Generous Aussies join Leasa Mann to help people pay their bills with BPAY in latest lockdowns
Announcement posted by BPAY GROUP LIMITED 12 Aug 2021
Less than a year ago BPAY Group worked with the amazing Leasa Mann, who offered to pay the bills of anyone who was struggling with a loss of income brought on by the first lockdown – securely and anonymously through BPAY.
A year later, another lockdown has compelled Melbourne-based drag queen Leasa to restart her act of generosity, who is once again using BPAY to help pay the bills of those in need.
“There’s so much uncertainty about the lockdowns across the country so it just means that the arts and entertainment industries, and people who make their living from the gig economy, are once again under financial strain because many aren’t eligible for government subsidies,” said Leasa.
“The world keeps turning and bills still need to keep getting paid, so it just seemed to be a natural progression to start the payments back up again. Last weekend we paid 10 bills amounting to $3000.”
Leasa also recently brought together 15 drag queens to donate their time and skill to do some online shows that raised over $1000 for the First Nations Foundation’s My Money Dream financial literacy training program.
BPAY Group makes additional $10,000 contribution to financial literacy program
In these challenging times BPAY Group has been inspired by amazing acts of generosity such as Leasa’s, and is proud that BPAY provides the common tool that is enabling these generous Aussies to help others during lockdown in a secure, controlled and anonymous way.
BPAY Group previously donated $40,000 to the My Money Dream financial literacy training program as part of its 'In Your Corner' campaign featuring Leasa Mann. It donated $1 every time someone watched its 'Get Better at Bills with BPAY' video tutorial.
BPAY remains ‘In Your Corner’ and will extend this generosity and donate an additional $10,000 to the First Nations Foundation, which will go towards improving the financial literacy of Indigenous Australians.
More than 6500 Indigenous Australians have been provided with free access to financial literacy training to date.
“The donation will mean an extra 150 Indigenous Australians will get access to the 12-month program. This will help them get on the road to better financial literacy, better ways to save money, and to have future goals,” said BPAY Group CEO John Banfield.
“I’m so touched that BPAY Group is supporting the First Nations Foundation, a charity that I endorse and support,” added Leasa. “Their online financial literacy training is just such a good program – it benefits people at a grass roots level.”
About BPAY Group
BPAY Group is resilient, agile and has successfully adapted to our changing environment over decades. BPAY Group was previously known as Bankcard and Cardlink. Today, our brands include BPAY, Osko® and Sypht. The BPAY brand has led the way as Australians’ favourite way to pay bills*, all from the safety of their digital banking. Throughout our evolution, we have focused on continuing innovation from our unique position in Australia’s financial services industry.
We’re the brains behind some important Australian firsts – like our flagship BPAY bill payments system; Osko, the faster way to pay and Sypht, the latest way to unlock the value in unstructured data. Our purpose is to ‘make life simpler’. For more information about BPAY Group visit https://bpaygroup.com.au/
*based on RFi Payments Diary 2021.