Our Carers Shopping Card Service

⇒  For Care Providers, Charities and Solicitors

Our Carers Shopping Card provides a convenient, safe and secure way for carers employed by care providers to access smaller amounts of money for the people that they care for. This system is seen as best practice and is used by thousands of carergivers across the UK.

The award winning facility was developed in 2012 by The Money Carer Foundation with our banking services provider, Cashplus. to solve the problem of providing the carers of our own clients access to 'shopping money' on a regular basis in a safe and secure way.

As the solution worked really well, and as so many other organisations asked us about it, we decided to make it available to other care providers, charities and solicitors at low cost via our own dedicated banking platform that we have with the Cashplus Group.

Cashplus has provided award winning innovative banking services to 1.4 million customers over the last 12 years and is the original 'challenger' bank to the high street banks and has a stated focus to provide banking services for those individuals who are typically 'overlooked' by traditional banks.

What Does It Cost?

For Carer Providers and Charities - £5.00 Per Month 

The Money Carer Foundation charges a fixed monthly fee of £5 (per service user) to care providers who are the corporate appointee for their clients and wish to access our carers account service. We also charge a one time account opening fee of £10 per bank account opened.

Cashplus (our bank) charge £35 per bank account per year and this fee is debited directly by Cashplus from each carers card bank account on the anniversary of the date the account was opened. 

So, as an example, if you are a care provider and you are the corporate appointee for a client and you wished to open one carers card account for a client you would be charged an initial fee of £45 to open the account (this is the combination of the £35 account opening fee from the bank plus our £10, one time, administration fee). Thereafter, one year later, Cashplus would debit from the carers card account directly their annual fee of £35. Each month, The Money Carer Foundation simply charge a fee of £5.

Cashplus also charge some additional fees for the operation of the prepaid Mastercard that accompanies the account if it is used. These consist of a cash withdrawal fee from ATM machines of £0.99p and a card replacement fee of £4.95. The cards are free to use in stores or online.

⇒ For Solicitors who are the Deputy or LPA - £9.99 Per Month

The Money Carer Foundation charges a fixed monthly fee of £9.99 (per service user) to Solicitors who are the deputy or hold an LPA for their clients and wish to access our carers account service. We also charge a one time account opening fee of £10 per bank account opened.

Cashplus (our bank) charge £35 per bank account per year and this fee is debited directly by Cashplus from each carers card bank account on the anniversary of the date the account was opened. 

So, as an example, if you are a Solicitor with a deputyship order or an LPA for a client and you wished to open one carers card account for the client you would be charged an initial fee of £45 to open the account (this is the combination of the £35 account opening fee from the bank plus our £10, one time, administration fee). Thereafter, one year later, Cashplus would debit from the carers card account directly their annual fee of £35. Each month, The Money Carer Foundation simply charge a fee of £9.99.

Cashplus also charge some additional fees for the operation of the prepaid Mastercard that accompanies the account if it is used. These consist of a cash withdrawal fee from ATM machines of £0.99p and a card replacement fee of £4.95. The cards are free to use in stores or online. 

 

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*Subject to terms and conditions. Accounts available to applicants aged 18+ years and being resident in the UK and/or businesses being based in the UK. Some features and services are only available to customers who have been fully identified and verified. Find out more. Cashplus is issued by APS Financial Ltd (AFL) pursuant to license by MasterCard International Incorporated. AFL is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 for the issuing of electronic money. Cards are serviced by Advanced Payment Solutions Ltd (APS) which operates the card on behalf of AFL. AFL & APS registered address is 6th Floor, One London Wall, London EC2Y 5EB. Registered in England and Wales under company numbers 06029941 & 04947027 respectively. Credit facilities are provided by APS and are subject to prepaid account being in good standing. APS is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for consumer credit activities (Registration No. 0608377).

 

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