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Novo Announces Novo Payroll for Small Businesses, Powered by Check
[January 24, 2024]

Novo Announces Novo Payroll for Small Businesses, Powered by Check


Novo, the powerfully simple® financial solutions platform for small businesses, today announced Novo Payroll. Working with Check, the leading payroll infrastructure company that pioneered the ability for platforms to embed payroll into their products, Novo has launched a payroll solution that is fully integrated into Novo's platform of small business banking, budgeting, and working capital solutions, enabling small businesses to manage their finances from a single platform.

"Traditional small business payroll solutions consist of standalone applications characterized by high fees, burdensome cash-on-hand requirements, and either clunky or non-existent integrations between payroll and business bank accounts," said Michael Rangel, founder and CEO of Novo. "In collaboration with Check, we built a payroll solution that simplifies and speeds up the process of paying small business employees."

Novo leveraged Check's embedded payroll API to build Novo Payroll. With coverage in all 50 states, Novo Payroll streamlines the entire payroll process, from calculating wages to facilitating direct deposits and managing tax withholdings. This provides businesses with a comprehensive payroll solution that not only reduces administrative burdens but also ensures accuracy and compliance with regulatory standards.

Novo has conducted a beta of Novo Payroll, and will make the product available to Novo's more than 200,000 small business customers in the coming weeks. Key features of Novo Payroll include:

? Affordable, flat-rate pricing: Unlike other payroll platforms where individuals have to pay extra for a range of features, Novo offers all of its essential features - including state and tax filings, end of year reports, and more - at $35 per month plus a small fee per worker.

? Working capital for payroll: Small businesses who may need additional funds for a payroll cycle can apply for Novo Funding, a fast and flexible way to access working capital that's available exclusively to Novo customers. Once approved for Novo Funding, customers can use the capital in minutes.

? Next day payments: With Novo Payroll, recipients can opt in to receive their paychecks the ay after payroll is processed at no additional charge. Instead of needing the necessary payroll funds days in advance, small business owners simply need to have funds available the day of payroll processing.



? Built-in accounting and budgeting tools: Since Novo Payroll is fully embedded into the Novo platform, customers can seamlessly set aside funds for payroll, taxes, savings, and more using Novo Reserves.

? Single- and multi-state payroll: Novo Payroll automates state tax filings for small businesses that have employees in a single state, as well as in multiple states.


? Human-powered customer service: Novo Payroll customers have access to a range of resources to assist with payroll questions, including the option to call a Novo Payroll expert.

"We founded Check with the goal of making payroll easier for as many small businesses as possible. By partnering with Novo, we're able to reach an even broader set of businesses, giving them the tools they need to save time and money on what is all-too-often a cumbersome task," said Andrew Brown, co-founder and CEO of Check. "Novo has already burnished its credentials as a leading provider of financial services for small businesses. By embedding Check's payroll, Novo is able to provide a one-stop-shop for small business financial needs."

Novo Payroll is the latest in a series of products Novo has built for its small business financial solutions platform. Recently, Novo announced a range of updates to Novo Invoices, the company's free invoicing application that small businesses have used to receive more than $500 million in payments. Novo also announced Novo Funding, offering small businesses a fast and flexible way to access working capital.

About Novo

Novo Platform, Inc. ("Novo") is the powerfully simple financial platform for small businesses. To learn more, visit novo.co.

About Check

Check is the leading payroll platform that pioneered the ability for companies to differentiate and open up new revenue streams by embedding payroll into their platforms. Historically, complex regulatory structures stagnated payroll innovation, making it harder for businesses to create their own payroll offerings. By building on Check's best in class infrastructure, flexible API, and deep expertise, platforms can launch profitable payroll businesses much faster, and with little overhead or administrative burden.

Since Check's public launch in January 2021, leading vertical SaaS companies and large scale workforce management horizontal platforms have built successful payroll businesses on its infrastructure. Check's partners collectively serve more than 250,000 businesses and over 4 million employees. Check is backed by Stripe, Thrive Capital, Index Ventures, and Bedrock.

Disclosure

Novo is a fintech, and not a bank. Novo acts as a service provider to Middlesex Federal Savings, F.A., and the deposit and banking products obtained through the Novo platform are provided by Middlesex Federal Savings, F.A.

Middlesex Federal Savings, F.A. is a federal savings bank and an FDIC-insured depository institution (FDIC Certificate 28368). Deposits made at Middlesex Federal Savings, F.A. through the Novo platform receive FDIC insurance protection on a pass-through basis up to the applicable legal limit. When determining the amount of your deposits covered by FDIC insurance, please note all deposits you make through the Novo platform will be aggregated with all deposit accounts of the same ownership and/or vesting held at Middlesex Federal Savings, F.A. and Middlesex Federal Savings, F.A. brands. Additional information regarding FDIC insurance coverage is available at www.fdic.gov.

Merchant Cash Advance products and services are offered by Novo Funding LLC ("Novo Funding"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Novo. Merchant Cash Advances require a Novo checking account.


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