Leading UK fintech firms, pirkx and PayDashboard are pioneering the world of pay and benefits for a new ‘era of work’
More workers across the UK will now be able to easily access financial wellbeing benefits, thanks to a new affiliation announced by PayDashboard, the interactive payslip platform, and pirkx, deliverers of employee benefits for all workers whatever their role or profession.
PayDashboard has created Perkwell powered by pirkx – a low cost employee benefits platform suitable for SMEs who want to support their employees at a low cost. For the first time ever, employees will now be able to view their financial wellbeing benefits alongside their payslips – highlighting the ever-growing importance and emphasis placed on wellbeing benefits by businesses for their employees.
Both PayDashboard and pirkx are pioneering the world of pay and benefits and believe everyone should be given the tools to support their financial, physical and mental wellbeing. Once a member, the Perkwell proposition provides key offerings including: 24/7 GP Helpline; 24/7 counsellor; discounted eye tests; free online gym and discounted gym memberships; discounted health insurances; money and debt advice support services; legal information; over 2500 discounts and cash back on everything from your weekly food shop to holidays and days out, or, from fashion to mobile phones.
Going forward, pirkx and PayDashboard will be working together to provide a holistic pay and benefits experience to the diverse work landscape within the PayDashboard customer base. Together they will offer huge value specifically to small and medium-sized businesses who are often under-served when it comes to affordable employee benefits schemes for their workforce, with the common objective of ensuring more UK employees can access vital help and support when they need it.
The two companies spotted a strong synergy and fit very earlier on, both from a technology and a cultural perspective.
Mike Binns, CEO at PayDashboard, commented: “We’ve been following pirkx for some time and quickly recognised that working together would allow us to provide an essential service to SMEs who are looking for ways to support their employees . The timing of our affiliation could not be better given the current challenging economic climate.”
He continued: “We believe that our joint offering provides enormous potential and value to UK employers. It is a truly mutually beneficial relationship, where our best-of-breed platform provides a new channel for pirkx to reach an SME audience, as well as enabling PayDashboard to give our clients access to the best benefits packages. This is particularly important at a time where workers, regardless of their earnings or their employment status, need that additional support.”
pirkx’s founder and chief executive, Stella Smith, continued: “Our mission at pirkx has always been to create happier, healthier humans by creating a wellbeing benefits package for all – whether self-employed working as a hairdresser, an employee within the small or medium sized business or a volunteer at a charity that may not have the facility to offer huge benefit packages.
“Joining forces with the fantastic people at PayDashboard means we can become more accessible to people across the UK. Using PayDashboard’s innovative technology, this means employers and employees can access pirkx benefits really easily and from PayDashboard’s eco-system– saving time for everyone.”