The firm’s latest funding includes a £15m Series A round led by Balderton and Northzone and a funding facility of up to £25m from lending bank, Shawbrook.
The funding total is, to date, the UK's largest pool of social impact investment.
Wagestream is a ‘get-paid-as-you-earn’ service which allows workers to access their earned income in real time. Employees can draw down a percentage of their earned wages any day of the month for a flat £1.75 fee. There are no loans involved and therefore no interest is charged.
Wagestream is on a mission to end in-work poverty and destroy the ‘Poverty Premium’, where people on low incomes pay more for a range of essential products and services such as insurance, energy, and credit.