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Financial stress kills productivity. Because employers are often employees’ first entry point into financial services, helping your employees manage their finances can not only reduce their stress, but also increase productivity, and decrease turnover within your stores.

That’s why the Federated Alliance of Illinois Independent Retailers has teamed up with Branch, a mobile-first technology that helps hourly workers get ahead financially. Providing a fee-free checking account and debit card, the application allows users to budget, take instant paycheck advances, and avoid unnecessary fees. By focusing on the needs of the hourly worker, Branch also helps companies attract and retain their hourly workforce, which can in turn create better customer experiences and reduce turnover.

of employees are anxious about their financial situation

Branch is a mobile-first technology that helps workers grow financially. Filling the gap for low-income working Americans that are underserved, Branch provides transparent and equitable financial services. Employees that sign up with Branch can receive a zero-fee bank account, free instant access to earned wages, and budgeting tools to help them manage their cash flow between paychecks. Employers are turning to Branch to help them attract and retain the best hourly workers, offering Branch as a free voluntary financial wellness benefit to their hourly employees. They have partnered with some of the nation’s largest employers and are adding new employers daily in retail, restaurant, logistics, manufacturing, and healthcare. To learn more, please contact Andy Charles at

Employer Benefits

Satisfaction and Retention

Employees that are not stressed about money are more engaged at work. This engagement drives higher employee satisfaction.

Free Benefits, Fast Implementation

Provide this voluntary benefit to your employees without cost.


Decrease absenteeism through financial wellness tools that help users manage their cash flow and get paid immediately following their shifts.

Technology Integrations

Branch partners with the leading WFM, HCM, and Payroll providers to ensure a seamless experience for any integrations. Below are just some of the systems they work with.

Help your employees get ahead today.

Contact Andy Charles at (207) 749-2631 or for more information.