What is an indirect submitter?
An indirect submitter uses a bank or commercial bureau to submit payment files to Bacs. The file itself can be created by the bank/bureau or by the submitter themselves.
Bacs approved bureaux
Over half of the organisations using the Bacs service make their payment submissions through our approved bureaux rather than submitting directly to Bacs. Bacs inspectors review the appropriateness of the bureaux to ensure they meet the standards set by the scheme. Here is a list of Bacs approved bureaux.
Indirect submitters still need to interact with Bacs to access reports and view submission history, this is easy, quick and secure via Bacstel-IP. First you need to be registered on Bacstel-IP and must register for a password and contact ID to gain access to the Bacs payment services website.
Bacstel-IP is the delivery channel which gives corporate users secure online access to Bacs. Bacstel-IP is a multi-layered, highly advanced, online submission channel and the largest Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) community in the world. It provides organisations with a fast, secure service for collecting reports at any time, from anywhere.
Bacs payment services website
The Bacs payment services website can be used to view submission history (this requires a smartcard), access reports and maintain details of your service users and contacts. The site can be accessed using a password and contact ID at the following address, note there is no ‘www.’ at the start of the address.
How to become an indirect submitter
Obtain an indirect submitter application form from your sponsoring bank.
You may find our frequently asked questions about using the service a useful source of additional information.