We are excited to announce an exclusive partnership with leading health and wellbeing benefits provider Vivup.

Hastee, who enable employees to access a portion of their earned pay when they need it, are already established within healthcare, working with NHS Trusts including South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, leading Care Home provider Bluebird Care and Devon Air Ambulance. They have now partnered with Vivup, who offer employee benefits to over half the NHS Trusts in the country. Following the collapse of Greensill (who provided the on demand pay product Earnd to many of Vivup’s clients), Hastee will step in to help avoid unnecessary financial stress for employees.

Hastee nurtures employee financial health by allowing NHS staff to take greater control of their personal finances. The app offers NHS staff the ability to take a portion of their earned pay on-demand when they need it and also provides access to savings, rewards & cashbacks, financial education and management tools to help them better understand and manage their money.

Vivup has been supplying employee benefits for over 15 years focussing on the physical, financial and mental health wellbeing of staff. They are currently trusted by 166 NHS Trusts nationwide, and together with other public and private sector organisations they support more than 1 million employees. With this partnership, Hastee and Vivup will combine their extensive experience within the healthcare sector and employee benefits industry and offer NHS staff a trust-worthy solution for their on demand pay needs.

Recent research from Hastee’s Annual Workplace Wellbeing Study has shown two-thirds (66%) of UK workers are struggling to manage their financial health and are affected by personal finance-related stress. Additionally, according to global consulting firm, PWC, 54% of employees say that money matters are the #1 stress in their lives,

James Herbert, CEO at Hastee, commented: “We’re delighted to find a partner as motivated as we are to support the hard-working people within the NHS. Financial stress is at a critical level within the UK workforce, with the pandemic having only worsened this for many, and any disruption to people’s pay would worsen this still further. Working with Vivup, we can ensure a seamless transition for their clients previously using Earnd onto Hastee’s platform. This will assist the NHS staff financially while they support the rest of us with their incredible work.”

Simon Moyle, Commercial & Strategy Director at Vivup, said: “It is important for us at Vivup to work with a partner with very similar ethics, a company that is working towards the improvement of health and wellbeing in one of our most treasured institutions, the NHS. The response from Hastee to the unfortunate events at Greensill has been great to see. Like Vivup they have shown great empathy and have quickly been able to find a solution to ensure NHS staff do not suffer as a result.”