Money

We provide much more than a wage to our colleagues
…such as the range of additional benefits and practical financial support you’ll find here.

From cashback and discounts in shops and online, to free confidential services to help you manage your money, our pension plan or electric car scheme, there’s lots to help you make your money go further now and in the future.

Making your money go further

You can help make your money go further and spend less with a range of high street and online discounts, cashback and other offer.

My Shopping Discounts is the free way to get cashback or money off the things you buy – from your everyday supermarket shopping to holidays and electrical items.

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A £4.99 fee gives you access for two years to the Blue Light Card’s offers and discounts.

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As well as the fantastic MyShopping discounts available to you as an Anchor colleague, you also get access to some great corporate retail deals. Save on food shops, mobile phones and Office 365.

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Everyone’s different when it comes to holidays – some like  more time-off while others prefer less.

That’s why we we open a window each spring for colleagues on the Anchor payroll system to buy or sell up to five days of their annual leave (pro rata if part time).  

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Managing Your Money

Get free, confidential and practical help with your money, as well as access to financial products to help you budget better.

Wagestream gives colleagues access to a range of financial wellbeing support. Here are some of the key services available through the Wagestream app: 

  • Stream – ‘stream’ up to 30 per cent of your basic pay as it’s earned 
  • Build pot – save money directly from your salary and earn a boost 
  • Loans – consolidate high-interest debt with competitive interest rates 
  • Financial Hub – access to financial guidance documents and videos 
  • Financing coaches – one to one financial coaching 
  • International transfers – the ability to transfer money abroad 
  • And much more… 

 

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Easy-to-understand money help that’s on your side and free to use.  

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Our Be Wise team offer free and confidential services and practical help to colleagues and housing residents. They can offer advice and assistance with welfare rights entitlement and claims, energy efficiency advice and advocacy, budgeting and general money saving hints and tips. They can also signpost you for help with debt, future planning, consumer issues and other local services (where available).

For more information, call 0800 023 4477 or email  BeWise@Anchor.org.uk

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Put your knowledge to the test with this free interactive quiz. It’s a fun way to get you thinking about your own financial wellbeing and knowledge and also teaches you how to protect others who may be vulnerable to scams. 

From phishing (email), vishing (phone) and pharming (website) scams to pension, romance and crash for cash scams, it’s got the lot. 

Are healthier finances on your wish list for 2024?  Look no further.  You can now access this new interactive quiz to help set personal goals and develop an action plan.  The quiz covers a wide range of topics, from clearing debt and saving up for a big trip, to starting a new business and taking retirement.  

And at the end of the quiz you can download your own personal action plan.   Ready to start planning? Take the quiz here

Colleagues can spread the cost of public transport with a season ticket loan or save money every month with a First Bus Commuter Club ticket (for the Bradford/West Yorkshire area).

Colleagues can no longer access services from Salary Finance.  Please check out the Wagestream page to find out more about how Anchor supports Financial Wellbeing

Your Pay at Anchor

We’re delighted to be a Living Wage Foundation accredited employer – meaning that we commit to pay our colleagues at or above the Living Wage Foundation’s Real Living Wage. And being proudly not-for-profit ensures every penny we make is reinvested into our services, so we can create rewarding careers for the people who work for us.

 
 

Planning For The Future

As a provider of care and housing for older people, we understand the importance of planning for later life. From our Pension Plan to life assurance, we offer colleague benefits to help support and prepare you for whatever the future holds.