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Brian Brinkley, CEO, QRails (September 20, 2022)

As Open Enrollment Period Nears, Consider Modernizing Your Benefits Package with Earned Wage Access

EWA can help you stand apart from your competitors and be viewed as an employer of choice.

Brian Brinkley, CEO, QRails (September 09, 2022)

The ABCs of EWA – Here’s How It Works and Why People Want It

Wouldn’t it be freeing to get paid right after you’ve worked instead of waiting for payday? Or if an employer, have you ever considered how appreciative your employees would be if you offered a solution enabling them to get a portion of their pay immediately after a workday?

Denver, Colorado (August 03, 2022)

‘Why shouldn’t employees get their money right after they’ve earned it?’

Today’s workforce is experiencing a good news/bad news scenario.

On one hand, the job market is solid with unemployment at 3.6% in May 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. That’s the lowest it has been since the pandemic began. On the other hand, record-high inflation at 9.1% has driven the prices up – from gasoline to utilities to food – and pocketbooks feel the pinch. Plus, with the threat of an economic recession looming large, Americans are uneasy as they face increased economic stress.

Denver, Colorado (August 03, 2022)

Meet Brian Brinkley, CEO of QRails

QRails is committed to providing innovative solutions to increase pay accessibility and financial wellness tools to employees of all income levels. We’re kicking off a series to introduce you to QRails’ team members so you can better understand their role, area of expertise, background and what financial wellness means to them. As such, here’s a glance into QRails CEO Brian Brinkley.

Denver, Colorado (July 12, 2022)

Brian Brinkley Of QRails On The Labor Shortage & The 5 Things We Must Do To Attract & Retain Great Talent

Don’t Rush- The Great Resignation is creating a lot of stress within workplaces, both for the executive and managerial levels as they look for the best candidates but also for the employees who are working overtime to make do with slim teams. While it’s important to fill these open roles efficiently, it’s even more important that employers do not rush and hire candidates that aren’t the best fit. This can lead to greater frustration among teams and negatively impact productivity.

Denver, Colorado (June 23, 2022)

How To Use Modern Payments To Tap Into the Growing Gig Workforce

The gig economy is on the rise. However, gig workers also face certain financial challenges and stress. In this article, Brian Brinkley, CEO, QRails, discusses how modern forms of payment like earned wage access can help organizations attract gig workers.

Denver, Colorado (June 16, 2022)

Alight Solutions launches Alight Digital Wallet to provide more flexible pay options for workers.

New solutions allow employees to be paid when they want and provides easier access to pay

Denver, Colorado (May 19, 2022)

QRails Simplifies Earned Wage Access Delivery With Its AnyDay Platform.

QRails’ AnyDay platform becomes one of the first SAP®-certified solutions for EWA, interoperating with SAP® SuccessFactors® solutions

Denver, Colorado (October 28, 2021)

QRails Taps Sharon Kirby to Drive International Strategy

Kirby will lead fintech company’s growth in U.K. and throughout Europe

Denver, Colorado (October 26, 2021)

QRails Partners With Discover to Provide Access to Earned Wages

Bucking the traditional payroll cycle/system, the new AnyDay Discover Card solution offers next level earned wage access

Denver, Colorado (June 15, 2021)

QRails CEO Selected as a Top Financial Technology CEO of 2021

The role of employers must evolve to meet today’s realities, including the financial stressors that impact employee productivity and overall wellness. QRails is delivering a financial wellness platform to enable companies to address this challenge and improve their brands.

Denver, Colorado (January 27, 2021)

Google Wallet Co-Founder Appointed CEO of QRails

QRails​, a cloud-based, open API issuer processor enabling clients in the US, Latin America, and Europe to deliver earned wage access and other innovative digital payment solutions, today shared Brian Brinkley’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer.

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18 October 2022 | SAP – The Human Factor Podcast: Financial Wellbeing

Financial Well Being and Pay on Demand

Paying people for services delivered has been around for millenia. In the early days, the currency of pay was commodities such as food, salt, grain, clothes, land grants, shelter and even beer. But payroll as a term started to gather pace in the 17th century.

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17 October 2022 | TotalRetail

Tips to Help Retailers Hire for the Holidays

Since many retailers have struggled to fill open positions over the past year and a half, the thought of hiring enough seasonal help could be frightful, rather than delightful.

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03 October 2022 | Businesswire

QRails CEO Wins Silver Globee® in 10th Annual 2022 CEO World Awards®

Leading payments processor also recognized as one of Denver’s fastest growing fintech startups by Fintech Energy

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03 October 2022 | Talent Acquisition Trends & Strategy Podcast

Talent Acquisition Trends & Strategy

The future of getting paid and how it will impact talent acquisition w/ Brian Brinkley

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30 August 2022 | Human Resources Director

‘Why shouldn’t employees get their money right after they’ve earned it?’

QRails CEO explains how earned wage access solutions add value to open enrollment programs

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27 July 2022 | Fintechly

How Earned Wage Access is Transforming Payments and Banking

On-demand purchasing and payments via apps like Venmo and Zelle are adding to the need for on-demand pay, ushering in the newest payroll expectations of the global workforce

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01 November 2021 | PaymentsJournal

Employees Continue Seeking Seamless, Innovative Payments Solutions

Modern consumers often don’t want to deal with cash, checks, debit or credit cards to make payments. And when it comes to being paid by their employers, the sentiment is similar: workers don’t want to wait every two weeks for payday or rely on a paycheck to access wages already earned.

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05 October 2021 | TotalRetail

How Retailers Benefit From Providing Early Wage Access

Why should employees wait for payday to gain access to wages already earned? Turns out that plenty of hourly workers at big-box retailers such as Target, Walmart, and Best Buy don’t have to if they tap into their earned wage access (EWA) benefits.

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09 September 2021 | Independent Retailer

Attract Employees Using Flexible Earned Wage Access

A recent Earned Wage Access study found EWA solutions are the third most popular benefit an employer can offer after healthcare and 401(k) programs.

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11 March 2021 | American Banker

Lessons from Google Wallet pave QRails CEO’s path forward

For Brian Brinkley, innovation comes in waves, where the technology advancement is a prelude to the applied science that follows.

17 February 2021 | Nilson Report

QRails API-based Issuer Processing Service

Fintech QRails operates a cloud-based open API platform for mobile device-oriented applications focused on financial wellness. The company delivers apps through SDKs its customers can plug into their existing mobile wallets.