ARE YOU WITHOUT A BANK ACCOUNT DUE TO BAD CREDIT OR A CONVICTION?

At Renovare, our simple concept is to help and reintegrate the financially excluded into society by enabling them to receive benefits, salaries, make direct debits and enable savings. Our Service is credit check free.
How Renovare will help you return to society for £7.99 per month

The Renovare Card

Renovare will provide you with a bespoke banking solution and contactless debit card to fit your everyday needs.

Mobile Phone & Contract

A mobile phone and contract for £18 per month (free for the first 3 months for ex-offenders) allowing you to maintain contact with friends, family, and future employers. We also have phone options available for non-members.

Help Finding Work

Renovare will also assist with finding jobs, job applications, CVs, and interviews to make sure you find work quickly.

Mentoring, Advice & Support

Advice and Support for all members of Renovare will be available to make sure you confidently flourish in your life after prison.

Vouchers & Special Offers

Special offers or vouchers for clothing retailers, restaurants, entertainment and more to help you get back on your feet.

Learn how Renovare can help you turn your life around

Renovare is here to help you during all aspects of your return to public life. Whether you need a curent account to save your money and invest, a mobile phone to contact employers, help to find work or something as simple as a discounted haircut, you need to look no further than Renovare. Getting back on your feet can be difficult. Let Renovare be your helping hand.

Current Account & Debit Card

Selecting a banking solution can be a frustrating, difficult experience after serving a prison sentence. With unrealistic credit expectations, hidden fees and the inaccurate stigma that surrounds former inmates, finding a financial institution that will not only open an account for you but also provide a debit card can be a taxing chore. Renovare is here to change all that. Not only will we provide you with a fully functional banking solution to protect your new income, Renovare will also give you a contactless debit card and an online banking solution to make purchasing easier. We have done all the work; you just have to register to be a part of it.

Banking is the primary hurdle that an ex-offender must overcome when released, they find that most high street banks when they apply for a basic bank account and confirm their criminal record and have a credit check, the system will decline them. The Renovare banking solution is credit check free and allows you to make direct debit transactions, to receive payments such as benefits and wages and make ATM withdrawals. If you are newly released from prison, we need your prison license as a form of identification. For everyone else applying, we will require an ID and proof of address.

If you are unsure about the requirements, please feel free to get in touch.

Your Renovare Visa Card will be issued by Contis Financial Services Ltd who is authorised by The Financial Conduct Authority to issue e-money (Firm Reference Number: 900025) and is a member of Visa. Please note that Renovare Debit card is an electronic money product and although it is a product regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority, it is not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. We ensure that any funds received by you are held in a segregated account so that in the unlikely event that Contis Financial Services Ltd becomes insolvent your funds will be protected against claims made by creditors.

Mobile Phone & Contract

Without a mobile phone, navigating modern society is almost impossible and Renovare knows that. How else are you expected to apply for jobs or contact loved ones? Upon release, you may find it difficult to have the financial stability to sign up for a mobile phone plan but not with the help of Renovare. You will be provided with your own 24-month contract android mobile phone with the first three months of the contract – for free. This unique service exclusive to Renovare customers will then revert to a monthly payment of £18 which is the best, if not the only deal of this kind on the market. At Renovare we recognise that our customers should have access to phone service with as little difficulty as possible. If you are not a Renovare member but would like to take out a phone and contract with us, you can select the ‘Phone and Contract only’ package.

Help Finding Work

While it may be illegal to openly discriminate against former inmates, ask anyone who’s served time if finding a job after your sentence is easy and the answer will be no. The practice of deliberate discrimination may be over, but the core issue still exists. Renovare knows the topic will come up in your interview and will properly prepare you on how to respond appropriately and professionally. In addition, we’ll help you craft a resume and prepare for the interviewing process. If you are willing, you’ll be back to work in no time.

We will work with you to create an updated CV and cover letter to ensure all your strong points and best skills are highlighted as you proceed with your job applications. We have a list of companies who regularly recruit people with convictions that we can sign post you to, but we encourage you to apply for any job that interests you as many other employers have an open recruitment and selection process.

From time to time Renovare find and create paid projects that we employ our members for.

Mentoring, Advice and Support

Getting through the process of rehabilitation after your time served can be emotionally taxing and Renovare knows there’s no need to go at it alone. Through our application, you’ll have complete access to mentoring, advice and support and we can direct you to counsellors, legal advisors or otherwise.

Vouchers & Special Offers

The financial burden you will be expected to handle upon release may seem overwhelming. With food shopping, transportation, clothing and everything else, introduction to life after prison can become expensive quickly. Renovare will do our best to make your transition as inexpensive as possible through the implementation of coupons and special offers to assist with the cost of anything from a pair of trousers to a haircut. After all, you’ll want to look your best for all the job interviews you’ll be fielding.

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