Mon, 17 Aug 2020 05:20:41 GMT
BPAY has partnered with Melbourne’s very own drag diva, Leasa Mann, in a campaign created by BMF, that features the generosity of Aussies who are helping each other pay bills with BPAY.
There’s no doubt the global pandemic has left many people struggling to pay their bills and unfortunately, these challenges are by no means over. But from all of this adversity, countless stories of humanity and generosity have also emerged.
Says Leasa: “A couple of months ago, I posted on Facebook, offering to pay the bills of anyone struggling because of Covid-19. I was doing this for a couple of weeks and using the security and privacy of BPAY to pay the bills of others, without sharing or knowing any personal information about the recipient, when all of a sudden, it just exploded! I had people from all over the country offering to help. It was all so unexpected and to be honest, a little overwhelming, but it was wonderful to see the good in people in times of crisis.”
To date, around 40 people have received help with over $5,000 worth of bills paid.
Adds Leasa: “I never thought one post would spark a wave of kindness with so many people joining in to help. Together, we were able to cover over $5000 worth of expenses for people who’ve been doing it tough.”
“I was so excited when BPAY got on board. Now, all you have to do is watch my tutorial to help you get better at paying bills, and BPAY will donate $1 for every unique view to charity.”
The campaign aims to highlight that BPAY is 'In Your Corner' and includes a suite of content starring Leasa, as she explains how BPAY’s product features help her master her own bills – and how these features can help other Aussies, too. At the end of the campaign, BPAY will distribute funds to the First Nations Foundation in support of its My Money Dream initiative, an online training program designed to increase the financial well being of Indigenous Australians.
Says Renee Amor, general manager marketing and communication, BPAY Group: “We want this campaign to continue to demonstrate the ease, convenience, privacy and security of using BPAY to manage your own bills, or the bills of others. When over 98% of Australians know BPAY and more than 70% use it, it makes it much easier to do something that makes a difference In the community, and that’s why our member financial institutions are supporting and sharing this campaign. The initiative not only enables Australians to help pay the bills of those doing it tough through the crisis, it will also make a significant contribution to the great work being done by the First Nations Foundation.”
Says Pia Chaudhuri, group creative director, BMF: “We wanted to show Australians that BPAY is so much more than the logo in the corner of their bills. When we came across Leasa’s story, we were blown away. She’s such a genuinely amazing person for the generosity she’s shown so many people during this pandemic. But the fact she was also using BPAY to do it meant we had to find a way to build on what she started, to help even more people in need. It’s crazy that what began as one single Facebook post has culminated in a campaign that will contribute towards many more people – both Aussies looking for a better way to get on top of their bills, as well as the lasting financial skills of First Nations’ people.”
Categories: Fintech, FinanceBMF, Mon, 17 Aug 2020 05:20:41 GMT