Third party assurance

As you would expect, in our role as operator of vital payment systems, we have a keen focus on resilience and robustness.

A key pillar of this work is our third party assurance programme – that is, reviewing the effectiveness of third parties’ internal controls relating to these systems, and ensuring that levels of operational integrity and quality are maintained

Of course, all of those third parties involved in our payment systems and services have a natural incentive to operate resiliently, but it is right that we work closely with them on this.

Each year, our knowledgeable and experienced teams work across the likes of the Bacs Approved Bureau Scheme and the Cheque Printer Accreditation Scheme, plus much more.