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TCFM gives workers instant access to 50% of their pay as soon as they have earned it

* TCFM-WagestreamApp.jpgTC Facilities Management has partnered with Wagestreamto enable colleagues to instantly access up to 50% of their pay as soon as it is earned. The company has launched Wagestream, through its partnership with Innovise, because it provides genuine financial wellbeing support, and a lifeline to help deal with unexpected expenses and relieve financial stress.

Wagestream allows colleagues to access, or 'income stream', a percentage of their earned wages any day of the month for a small fee of £1.75 per transfer. There are no loans involved and therefore no interest is charged.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, (TCFM) teams have gone above and beyond, delivering over 200 deep cleans and meeting ad hoc client requirements across all sectors, with 12,000 additional hours worked each week to support their retail and distribution clients' businesses critical operations. Clients include Tesco and Amazon.

TCFM was founded in 1962 and since then has remained a family owned UK business, with a debt-free status. Through a community of over 5,000 colleagues, it provides cleaning, waste management, catering and security services to over 120 national clients, including multinational brands such as RS Components, Avison Young, Yodel and Napp Pharmaceuticals.

Wagestream has extended its service during the Coronavirus crisis to cover furlough pay from the Government. The company's solution designed for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme means it will pay furloughed workers 50% of their accrued 'furloughed pay' on demand.

Wagestream has also responded to the pandemic by introducing a fast-track on-boarding process for new clients, which means any employer can launch the service for its staff in 24 hours, as opposed to three weeks. The company produces webinars for users that teach them how to look after their money and has built an online resource hub that identifies what information and entitlements are relevant to them.

Wagestream partners with Innovise exclusively in this sector and is leading a growing trend in workplace financial services; it has built technology to allow the employer to be the provider of a new wave of fair financial products that boost the financial resilience of staff and also protect them from predatory lenders.

"I am proud to be part of a business that really cares about its colleagues," says Tony Reed, CEO of TCFM. "We share a company motto that is 'TCFM - big enough to serve, small enough to care' and, in caring, I believe that one of the biggest things we can do to support our people at this unprecedented time, is to allow them access to their money as and when they earn it.

"As an employer of 5,000 colleagues, TCFM has a responsibility to help with their financial wellbeing and this is something I am passionate about. The comfort in knowing our colleagues will be able to plan their finances throughout the month, day by day, is a huge step forward, and partnering with Wagestream could make the difference between paying a bill on time or putting food on the table that night.

"We've seen how Wagestream can boost colleagues' wellbeing at other companies who are already using it, so we are excited to be able to launch this for our colleagues."

* TCFM-PeterBriffett.jpgPeter Briffett, CEO and co-founder of Wagestream, comments:

"Income streaming is transforming the relationship between workers and employers in a fundamental, mutually beneficial way. It's great to welcome TCFM on board through our partnership with Innovise and Timegate, and to help build the financial resilience of their staff.

"Providing access to accrued pay on demand creates an atmosphere of mutual respect between staff and their employer, and it impacts an organisation in an extremely positive way.

"TCFM couldn't have launched at a more crucial time, with the Coronavirus pandemic placing huge stress on the household finances of millions of people."

Wagestream is on a mission to bring better financial health to workers across the globe. By putting workplace data into the hands of workers, its financial solutions allow employees to track, budget, save and stream their earnings, all in real time.

Wagestream unlocks the constraints of the monthly pay cycle and eradicates the debt issues and financial stress many workers face between pay days by giving them instant access to their earned wages. Wagestream was founded with a social purpose and its early charity investors include Fair by Design, Joseph Rowntree, Barrow Cadbury Trust, and Big Society Capital, social impact charities committed to improving the financial wellbeing of everyday people.

www.tcfm.co.uk / www.wagestream.com

25th June 2020

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