What is an indirect submitter?
An indirect submitter uses a payment service provider or commercial bureau to submit payment
files to Bacs. The file itself can be created by the payment service provider/bureau or by the
Bacs approved bureaux
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. Below is a link to a list of Bacs approved
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
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,
Bacs payment services website
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. Your sponsoring payment service provider will advise you of the address and your
log in details.
How to become an indirect submitter
Obtain an indirect submitter application form from your sponsoring payment service provider.