The Emburse API

The first open corporate card API for virtual credit card generation and expense control.

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Create cards at scale for custom business solutions.

Emburse’s API enables the setup and creation of expense cards at scale for custom business solutions and third-party app integrations. New cards can be created instantly with set spending limits and merchant category restrictions, assigned with just an email. Seamlessly create and distribute virtual card numbers or physical cards and reduce your accounting workload.

Our Virtual Card API Features

Generate & share cards at scale

Set expense policies like budget limits

Set user roles / permissions

Categorize transactions

Accounting integrations & statement download

Instantly add / remove users

Examples of Virtual Card API Use Cases

Ticket Buyers

Many ticket purchasers may need different credit cards to purchase multiple tickets. Our API can instantly create unlimited different card numbers to purchase as many tickets as needed. Specify email addresses and you’re good to go.

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Travel Company

Purchasing travel for clients or your own employees? Generate virtual cards for each client or employee designated with travel merchant codes. Set budgets, dates,and email addresses for to control travel spend.

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Ad Spend

Buy ad placements for advertising campaigns on a large scale by creating different virtual cards for everything from Facebook ads to Craigslist. Plus we have auto inbox receipt scanning so there’s no need to reconcile.

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You won't believe how easy it is.

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Emburse vs Competitors

When it comes to programmable API, no virtual card company has the ease and flexibility of Emburse. We integrate easily with Visa or Mastercard and offer both virtual and plastic cards. Whatever your business model or expense payment method, we have a solution.




Update expense policies (budgets, merchants, date/time)
Credit card generation (visa and mastercard)
Update categories, labels, and departments
Update categories, labels, and departments
Purchase requests (approval and denial)
Adding / removing members
Share credit card en mass

The first card platform with app integrations.

Integrated Purchase Order Flow

Slack users will soon be able to ping @emburse to request a new card for a specific amount. When an administrator approves, a virtual card is created instantaneously and shared via Slack.

Seamless Reconciliation

Users can also upload receipts, request balance updates, and categorize transactions.

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