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Bacs Approved Bureau Solutions

We offer an easy to use, secure, cloud-based Bacs Bureau solution. Take advantage of it anytime, anywhere, with a fixed yearly fee, no hidden costs, free platform upgrades and rapid on-boarding.

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Increase your margins

Lower costs with our Bacs approved, RTI compliant Bureau software. It lets you send your clients’ files without the worry of transaction fees, even when volumes rise.

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Control approvals and workflow

Set out multiple stages of authorisation, control system access permissions with segregation of duties, while enjoying complete visibility where you can audit every user action.

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Security & fraud prevention

Say goodbye to manual intervention with secure FTP uploads via an automated, encrypted channel. Our two-factor authentication via mobile app or SMS offers an extra layer of security.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a limit on the number and/or value of Bacs transactions I can run through AccessPay?

There’s no limit on the number of Bacs transactions you can run, but there are transaction limits based on value and these typically vary by bank.

How much does it cost to process Bacs payments with AccessPay?

There are no direct costs, other than our fixed yearly fee, charged by AccessPay. But your bank or building society may charge their own costs for processing Bacs payments, and these charges vary.

What is a SUN?

A SUN (Service User Number), also known as an Originator ID, is a six-digit number granted to a business which allows them to connect to Bacs, Direct Debit and Faster Payment Services.

What file types does AccessPay accept?

We’ll make sure your files always reach your bank in the correct format. Due to our powerful mapping engine, AccessPay is yet to encounter a file format we cannot work with. Common file types we accept include CSV, XLS, MT, DAT and XML.

Is AccessPay FCA regulated? Do you have Bacs certification?

Yes, AccessPay holds Bacs certification as well as a small business user license; ISO27001, ISO22301, FPS and SWIFT certifications. Also, we have been registered with the FCA since 2012. We are now also authorised by the FCA to serve as third party Account Information (AISP) and Payment Initiation (PISP) Service Providers, allowing us to offer open banking-related services.

How long does it take to set up Bacs payments with AccessPay?

The more prepared you are, the easier and quicker it’ll be to set up payments with AccessPay. As a rule of thumb for UK payments in general, the time it takes to set up payments ranges from 24 hours to 8 weeks, depending on the scheme you choose to utilise.

Why AccessPay for Bacs bureau software?

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Automated submissions

Your days of manually processing files are over. Our solution delivers ‘straight through’ processing of pre-approved files, while updating you via email each step of the way.

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First class support

Our UK-based, proactive support team are here to help. We offer remote access and updates, responding rapidly to queries, giving us agility that other suppliers just can’t match.

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Data pre-validator

This handy tool allows you to confirm your bank details before uploads and check who’s being paid, while alerting you whenever a new beneficiary is added for your peace of mind.

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Cloud nine

This hosted solution is truly flexible; upload and send files anywhere, anytime. It delivers updates automatically via the cloud, so you won’t waste time doing them manually.

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Business continuity

Disaster recovery is easy with our best-in-class solution. Offering multiple data centres, remote access and submissions up to 10.30pm, everything’s backed up.

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Seamless integration

Our ‘file agnostic’ solution links with any ERP or payroll software in your back-office systems. No changes are needed and there’s free platform upgrades every 6 weeks!

“AccessPay is really easy to use and it’s really made a difference for us. We are definitely a more efficient team because of it.”

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