UK Direct Debits and Direct Credits
Bacs Payment Schemes Limited is a membership company limited by guarantee. For over 40 years, it has been responsible for maintaining the clearing and settlement of automated payments in the UK.
A world-class payments infrastructure
The UK Government appreciates that the Bacs payment system is of critical importance to the UK financial system and has confirmed that it meets the recognition criteria set out in the Banking Act 2009.
Bacs is chiefly responsible for two payment products:
Vocalink runs, maintains and services the technical infrastructure that processes over 4.4. billion automated payments annually on behalf of Bacs. On a peak day, 99.3 million transactions were securely processed through our data centres.
Maintaining a world-class payments infrastructure for the UK is a high priority for Vocalink. Bacs and Vocalink work closely together to ensure that the services and technology meet emerging customer needs.