Payroll Savings for Employers

Promoting safe money management for staff

Payroll Savings for Employers                                                                    

A staff benefit you can offer to help improve financial well-being.  Payroll savings encourage staff to save in a safe, affordable way.

Would you be able to identify staff members who may have difficulties with their personal finances? Payroll savings are a confidential and additional benefit you can offer staff so that they can make manageable savings for those emergency payments. Doing this through the ethical approach of FAIRshare credit union means your staff are in good hands. This avoids them being vulnerable to loan sharks and other unscrupulous organisations.

Benefits to the Employer

  • NO cost to you
  • There is a small administrative role when processing payroll and transferring funds by BACS to FAIRshare, like pension deductions
  • Keeps local money in the local economy
  • Complements CSR and ESGs
  • Can enhance recruitment and retention of staff

Benefits to the Employee

  • NO cost to your employees
  • Encourages employees to create an emergency fund
  • Supports employees with safe money management
  • Confidential service
  • Savings automatically deducted at source
  • Benefits of FAIRshare membership – access to manageable, affordable small loans

Some of our Partners already enjoying the benefits of Employee Payroll Savings…

telford wrekin council

FAIRshare is a not-for-profit community bank which has served the county for over 27 years. Read the Frequently Asked Questions to find out more about the benefits of belonging to a Credit Union.

> What is FAIRshare Credit Union?

FAIRshare Credit Union is a membership based organisation, similar to co-operative. Members have a say in how their FAIRshare is run and may receive a share of the profits – a dividend.

FAIRshare offers a range of straightforward saving products and fair, manageable loans to members. There are around 500 Credit Unions in the UK and more than 1.8 million members UK wide, and this number is increasing. The Credit Union movement is global – there are credit unions in 109 countries, with over 231 million members worldwide!

> Why become a FAIRshare Credit Union Member?

FAIRshare Credit Union customers are its members. Members choose to join FAIRshare to save ethically, benefit their local community and access fair, manageable loans.

Credit Unions promote responsible lending and do not lend more than their members can afford to repay. They do this by :

  • promoting good money management – members are encouraged to save as well as borrow money
  • provide loans with fair and reasonable rates
  • encourage members to use money wisely and manage their finance

Regular savings from members create a “pool of money” which is used to offer fair, manageable loans to other members. At times when a member borrows from us, we allocate part of their weekly or monthly repayments to their savings account so they have a cash lump sum when they’ve repaid your loan. We call this ‘Save As You Borrow‘ and its one of the great benefits of borrowing from a credit union. Research shows that borrowers that save whilst paying pack a loan become habitual savers.

Credit Union interest rates are capped by their regulators which makes then considerably cheaper than many other lenders. They also offer flexible repayment terms without penalties and hidden costs.

> Who can become a FAIRshare Member?

To join a Credit Union you usually need to live or work in a certain area, or do a certain type of job. This is known as the credit union ‘common bond’, meaning members have something in common.

Everyone who lives or works in Shropshire or Telford & Wrekin can become a FAIRshare member.

> How much can I save?

By saving with your local FAIRshare Credit Union, you know your money is being used for the benefit of the local community.

We run on a not-for-profit basis, with any surplus being put into reserves or paid back to members as an annual dividend.  The interest earned on loans pays for the credit union’s administration.

With flexible saving from just £1/week or £5/month and easy access to your money, FAIRshare provides a safe and secure home for your savings.

> How much can I borrow?

Save money with low cost, affordable loans exclusive to FAIRshare members. FAIRshare provides flexible loans from £50 to £7500, with a fixed interest rate and affordable weekly or monthly repayments calculated for up to five years.

We’d love to hear from you.

Do you have a question about FAIRshare services? Our team is ready to answer all your questions.