EXPENSE MANAGEMENT - FILM & TV

Manage your crew’s spending, wherever they are

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From costumes and coffees, to travel and trailers, there’s a lot to keep track of when managing a shoot. With our secure prepaid cards, mobile app and online platform, you can stay in control of your production’s budget, wherever it’s happening.

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We’ve already helped hundreds of productions manage their cashflow and expenses

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Going off-script,
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Your cast and crew can cover their costs when they are on location around the world with individual, easy-to-use Equals Spend cards.

Your company can manage overall spending through our expense management platform that lets you top up your crew’s cards and move funds between them.

The spending solution for your production

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Fast account opening
We’ll have your account set up within 48hrs and can have cards delivered within 5 working days.
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Dedicated support
Your own account manager will learn about your production needs and help you get the most out of your account.
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Complete control
Your crew can only spend what you put on their cards whilst you have full visibility of what they’re buying.
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On the go
Equals Spend cards can be used in over 190 countries and top-ups can be requested at anytime through our app.
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Safe and secure
Pause or resume cards in an instant and block ATM withdrawals to help keep your money secure.
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3.5% cashback rewards
Earn at least 3.5% cashback at a number of top UK high street brands when your team use their cards.
Priced to suit all pockets
There’s no need for special effects here, we’re completely transparent about the low, fixed fees that come with opening an Equals Money account.
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Annual platform fee
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£50 + VAT
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Card replacement or renewal
£10  + VAT
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Transactions
In 15 main currencies
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In any other currency
Free
1.5%
ATM withdrawals
£1.50
Redemptions
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£10 / €10 / $10
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£50 + VAT
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Cards
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£10  + VAT
Card replacement or renewal
FREE
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In 15 main currencies
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Free
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In any other currency
1.5%
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£1.50
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£10 / €10 / $10
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Effortlessly sync with your accounting software

The Equals Money platform allows our mutual clients to effortlessly import transaction data into the Eclipse accounting software. From there they can automatically generate expense forms, saving themselves countless hours of painstakingly inputting data.

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All your spending, in one place

Our expense management platform gives you complete control over what your cast and crew is spending, allowing you to stay on top of your production’s budget.

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Order unlimited prepaid cards for your crew to use in over 190 countries.
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Add money, manage top-ups and pause or resume cards, all in a matter of clicks.
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Review transactions with receipts and categories to simplify reconciliation.
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Add new users in minutes and get cards delivered to them securely within 5 working days.
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Customise access permissions for individual users depending on their role and responsibilities.

Shoot around the world

Wherever your production is taking place, remove the risk and stress of having piles of cash floating around on location by giving your crew their own secure cards and app.

Request top-ups (optional)

Users can monitor their balance and, when they’re running low, send you a top-up request.

Upload receipts

Transactions can be annotated and receipts uploaded to make tracking budgets simple.

Pause and resume

If someone misplaces a card, they can pause it in a tap and resume it again when safe.

Check PIN

Regardless of where they are, your crew can always securely check their PIN in the app.

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Overseas payments made simple

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Get great rates

As an Equals Money client, you’ll have access to preferential rates for all your payments needs.

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Make single or batch payments

Whether you’re making a one-off payment, or looking to group several together, we’ve got you covered.

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Pay international crew

Ideal for paying cast and crew who are based overseas where your production is taking place.

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Send money your way

We can tailor your payments to you with over 100 different currencies to choose from, along with a wide range of payment options.

Earn rewards for business as usual
Equals Spend cards allow your team to earn cashback by spending like normal. You’ll get at least 3.5% cashback from some of the UK’s top high street retailers and can redeem the rewards 60 days after eligible transactions, adding it back into your main account balance.
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Already trusted by productions worldwide

Don’t just take our word for it, hear from some of the productions we’ve already worked with and how they have benefited from our award-winning service.

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I have used Equals Spend cards on a wide range of productions over the past few years... Equals Money gives control to the production which is a major change to the traditional credit card. I always try and use Equals Spend cards on my Film or TV productions.

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The King, Netflix

Equals Money has offered us great flexibility for our production crew and the low costs of transacting help keep our budgets in check. In short — it's a great product for production companies.

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Warp Films

Equals Money’s corporate platform and prepaid cards allow us control and transparency in our staff travel costs & expenses as well as in meeting corporate obligations.  As a film sales company we need flexibility and control in one system, and the Equals Money platform offers exactly that.

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Bankside Films
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The Equals Spend platform is very user friendly and the support team are always on hand to help.
The savings we've experienced were quickly noticeable as prepaid cards limit the loose spending habits of travelling staff.

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I have used Equals cards on a wide range of productions over the past few years.  Their services are a massive asset to the productions I have worked on.  Their customer service is excellent and the ease of setup is extremely production friendly.  Equals gives control to the production which is a major change to the traditional credit card.  I always try and use Equals cards on my Film or TV productions at every opportunity.

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Since moving to Equals we have saved between 30% to 40% on the hotel and subsistence costs for our trainers and sales staff. The use of the Equals card has given them the option to stay and eat where they choose rather than stick to company account hotel chains which often proved expensive and not as convenient as other options. The on-boarding process was easy and the staff and authorising management are really happy with the systems.

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Let’s get rolling

Get in touch to find out what else Equals Money can do for you and how we’re already helping others in the film and TV industry. Book a free demo of our expense management platform and hear directly from one of our expert account managers.

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Edward Noel
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Expert, human support

Our experienced team is on-hand to ensure you get all you need from Equals Money. Whether you have questions, concerns or just need a hand with something, we’re here to help.

Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 17:30

Need to know more?

Who can sign up for an Equals Spend account?

Equals Spend can be used by organisations of any shape or size. Whether you’re a corporation, partnership, private limited company, non-profit or sole proprietor, your organisation can transform the way it manages business spending.

How quickly do cards arrive?

Once a card has been ordered, it should be with you within 5 working days. Overnight delivery is available for an additional fee.

How do I activate my Equals Spend card?

If your card starts with 5339, you can activate it on the Equals Spend app or on the online platform. You can only activate your card after you’ve registered for an Equals Spend account via the link in your welcome email. If you haven’t created an account and your link has expired, ask your company controller to re-invite you.