Since 2017 we have been FSQS accredited, this continued recognition maintains our elevated position of trust and financial integrity in the world of card payment solutions.

We understand that being FSQS certified is one of the reasons why we are trusted partners to many leading global financial organisations across the UK. It’s because of our hard work and commitment to deliver the highest of standards they choose to work with us year after year.

What is FSQS?

The Hellios Financial Supplier Qualification System (FSQS) is a common register of standardised, validated, structured and comprehensive vendor/their third-party formation. FSQS helps introduce responsible business practices through due diligence and is an accreditation tool used by leading financial organisations such as Lloyds Banking Group, Metro Bank, Santander, AIB, TSB, VirginMoney, Bank of Ireland, Arbuthnot Latham and the Bank of England.

Our accreditation requires us to be audited annually against FSQS requirements in the areas of: Business continuity, Financial, Insurance, Health & Safety, IT and Information Security, Anti-Bribery, Recruitment, Operational Risks, Fraud, Responsible Business Governance and Records Management, Environmental and Sustainability which are all key elements to demonstrate our robust GDPR Compliance.

Why do we continue to do this?

As financial regulations become increasingly more complex, businesses within this sector must be able to implement a consistent and standardised approach to the selection and onboarding of new suppliers. The FSQS accreditation is valued by some of the largest purchasers in the financial industry.

Our qualification within this system gives our existing partners an enhanced level of reassurance leading to new opportunities to work with other leading financial services organisations. It also demonstrates our commitment to excellence in all areas of compliance, as well as provides further proof that acceptcards® is a trusted name in the financial sector.

Our business customers and referral partners can be safe in the knowledge that we adhere to all compliance, risk and regulatory management processes required by the leading financial institutions in the UK.

Richard Bradley, acceptcards® CEO, commented

“We were proud to be an earlier adopter of the scheme when introduced by one of our long-term partners Metro Bank back in 2016. Our commitment since then to FSQS makes us stand out in a sector where all too often we come across sales practices that are not in the best interests of business owners”.

He continued “I see when an organisation is looking to either set up or review an existing merchant services facility it’s vital that they have a choice of options for card payment solutions across all the payment providers, with transparency. Our FSQS certification enables us to expand further in the financial services industry, with existing and new trusted partners, through our ability to deliver reassurance on our commitment to compliance and responsible business practice.”

If you would like to discuss how your company could build a partnership with acceptcards® please get in touch with me.

Email: Tel: 01422 372818