“Our goal is to change peoples lives for the better. Our mission is to empower the community banking sector to become nation’s financial services provider of choice”.

 

Since our work began with Credit Unions back in 2009, Engage has experienced first-hand the many issues our communities face due to financial exclusion.

That’s why we aim to provide every Credit Union and Community Bank with the direct support and advanced digital capability they require to grow and provide a full range of ethical savings, loans and banking products that deliver financial opportunity for all, regardless of their social or economic background.

Working to end financial exclusion
Ensuring financial opportunity for all

The Engage timeline:

2008

The Credit Union 'e' card (credEcard) is introduced to help Credit Unions fight financial exclusion

2012

The unique Envelope budget tool is developed to help members following the introduction of Universal Credit

2014

We partner with our 100th Credit Union

2015

The programme is rebranded Engage and developed to exclusively serve Credit Unions and their communities across the UK

2015

Engage becomes the first alternative account to offer contactless debit card payments

2016

Introduction of direct debit facilities and faster payments for members

2017

250,000th Engage Account is issued

2018

Google Pay and Samsung Pay available to members

2019

Engage and parent company Contis partner with Clearbank for more advanced community banking services

2020

Engage launches member digital banking and advanced mobile app

2020

Apple Pay now available on Engage

2020

New cloud-based, end-to-end digital banking and back office technology exclusively for partner credit unions and community banks

Our strategic partners include

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The Engage parent group is Contis, one of Europe’s fastest growing fintech companies.

 

Founded in 2008, the company’s mission is to empower organisations and people to realise their vision, both in business and in life.

 

Contis banking technology has been the core of our business since launch. Thanks to their support, Engage has developed from its origins as a simple pre-paid card, into a mobile digital current account provided exclusively to members along with contactless debit card, Direct Debit, faster payments and full access to a range of banking and payments functionality.

 

Contis expertise and capability will now enable Engage to launch the most advanced, cloud-based, end-to-end digital payments and banking platform that has been designed specifically to address the shortfalls in technical capability and resource within Credit Unions and Community Banks.

The new platform, like all our technology, is fully owned by Contis and Engage and is PCI DSS Level 1 compliant. Contis is licenced and regulated by the FCA (firm reference number 90025) and is a principal member of Visa with the ability to sponsor those looking to issue Visa products.

 

Together we will eradicate financial exclusion, abolish the poverty premium and provide financial opportunity for all.