The card giant is to develop a blockchain-powered cross-border payments platform in partnership with enterprise-focused blockchain firm R3.
Ripple's newest partnership will enable UK remittance firm, Xendpay, to move money to Southeast Asia in real time.
The group ran its first transaction between three rural banks in an effort to improve its remittance offerings.
Ria Money Transfer, one of the world's biggest remittance firms, has joined Ripple's blockchain-based payments network.
Resona, one of three Japanese banks working with SBI Holdings and Ripple on their blockchain app Money Tap, is pulling out of the project.
The money transfer giant has teamed up with blockchain startup Coins.ph to enable residents of the Philippines to directly receive cash remittances.
Barclays' accelerator program, Ripple and others have backed a $1.7 million round for a new remittance startup that will use XRP.
Remittance firms UAE Exchange and Unimoni now offer blockchain-based payments to Thailand using RippleNet.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are hoping a shared digital currency can cut remittance costs between the two countries.
Pakistan-based Telenor Microfinance Bank has launched a remittances service using blockchain tech from Alipay.