Guidelines for bank giro credits

Our best practice guidelines must be used in conjunction with Standard 3.2 – Automated Processing of Vouchers (Credits), which contains mandatory details for design, layout and printing.

It is essential to check that any bank giro credits (BGC) printed, part-printed or issued by your organisation has been produced in accordance with Standard 3.2 – Automated Processing of Vouchers (Credits). This includes BGC base stock, on to which the full code line is subsequently added.

These best practice guidelines have been produced to assist:

  • Businesses who print their own BGCs
  • Printers who produce BGCs for their customers
  • Certified BGC printers
  • Members of the Cheque Printer Accreditation Scheme (CPAS).

BGC ‘printing’ is defined as one of the following:

  • Printing BGC base stock and full code line
  • Printing BGC base stock only
  • Printing full code line onto BGC base stock supplied by a certified BGC printer or a member of CPAS.