03 Dec 2020

Global Payments support Bira members over recent months

Global Payments, providers of the card processing service for Bira members, have shown support for Bira members over the last few months. The support has included the suspension of the minimum monthly activity fee, a charge all card providers will implement when minimum spends are not met.

Andrew Goodacre, Bira CEO says: "We're delighted the partnership has provided much needed support for our members. We saw the need for Bira to step in with financial and educational support and advice amongst a lot of confusion for the industry and Global Payments have helped us provide this."

Over the last few months the support has included:

Suspension of Monthly Minimum Activity Fee

Whilst many members had to close their stores, if they contacted Global Payments to let them know, they suspended their monthly minimum activity fee*.


Reduced headline rates for credit cards

Global Payments reduced members credit card headline rate by an average of 6% for all Bira members using the service. This was a permenant change so members will continue to benefit from further reduced rates.

 Contact Global Payments to apply for your new rate.

Removal of the PCI service fee

They removed the fee for using the Global Fortress PCI service, saving a minimum of £3.50 every month. This was also a permeant change so members will continue to benefit from no PCI compliance charge.

If you’re using the Global Payments service though Bira membership, and have a PCI non-compliance fee listed on your statement, it means that you’re not PCI compliant, which is a risk to your business. Get in touch with Global Payments on 0345 702 3344 to become compliant, protect your business and avoid being charged in the future.


No subscription fees with Paylink Mobile

With Paylink Mobile, you can offer your customers click & collect or home delivery by sharing secure payment links through messaging apps, emails or social media. Plus, you’ll only pay for the transactions you process until 1st March 2021^.


Find out more

Click the button below to find out more about the Global Payments service for Bira members including the preferential and competitive rates for credit and debit cards which could save your businesses money.


Find out more about the Global Payments service


*Offer was valid until June 2020

^The subscription fee for PayLink Mobile will not be charged up to and including 28/02/2021. All other applicable charges for transactions taken apply. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time. Standard Global Payments terms of service apply.


Global Payments is HSBC’s preferred supplier for card processing in the UK.

Global Payments is a trading name of GPUK LLP. GPUK LLP is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Services Regulations 2017 (504290) for the provision of payment services and under the Consumer Credit Act (714439) for the undertaking of terminal rental agreements.GPUK LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England number OC337146. Registered Office: Granite House, Granite Way, Syston, Leicester LE7 1PL. The members are Global Payments U.K. Limited and Global Payments U.K. 2 Limited. Service of any documents relating to the business will be effective if served at the Registered Office.


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