If you are an employee without a bank account or someone who uses check cashing services, you may be paying a steep price for speed and convenience and check cashing costs continue to rise. Checks cashed at check cashing centers can incur an average of 3-5% of the check amount in fees, regardless of the nature of the check.
If you do not have a bank account and you want to stop paying check cashing fees….
A Payroll Card is your solution:
- Easy approval process, no credit required
- The same fraud liability protections as a standard debit card
- Easy to use for online or phone purchases
- Access cash from ATM machines
- Cheaper than cashing your check
There are a number of different Prepaid Cards on the market, and they usually fall into two categories: Prepaid Debit Cards available to consumers in retail locations (these are the ones you hear about a lot in the news) or Prepaid Payroll Cards offered directly through Employers as an Employee Benefit.
Prepaid Debit Cards that can be purchased at retail locations like Wal-Mart may be your only option if your Employer does not directly offer a Payroll Card. With this said, before you go purchase one, you should ask your Employer to look into getting payroll cards. There are several reasons this may be a better option: It will likely cost your employer nothing to offer a Payroll Card as an Employee Benefit, the card will have many more benefits and features than any retail products and employer offered payroll cards will come with lower costs and less fees.
Companies like ReadyFUND$ Payroll Cards (www.readyfunds.net) specialize in offering Payroll Cards through Employers. Simply by asking your Employer to call ReadyFUND$, not only could you have a feature rich and lower fee Payroll Card, your company will thank you for introducing them to a tool that will allow them to move to 100% electronic pay and convert all of their employees to direct deposit. Your Employer will save money by not printing paper checks, be able to streamline their payroll process and help other employees similar to you have access to their own “bank on a card”. You will save money by not having to cash your payroll check and pay check cashing fees, save time by not having to wait in line to cash your check or pay bills and get to enjoy the convenience of a prepaid debit card. Good Payroll Card companies also offer great features like an interest bearing savings account, short term loans and online bill payment access.
Talk to your employer if a Payroll Card is what you think you need. Many employers don’t think about payroll cards as an option until an employee brings it up. For information about payroll cards, visit www.readyfunds.net