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Detailed eligibility criteria are available on request from the contacts at the bottom of the page.
The minimum criteria set by the schemes for indirect agency access are that the institution is a Payment Services Provider as laid down in the Payment Services Regulations 2017. Further eligibility criteria will depend upon the precise set of services required but will include assessments for AML risk, credit risk, procedural capability for scheme compliance and technical capability.
Eligibility criteria for Non-Agency will depend upon the precise services required but will include assessments for AML risk and credit risk.
The Payment Schemes for Indirect Access are shown in the table below
Electronic money institutions
|Agency Banks2 -
Authorised payment institutions
|Corporate FPS Sponsorship||Yes||No||No||No|
|Corporate Bacs Sponsorship||Yes||No||No||No|
|UK Cheque & Credit Clearing (GBP)||Yes||No||No||Yes|
Cheque clearing in the UK has undergone a major transformation as the industry switches from paper-based to image-based clearing using the Image Clearing System (ICS).
To find out how we can support agency banks on an indirect basis, please get in touch with your Relationship Director or use the details below to contact the Indirect Access team. For more on cheque imaging, visit the Cheque and Credit Clearing Company website^ (opens in a new window).
We tailor our services and pricing to your individual requirements. The types of service we offer are shown on the following PDF:
The product referred to in this webpage is subject to separate terms and conditions.
Head of Team, FinTech & MSBs
Martin Griffiths is an experienced banker with over 30 years of corporate banking service and is an industry specialist at Barclays leading a team of 6 knowledgeable and experienced Relationship Directors who cover Authorised Payment Institutions and Money Service Businesses (MSBs). The team has in-depth understanding of the unique challenges faced by the industry and works closely with our product and compliance teams to deliver relevant solutions for our clients that meet with our risk and commercial criteria.
Martin will appoint one of his team to be your initial point of contact at Barclays and they will work with you to establish what products and services we are able to provide to meet your needs.
Relationship Director, Global Financial Institutions
Gary Lacey is an experienced Relationship Director with more than 36 years’ service at Barclays and is an industry specialist within the financial institutions sector. Gary has an in-depth understanding of the drivers and needs of banks and financial services providers, working with a portfolio of clients within the industry.
Gary will be your initial point of contact at Barclays for any enquiries and will work with teams across the organisation to help you resolve them.
To find out what our Indirect Access proposition can do for your business, email Martin or Gary or call our dedicated team on 0800 015 4242*.
1The Voluntary Code of Conduct for Indirect Access Providers PDF† (124 KB opens in a new window).^
2Access to payments via a sort code in the name of the Agency Bank
3Access to payments via a Barclays account
To discuss switching to Corporate Banking at Barclays, call us on: 0800 015 4242 *
Your eligible deposits with Barclays Bank PLC are protected up to the FSCS compensation limit by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the UK's deposit guarantee scheme. This limit is applied to the total of any deposits you have with the following: Barclays, Barclays Corporate Banking, Barclays Investment Bank, Barclays Private Banking and Barclaycard. Any total deposits you hold above the limit between these brands are unlikely to be covered. For further information visit www.fscs.org.uk^ (opens in a new window).
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