What is a Bacs Bureau?
Over half of organisations using Bacs choose to make Direct Debit and Bacs Direct Credit payment submissions through a Bacs bureau.
Bacs has created a register of Bureaux organisations that organisations can use, called the Bacs Approved Bureaux Scheme.
It is a comprehensive list of bureaux that can submit transactions through the Bacs service on behalf of third party organisations. Every member of the scheme is reviewed by Bacs inspectors to ensure they meet the standards set by the Scheme in order to guarantee service levels.
What is a Bureau User Number?
The Bacs Approved Bureaux Scheme operates using a Bureau User Number (BUN) rather than a Service User number. A list of Bureau numbers is stored by Bacs.