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We supply services to a wide range of payment schemes and brands as shown on the right.

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Bacs is a membership-based industry body responsible for the schemes behind the clearing and settlement of automated payments in the UK including Direct Debit and Bacs Direct Credit.

The Bank Safe Online consumer website provides advice and tips on how to use online banking services on your computer or mobile device, securely and with confidence. The website is run by the Payments Council.

The Belfast Bankers' Clearing Company Ltd oversees the Northern Ireland banks' processes for the clearing of sterling cheques and sterling paper credits, together with the clearing of Euro cheques drawn on Northern Ireland banks.

CHAPS is a Sterling electronic bank-to-bank payment clearing system designed primarily for the exchange and settlement of high value and critical payments made within the UK.

The Cheque & Credit Clearing Company is the membership-based industry body which manages the cheque clearing system in Great Britain and the systems for clearing paper bank giro credits and euro cheques.

The Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit (DCPCU) is a special police unit that is responsible for investigating serious and organised card and cheque fraud. It has a national remit and is fully sponsored by the banking industry.

Faster Payments was the first new payments service to be introduced in the UK for more than 20 years. It enables phone, internet and standing order payments to move fastly and securely, almost at the touch of a button.

Financial Fraud Action UK is the name under which the financial services industry co-ordinates its activity on fraud, presenting a united front against financial fraud and its effects.

The Payments Council is the body with responsibility for ensuring that payment services work in the UK. This unique role ensures that we listen to a wide range of stakeholders to drive innovation in payments and implement change so that access to payments meet current and future needs.

The Pay Your Way website helps consumers by providing impartial information on the different payment methods available, helping to compare speed, cost, reliability and security. The website is run by the Payments Council.

SWIFT (UK) Ltd is a membership organisation representing the UK community of SWIFT users by coordinating views, forming a common UK policy and lobbying and influencing key stakeholders.

The UK Cards Association is a trade body that gives card issuers and acquirers a forum where they can work together on non-competitive issues. We engage with stakeholders to advance the industry.

Cash Services acts as a focal point for the provision of strategic direction on co-operative (non-commercial) issues for cash as a component of the UK Money Transmission and Payments Industry.

The Access to Payments Systems website, was developed by the Payments Council In co-operation with the UK's main payment schemes. It is a focal point for any organisation that needs to access payment systems.


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