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New record for direct debit
INFOGRAPHIC: BACS Smashes Daily Record for Payments Processed
Bacs Payment Schemes Limited (Bacs), formerly known as Bankers’ Automated Clearing Services, was founded in 1968 to facilitate and maintain the integrity of the clearing and settlement of UK automated payment methods – Direct Debit and Bacs Direct Credit. Since then, Bacs has processed more than 110 billion transactions. As a Bacs-approved bureau, we were […]
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The future of SEPA post-Brexit
Where Does SEPA Stand After Britain’s Vote to Brexit?
Back in March, we wrote about some of the potential consequences for payment processing and financial services if Britain were to vote to leave the EU in the June referendum. Now that we know how the country voted – if not necessarily what will happen next in terms of parliament actually implementing the decision – […]
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Omnichannel payments - mobile shopping
The Importance of an Omnichannel Payment Strategy
The explosion in online shopping in the past ten to fifteen years has been unprecedented, and we’re living in an age where any retailer or service provider worth their salt will operate an online portal – either exclusively or alongside traditional bricks-and-mortar stores. However, what is now becoming more clear is that the development of […]
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Visa ‘Ring’ the Payment Changes at the Rio Olympics
As a forward-thinking payment service provider we love keeping a close eye on the FinTech space to see what’s around the corner. In recent years, contactless technologies – including radio-frequency identification (RFID) and near-field communication (NFC) – have revolutionised point-of-sale payments, and it seems safe to assume that we haven’t seen the end of innovation […]
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Changes to payment culture
How Payment Culture Will Change Over the Next Decade
Technology has progressed rapidly over the past decade, changing both the ways in which we interact socially, and how we conduct our financial transactions. Far more payments are made online, via debit and credit cards, or via non-traditional payment services such as PayPal, while it’s becoming more and more unusual to pay for something by […]
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