO API INTEGRATION

Process to Partnering Solutions

 

We understand flexibility is critical to growing your business globally. Tempus gives you the ability to tailor our API solution to fit within your organization’s existing payments infrastructure to best meet your users’ specific needs. Your development team will be able to control every aspect of the API lifecycle, including tailor-made development, design, and implementation.

 

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