Suits Me programme launched in February 2015 in a bid to offer an on-line Account supported by a Debit Card to temporary workers/migrants who [due to lack of residency], would generally not meet the requirements of KYC with High Street Banks. Onboarding, in the main, is through a referral network of Employers and Recruitment Agencies who undertake ‘Face to face’ KYC during which the Agents confirm the identity of the customer via their own employment and right to work checks.
Through Contis’ end-to-end platform, Suits Me provide a branded debit card and current account capabilities to migrant workers who have been vetted by Agencies for suitability for employment, are temporarily resident in the UK, and have been referred via an on-line portal.
The current solution is now also being enhanced to take advantage of the rich suite of features and functionalities offered by the Canvas platform. What was originally a very simple ‘money on money off’ programme is expanding to incorporate Direct Debit capability (giving the migrant workers the advantages that paying Direct Debits can bring with such things as paying the Utility Companies. They are also introducing Apps for the first time to extend the reach of their ‘inclusive’ product and give greater control to the Cardholder. In August 2018, via the use of Hooyu, the programme has expanded to include direct applications from the same group.