Contis Cares

Helping the most vulnerable people in society
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Founded 12 years ago with the aim of helping the underprivileged gain access to banking services, Contis’ community banking arm now serves over 150 credit unions and their customers.

In this crisis, we are investing in Contis Cares to help more people in need.

The mission

Provide access to capital for those who need it the most

Help vulnerable people make quick and safe purchases

Provide the benefits of secure, digital account & payments to ALL in society

How we are helping

Contis has been working in overdrive for the last few months to design and build solutions for the most vulnerable in society. Our first three solutions help:

Vulnerable Bank Customers

Self-isolating Shoppers

Credit Union Customers

Carer Banking

‘Carer Banking’ is a solution to help banks, building societies and other financial institutions take care of their customers using the power of Contis’ eMoney-licensed platform.

According to a recent UCL study, up to 8 million people with conditions such as diabetes, obesity and heart problems may need to isolate for an indefinite time in the UK, let alone the rest of Europe.

‘Carer Banking’ allows nominated carers to safely purchase goods and supplies for these people in a fully controlled, compliant and effective manner – with much lower financial and physical risk.

No physical contact

Most solutions post a second card to the customer’s address, requiring a physical handover. ​

However, Contis’ unique approach allows nominated carers to complete an online identity check (KYC) and order the card to their own address if required – safe and secure.​

Instant purchasing power

As well as issuing physical cards to carersvirtual cards can also be connected for online and mobile contactless payments.

Nominated carers can start purchasing immediately, while waiting for a physical card to arrive by post.

Fully compliant & secure

With Carer Banking, customers can nominate carers via email who then complete a quick online sign-up process.

There is a much lower risk. No need to share confidential information or have unnecessary physical interactions.

Full transparency and control

Feature-rich programmes can be set up with merchant controls, instant card freeze and spend limits.​

Transaction monitoring is painless and instant, enabled by Contis’ skinnable mobile app.

Carer Retail

Supporting Isolated Shoppers

Some supermarkets and other retailers are currently resorting to potentially risky and clunky workarounds for carers to purchase goods, usually with repurposed gift card programmes.

Our mobile payment and card solution will enable customers to safely allow friends, family and neighbours to shop on their behalf.

Retailers will be able to reward their customers for loyalty, whilst providing the best possible buying experience.

Community Banking

Credit Union Customers

Some credit union customers are among the hardest hit by the crisis.

Our updated proposition allows customers to access both instant loans and order a second card for family and friends to help with shopping.

We believe that everybody should enjoy the benefits of the digital banking revolution.

“Covid-19 has caused the most extreme change in market conditions in our lifetime. Businesses need to adapt quickly to meet shifting demands – particularly of those whose lifestyles have been most affected.

We’re helping clients change their business models to keep contributing in the new economy. Our new solutions are helping companies get funds safely to those in need, and support vulnerable customers to shop and pay for essentials.”

Peter Cox

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Contis

Helping our customers

Hear from our clients about how they are coping and adapting in a challenging time

Paysera is the longest-operating Fintech company in the Baltics, offering money transfers, currency exchange and payment solutions.

Hastee allows businesses to pay employees on demand. Getting people’s salaries to them when they need it most.

The Engage Account is a superb addition to our member services. It is vital to distributing cash and providing budgeting assistance to members regardless of where they are located. For some time, members have been requesting a digital solution to their banking needs and Engage fulfils this requirement perfectly whilst also helping us to support vulnerable members, especially during the Covid-19 lockdown” [Engage is the community banking arm of Contis Group]

Vicky Morrell

Director, All Flintshire Credit Union

Useful resources

Chat with our Customer Services team

Credit Union Directory

Download the NHS app

Support for small businesses and the self-employed

Engage – Ethical banking with Credit Unions

Government guidance and support for employees during COVID-19

Press

Carer Retail

Carer Banking

The Centre for Social Justice

Contis financially supports and is an active member of the Centre for Social Justice.​

Our CEO and Founder, Peter Cox sits on the CSJ Financial Inclusion Advisory Board and is proud to align our mission of social inclusion.​

Our involvement with the CSJ helps us bring additional support to our Credit Union and community banking clients and customers.​

“I believe the most vulnerable in society deserve financial services that work for them. Engage is our solution to help credit unions support vulnerable customers in the digital age. I’m also honoured to work closely with the Centre for Social Justice and help drive financial inclusion.”

Peter Cox

CEO and founder, Contis

Useful features

It’s not just the new stuff that’s making a difference

“Tap on the app”

Our payments platform comes with a seamless, built-in two-factor authentication for payments.

Virtual Cards

A digital disposable version of your card. We’re keeping online fraud at record lows as transaction volumes skyrocket.

Customer Services

Our UK customer services team has maintained market-leading resolution rates despite increased call volumes.

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Contis Platform

Build your own solution from the most comprehensive banking-as-a-service platform in the market.

Embed next-generation payments technology at the heart of your business with our APIs.

Accounts & Features

Safeguarded, feature-rich accounts – Cardless ATM, budgeting tools, mobile app, etc

Cards Issuing

Visa or Mastercard, physical or virtual, debit or prepaid. Tokenisation, biometric, eco-friendly, and metal cards available

Card Processing

In house, EEA-wide with fully transparent fees with a market-leading 99.99% platform uptime

Payment Rails

Including Faster Payments, SEPA, BACS, CHAPS Direct Debit and Peer-to-Peer payments

Services

Customer support, compliance (KYC, SCA), rewards, fraud management and professional services

Featured

Faster Payments

Quick transactions through a user-friendly API. Completely scalable and flexible to your organization’s needs

Buffer

Award-winning paytech. Convert any asset to fiat automatically at point of sale to spend it instantly.

Contis Solutions

Explore industry-specific solutions and high-impact use cases from our modular Banking-as-a-Service platform.

Rapidly launch account, cards and payments services – whatever your business.

By Use Case

Challenge the Banks

Built on our modular e-money platform, get to market in weeks with next-gen accounts, cards, and skinnable app

Next-gen Crypto Debit Cards

No fees, no card loading, just frictionless instant crypto spending

Ecosystem Payments (P2P)

Keep and reward your customers in your own ecosystem with peer-to-peer payments and incentives

Instant Payments

Use virtual and physical cards or accounts to provide instant loan or insurance payments

Embedded Finance

Almost any business can integrate customer-facing financial services in just a matter of weeks

By Industry

Insurance

We offer virtual cards and Faster Payments for instant claims, with greater control and data available for both client and customer

Banks

Contis replaces obsolete systems through our real-time, cloud-based platform, and rapidly adds cutting-edge cards and payments services

Building Societies

We work with over 150 Credit Unions and Building Societies to bring secure next-generation banking services to all of society

International Banks

Contis enables international banks to seize revenue opportunities in Europe through payments and cards services

Fintechs

We provide the backbone and licensing for account and card payment functions, getting fintechs to market in record time