Free Now, a European mobility app, has launched a new flexible payment method for its business clients that it claims allows users to pay for any means of transport using a budget provided by their employer.
The card, named the Mobility Benefits Card, expands on the company’s existing mobility budget allowance functionality within the app.
The new card is reportedly compatible with any travel option, including public transport tickets, bikes and car rentals, even if the service is booked outside the Free Now app.
Free Now developed this option to make its mobility budgeting solution even more attractive for business clients and to support increased oversight and control over the budgeting of employee benefit plans.
What’s more, now that the mobility budget can be spent abroad, Free Now suggests it can better address the needs of businesses planning on international growth.
The company likewise plans on supporting an increased number of commuting options for changing workforce needs, including a greater variety of sustainable travel options.
“The new Mobility Benefits Card is a game-changer for our business clients,” said Mariusz Zabrocki, general manager at Free Now UK.
“Now, they can take full control of their benefits budget. Employees can simply pick what mobility option fits their immediate private travel or commuting needs and use the Mobility Benefits Card to pay for it.
“It’s also a great benefit to attract and retain talent, with 60% of employees revealing they strongly consider the benefits package before accepting a job.”
Valentin Naidja, VP of sales at Free Now, said: “As the future of work evolves, so too must the way we think about travel.
“Our new mobility benefits card is the perfect solution for companies looking to decrease their carbon emissions and offer a more flexible range of travel options, giving employees the flexibility they need and look for in today’s workplace.”
The new payment card is available to all Free Now for Business clients in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, with the company planning to expand into further markets in early 2023.