Unizest is a digital alternative to a traditional bank account, designed to help kick-start workers’ financial life in the UK. Applicants simply need to download the app and open their account in a few simple steps. All they need to be eligible is be 18 years or older with proof of ID, and proof of visa if applicable. No UK residential history is no problem, and account opening and identification is all easily completed in the app.
Within minutes the account is ready to start receiving and sending money. This enables workers to hit the ground running when they arrive in the UK, with a secure e-current account ready to receive wages and a contactless Debit Mastercard for secure transactions. Plus, Unizest account holders can access discounts on everyday spending and benefit from inexpensive international money transfers, all within the app. A Unizest e-current account is competitively priced at £4.99 per month.
We work with Agriculture & Horticultural businesses and Labour Providers to enable workers to have a smooth start to their financial life in the UK. We aim to create the best start for workers arriving in the UK who face numerous challenges when trying to do something as simple as open a bank account.
We believe in using our business as a force for good and are on the path to obtaining B Corp status, meaning we are legally required to consider the impact of our decisions on our people, the community and the environment. We embrace the “Triple Bottom Line” by committing to focus as much on social and environmental concerns as we do on profit.
We strive to make our communications transparent, and to provide unambiguous pricing benchmarked against competitors to ensure value for customers. We are committed to supporting the industry and intend to build on our ethical footprint step by step to help assist vulnerable workers who are new-to-the-UK.
Together with Just Good Work we offer workers support & advice for everything needed on their work journey via our app. We work with Jobs Aware to help protect workers from recruitment scams and have processes in place to monitor and identify fraudulent and suspicious payment & card activity.
The team at Unizest are here to help, so please get in touch to find out more.