Aldermore and Cashplus have announced a new and exclusive partnership, aiming to assist time-poor SMEs with an easy to manage business savings solution.
Cashplus said that they selected Aldermore as the best partner for their 150,000 business customers for the highly competitive proposition they offer, great rates, fast onboarding process and ease of managing business savings 24/7 with no fees or charges.
Cashplus Bank customers will be able to open an Aldermore savings account with as little as £1,000 and link their Cashplus current account to their Aldermore savings account, allowing for easy management, deposits and withdrawals.
According to Cashplus, benefits of the partnership include competitive savings rates that allow SMEs to make the most of surplus business cash-generating valuable income to support their business needs. For example, Aldermore’s easy access product pays £375 on a savings balance of £75,000 held for 12 months, compared to just £7.50 offered by many high street bank savings accounts, which is 50 times the return.
Additionally, customers will gain 24/7 online access to Aldermore’s Easy Access and Fixed Rate Business Savings accounts and up to £85,000 protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
Earlier this year, Cashplus Bank surveyed its business current account customers with nearly 65% expressing a preference for the type of easy access savings accounts offered by Aldermore Bank but lack the time to research the best provider or product.
Cashplus SME customers hold nearly £400m of deposits with the bank and the partnership announced today will allow those small businesses to make their money work harder for them while minimising time-consuming admin and removing the need to shop around, as they can be confident of a competitive rate.
Paul Schooley, Chief Commercial Officer, Cashplus Bank said: “We understand the challenges faced by SMEs, and we’re focused on constantly improving and building our business banking platform into the ultimate all-in-one solution for small businesses. We asked our business customers, and many told us they wanted the types of savings options that Aldermore offer to help make the best use of their surplus and saved cash. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Aldermore to help our customers enjoy the benefits of holding money in a business savings account, whilst still managing their day-to-day business banking with Cashplus Bank.”
Ewan Edwards, Director of Savings, Aldermore comments: “This partnership represents Aldermore’s ongoing commitment to backing SMEs so they can emerge from the pandemic stronger and focused on opportunities for growth.
“Running an SME comes with a whole host of challenges, so it is vital that business owners make their surplus cash work harder to provide additional financial support and to strengthen financial resilience. The relationship will allow Cashplus customers to make the most of their cash and receive a worthwhile return, all while benefiting from the high levels of service and convenience that Aldermore can offer.”