First Nations Communities face several financial challenges with a large underserved / underbanked population. Outdated Federal government administration systems, settlement of funds, treaty payments, grants and tax refunds necessitates a strong case for change. There are approximately 1.7 million Indigenous people in Canada¹ alone with a strong need to make financial services accessible and affordable.
BlocPal has created a custom digital wallet app for our partner, OneFeather, to provide a one-stop-shop for members of the First Nations Communities. This app provides financial and money management services including pre-paid credit / debit cards, deposits / withdrawals, and mass payments to members. Furthermore, the wallet integrates OneFeather’s services like digital voting, First Nations Status Card renewal, and community engagement.
We continue to add new features to the OneFeather app like GST rebate tracking and submission, government distributions, micro-loans and bill payments; thereby driving a highly differentiated solution that delivers much-welcomed convenience to First Nations members.
OneFeather is very excited to be working with BlocPal. There are over 2.2 million Indigenous people in Canada alone – First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples – and we are excited to impact the lives of indigenous peoples through their smartphone with easy access to these essential financial services. We believe today’s technology can empower and prosper our people, and this partnership with BlocPal is an excellent example of how we can accomplish this.