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How Sterling 2000 use AccessPay to pay thousands of UK contractors every week

"AccessPay offers an innovative solution that covers everything we need at a very competitive price."

Ian Brown, Sterling 2000

Sterling are a market leader in contractor services. They process huge amounts of payments into thousands of contractors’ accounts every week and needed a software solution to help them do just that.

Organising payments

Sterling realised that they had a problem – they had a lot of contractors that needed paying reliably, but the list of agency workers on their books was constantly changing.

They came to AccessPay looking for a solution that would streamline their payments and collections, without having to manually process each contractor payment through a time consuming and risky method like online banking.

“When we release payments, we need to be able to do that pretty much instantly. We send up to 4000 faster payments each week, in multiple batches. So we needed a solution that would allow us to efficiently manage all of our payments,” – Ian Brown, Sterling Group

“When we release payments, we need to be able to do that pretty much instantly. We send up to 4000 faster payments each week, in multiple batches. So we needed a solution that would allow us to efficiently manage all of our payments”

Sterling are dealing with peoples livelihoods, their contractors expect prompt payment for the work they’ve completed, which meant a fast and reliable solution was crucial. The implementation process also needed to be seamless, with minimal disruption and very little downtime, avoiding any potential risk to Sterling’s reputation.

Being a dependable payment provider for contractors is fundamental for the success of Sterling’s business. It’s simple – if the workers don’t receive their payments consistently, they will choose another provider. So ensuring that Sterling’s contractor workers receive their payments on time is vital to their business.

AccessPay delivered

“AccessPay is uncomplicated and easy to use. It covers everything that we need.” – Ian Brown, Sterling Group

“AccessPay is uncomplicated and easy to use. It covers everything that we need.”

With the faster payment solution on board, offering ease of multiple payment batches, contractors waiting hours to receive their payments was a thing of the past. The ability to upload regular, almost instant, Same day payment batches was a huge step forward for Sterling, increasing their reputation and client offering.

“We trust AccessPay to pay the thousands of agency workers and contractors that we have working for us across the UK.”

Paying contractors, quickly, on time and in high volumes requires a streamlined process, which AccessPay delivers. Meaning that Sterling no longer need to send and manage all their payments using card readers – a time consuming and inefficient process.

“We trust AccessPay to pay the thousands of agency workers and contractors that we have working for us across the UK.” – Ian Brown Sterling Group

"AccessPay is uncomplicated and easy to use. It covers everything that we need."

Ian Brown, Sterling 2000

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