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Direct Debit offers thousands of businesses the most cost effective and efficient approach to collecting payments from customers.
Using a Bureau means that you can simply send files with all your direct debit and direct credit transactions to the bureau.
The bureau will then process the file and send it to Bacs for you, removing any need for expensive processing software and reducing the risks of mistakes and missed payments and collections.
All Bacs approved Bureaux are subject to regular inspection and review by Bacs to ensure they meet the standards set by the BACS scheme; so, you can rest assured that your payments are safe.
Simple and Secure Bacs Bureau Service. Accredited by BACS directly.
Your file can be uploaded by logging in to our Bureau online Service through our website www.aptbacs.co.uk. Files must arrive at least three working days prior to the payment/collection date.
A notification is automatically generated and sent to APT with details of the file submitted for processing with email confirmation returned to you.
After the file has been processed, you will be notified that a Pre-Submission listing is available to be downloaded from our Bureau online Service.
An invoice for the processing run/s will be emailed to you.
The Term Service User Number or SUN refers to the unique identifier that is used by organisations and businesses collecting payments or paying payees via the bacs service.
Service User Numbers or SUN’s are issued by BACS to organisations sponsored by the UK’s major banks. Every bank will have their own application process.
If you are an indirect submitter, you will be linked to APT by the bank so that we can submit transactions on your behalf without the need for Smart Cards. This gives you more flexibility to use multiple devices, also allowing you to access APT BOS anywhere, without the need to install smart card reader software.
It’s really simple. Call your sponsoring bank and ask them to link your SUN to APT’s Bureau Number and away you go.