Provide the fast, simple payments your workers need today
In today’s challenging times, workers frequently need immediate access to their earnings, even between pay cycles. This financial stress and uncertainty can impact not only the workers’ well-being, but also their productivity and effectiveness2.
of surveyed workers think about personal ﬁnances at work3
report that personal ﬁnance worries impact their health3
want access to earned wages between pay periods3
Visa Direct can help you pay your workers when they need it
Visa Direct is a real-time1 payment capability that can allow Earned Wage Access (EWA) solutions to send payments over the global Visa network. Working with a Visa Direct solution provider, you can implement a diﬀerentiated solution for your workers and your business:
Pay workers everywhere
Send money to over 3 billion debit and reloadable prepaid cards worldwide, including nearly 2 billion in real-time1.
Replace outdated payment methods to deliver fast digital payments at scale through Visa Direct’s single connection point.
The security and reliability of Visa
Access a trusted network and risk solutions to help ensure that funds and information are handled securely.
The Solution: Earned Wage Access
To meet the needs of their workers, many employers are now oﬀering real-time1 access to wages. Earned Wage Access (EWA) solutions allow workers to access their earned wages between traditional monthly or bi-monthly pay cycles, including on nights, weekends, and holidays.
On-demand access to wages can be an important tool to help workers manage their personal ﬁnances, with beneﬁts to both workers and their employers:
Help increase control over personal ﬁnances
Help reduce stress over personal ﬁnances
Reduce dependence on expensive payday loans
Help increase worker satisfaction and engagement
Promote increased productivity and reduced absenteeism
Help attract and retain dedicated workers
Discover how EWA can beneﬁt your workers and your business
See how EWA can help increase worker well-being
Recent Visa research uncovers the impact of Earned Wage Access on employee wellness, satisfaction, and productivity.
1 Actual fund availability varies by receiving ﬁnancial institution, receiving account type, region, and whether transaction is domestic or cross-border.
2 Forbes: Early Access to Wages, A Prized Beneﬁt, Costs Employers Little or Nothing (April 2019).
3 Earned Wage Access Preferences Survey (April 2019). Commissioned by Visa and conducted by Ask Your Target Market (AYTM) among 1,000 employees across the United States.
4 Information about listed solution providers is provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only, may not include all Visa Direct solution providers, and is based on information provided by each solution provider. Visa is not responsible for the accuracy of such information. All brand names and logos are the property of their respective owners, are used for identiﬁcation purposes only, and do not imply product endorsement.