What are the perks of being a self-employed driver?

26 May, 2023

Benefits of being a self-employed courier driver

Being a self-employed driver is more than just a job; it’s a lifestyle. This type of work offers freedom, flexibility, and control over your work timetable, where you work, and your income. If you’re considering becoming a self-employed driver, there are more perks available than people think. 

Benefits of being a self-employed courier using Wise

Wise provides innovative technology to companies that use drivers in their day-to-day operations – to save time, money, and grow their businesses.

For drivers, this means, through the Wise app, you can access a range of products and services to help you relieve the stresses that come with being self-employed and earn more in the process.

Here are some of  the new and current perks Wise offers to self-employed drivers:

  1. 24/7 Mental Health Support

As a self-employed driver, it’s easy to feel lonely whilst out on the road. Long hours delivering parcels, irregular shift patterns and the pressure to ensure deadlines are met can take a toll on your mental health.

Wise has recently launched 24/7 Mental Health Support. This new partnership means that, as a self-employed driver, you have access to:

  • Secure same day appointment for immediate assistance
  • Unlimited consultations and support phone and in person once you meet criteria required 
  • Personalised self-guided programmes, ensuring you get the best support for you
  • Available to family and friends
  1. Digital GP

Digital GP services are becoming increasingly popular as a convenient and accessible option for healthcare. The nature of a self-employed driver is to be out on the road, Digital GP Services provide a more accessible and cost-effective route to healthcare. Wise can offer you:

  • 24/7 access to professional doctors
  • Unlimited online eye screening (this does not replace an in-person eye examination)
  1. Boosted take-home with Wise

Having a regular income as a self-employed driver can sometimes be a challenge. However, there are several ways to boost your take-home pay and maximise income.

At Wise, we offer several products and services for drivers to choose from to help them manage their self-employment experience.  Our recommended digital accountant Beamin’, helps you take home more money. They make tax clear, simple and rewarding.

  1. Discounts with Wise

Finding ways to save money is crucial for maximising your income. One way to save money is by taking advantage of the Wise discounts portal that is available to all self-employed drivers regardless of the Wise product chosen.

You will automatically have access to our discounts feature. You can get money off when shopping with over 900 brands.  

  1. Stay on the road with 24/7 roadside assistance

Wise has partnered with Total Van Assist in order for Wise App users to access a membership for 24/7 roadside assistance and a like-for-like vehicle replacement within 2 hours in case of a non-fault accident – for free! Total Van Assist gives you what you can’t get from insurance and breakdown cover, but you still need insurance of course!

What’s included:

  • Free Motor and Van Assist + Other Services – stay worry-free with free accident cover, including free motor and van assist, and additional perks
  • UK-wide accident recovery service
  • NEW – Discount Fuel Card – enjoy savings of 3p a litre on diesel at the pump with a discount fuel card 
  • Replacement vehicle like your own, delivered directly to you, you don’t even need to go and collect it
  • 24/7 UK based helpline, a simple call away for immediate support

The Wise Platform is improving the self-employment experience for self-employed drivers by providing a range of products and services to help you relieve the stresses that come with being self-employed and earn more in the process.

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