i2c Expands Partnership with Payfare to Provide Faster Payouts for Gig Workers in Canada and the UK

Expanded partnership will  provide international gig workers with instant access to their earnings, financial wellness tools and a comprehensive suite of digital banking services      

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and TORONTO, ON– [November 1, 2023]i2c Inc., a leading provider of banking and payments solutions, today announced that it is expanding its partnership with Payfare (TSX: PAY, OTCQX: PYFRF), a global financial technology company powering digital banking and instant payout solutions for the gig economy. The partnership extension will support Payfare’s growth into new markets, including Canada and the United Kingdom.      

Payfare has been leveraging i2c’s payment platform to facilitate instant, zero-cost access to earnings for gig workers through its leading neobanking products including Dasher Direct and Lyft Direct.  This full-service digital banking partnership, enables on-demand economy platforms to payout gig worker earnings to their Powered by Payfare cards after every task. It also benefits from cash-back rewards on everyday purchases, and free mobile banking.      

“We are expanding our partnership with Payfare to continue providing gig workers with the financial tools and services they need to have more control and access to their earnings instantly,” said Amir Wain, founder & CEO of i2c Inc. “Our building block technology was designed to help companies reimagine traditional payment ecosystems, and Payfare is a prime example of this spirit in action. We look forward to working together to expand financial access and create new standards of speed, security, and reliability in the financial services industry.”

“i2c’s global footprint and comprehensive processing platform is supporting Payfare’s market expansion with new client programs,” said Marco Margiotta, CEO and Founding Partner at Payfare. “Their agil