December 21, 2021

ICYMI: Greenshades embeds Branch to provide customers fee-free, inclusive financial services

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At Branch, we love partnerships, especially with companies that share a commitment to financial inclusion. That’s why we’re incredibly excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with leading HR, payroll, and compliance software Greenshades to provide fee-free financial services to their clients’ employees. Greenshades has embedded Branch as their exclusive banking and card solution. 

With much of their client base in General Industrials and HR & Staffing, Greenshades services a large concentration of deskless, hourly workers in need of banking services. By embedding Branch, Greenshades delivers an ideal payroll experience for Microsoft Dynamics and other ERPs users. In just a few clicks, employees can now set up their own Branch Wallet backed by an FDIC-insured checking account from Evolve Bank & Trust, all within the Greenshades employee portal.

The Branch Wallet delivers a digital banking experience with:

  • No overdraft, maintenance fees, or account balance minimums
  • Immediate access to their Branch Card upon sign-up via Apple Pay or Google Pay
  • Access to over 55,000 free ATMs
  • Free instant access to earned wages
  • Up to two-day early paycheck

— along with other personal finance tools to help them manage their cash flow between paychecks.

While the embedded solution empowers employees, it’s also great for payroll administrators —  the integration offers real-time visibility of account creation and accurate, automated direct deposit updates directly into employee profiles. Plus, it saves additional time and costs by eliminating paycard and paper check administration, inventory management, and manual entry.

Check out the full press release below.


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Greenshades Selects Branch as Exclusive Banking and Card Solution

Embeds leading workforce payments platform for self-service direct deposit, faster payments, financial wellness tools

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. AND MINNEAPOLIS — Greenshades Software, a leader in payroll, HR, and compliance solutions for midsized companies, and workforce payments platform Branch have partnered to deliver a zero-fee bank account and debit card option along with other financial wellness tools to employees of its clients. Greenshades has embedded Branch directly into the employee self-service portal to provide fast, free direct deposit options for all employees, including those without bank accounts, a meaningful population within their base.

Over a quarter of the employees Greenshades manages receive pay by paper checks. Nearly half of Greenshades’ client base is concentrated in two main segments: General Industrials and HR & Staffing, which typically exhibit a large concentration of deskless, hourly workers in need of banking services. With robust employee self-service, proactive compliance, and a customizable, streamlined interface, Greenshades delivers an ideal payroll experience for Microsoft Dynamics and other ERPs users. In just a few clicks, employees can now set up their own Branch Wallet backed by an FDIC-insured checking account from Evolve Bank & Trust, all within the Greenshades employee portal.

“Our commitment to cultivating an exceptional user-experience and finding solutions that drive greater financial inclusion led us to Branch,” said Frank Villavicencio, Chief Product Officer at Greenshades. “Branch not only enables easy integration and onboarding with open APIs, but also free, transparent financial services that workers truly enjoy. As a result, we’ve already seen great excitement and adoption in our early rollouts.”

The API integration also allows payroll administrators real-time visibility of account creation and accurate, automated direct deposit updates directly into employee profiles. Requiring no effort from the HR department, the self-service direct deposit option generates additional time and cost savings by eliminating paycard and paper check administration, inventory management, and manual entry.

“We’re incredibly excited for this partnership because of Greenshades’ shared mission of empowering workers and providing easier access to financial services,” said Branch CEO Atif Siddiqi. “With our deep integration, we look forward to bringing Greenshades customers and their workers a seamless, mobile-first banking experience that can help them grow financially.”

The Branch Wallet delivers a digital banking experience with no overdraft, maintenance fees, or account balance minimums. Users can gain immediate access to their Branch Card upon sign-up via Apple Pay or Google Pay and access to over 55,000 free ATMs. An alternative to fee-laden paper checks and paycards, Branch also offers users free instant access to earned wages, up to two-day early paycheck, and personal finance tools to help them manage their cash flow between paychecks.

The Branch Wallet is available for immediate sign-up in the Greenshades employee portal. To learn more about Branch, visit https://www.branchapp.com.

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About Greenshades

Greenshades payroll and HR software is the independent, cloud-based solution companies can rely on. With robust employee self-service, proactive compliance, and a customizable, streamlined interface, Greenshades delivers an ideal payroll experience for users of Microsoft Dynamics and other ERPs. That’s why more than 4,000 clients with an average tenure of 11+ years trust Greenshades. Learn more at http://www.greenshades.com.


About Branch

Branch is the leading workforce payments platform that helps businesses accelerate payments to empower working Americans. Businesses turn to Branch for a more cost-effective, faster way to pay workers and reduce the costs of paper checks and paycards. Employees and independent contractors that sign up with Branch can receive a zero-fee bank account, free instant access to earned wages, and personal finance tools to help them manage their cash flow between paychecks. Branch partners with some of the nation’s leading payroll and workforce technologies to support companies in retail, restaurant, logistics, manufacturing, and healthcare. To learn more about Branch, visit https://www.branchapp.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


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