Ilkley based pre-paid card provider, OnePay, was recently shortlisted for the Social Inclusion in Financial Services award at The Card & Payments Award in London.

The shortlisted organisations must have demonstrated that they have made a significant contribution to the advancement of socially inclusive treatment of customers and how social and financial inclusion is integral to their business culture and ethos.

OnePay, whose aim is to transform the way the unbanked community access their wages, provide payment cards that enable individuals without traditional bank accounts to make transactions with ease, convenience and security. With OnePay the unbanked can enjoy the same benefits as those with bank accounts, including cashless transactions and online shopping.

CEO Lee Hartley said: “Being shortlisted for this award was a great accolade for us as our business is centred around our belief that financial inclusion is a basic human right.”

What makes OnePay unique is its commitment to diversity and inclusivity. The company has a diverse range of staff who between them can speak 17 languages, including Ukrainian, Chinese, Hungarian, Bulgarian and Afrikaans. This means OnePay can cater to the needs of cardholders from various cultural backgrounds, ensuring that they feel understood, respected and valued.