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Important notice: Following the latest Government announcement on the 23rd March 2020, all non-essential retail shops will be closed – Hardware stores are still allowed to open but we realise the high street will be much quieter in general – Bira Direct has had to take the difficult decision to suspend the invoicing facility through the Buying Group to protect the interests of our total membership.
This means we will be unable to accept any orders for Credit Purchases with immediate effect. Please click here to read the full notice
Essential reads for independent retailers
We’ve collated essentials articles and blogs, containing information that every independent retailer should know about. Here, you can keep informed of the latest industry updates.
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Payments Toolkit – Strong Customer Authentication (SCA)
New payment legislation coming into force this September could mean you’re left in an uncomfortable situation of dealing with declined card transactions. Read this guide to find out why this is happening so you can reassure your customers and spare them any embarrassment.
Blog PostFact Sheet
Your guide to safe payments
Global Payments, the approved service partners behind the Bira Card Processing service is sharing information on PCI compliance; understanding risk and how to protect your business with this useful guide from the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council.
Hints and tips for protecting your business against fraud
Fraudsters have many ways of targeting businesses, whether anonymously online, posing as a customer or in your employment. This guide aims to provide you with some popular hints and tips for identifying potential fraud to help you protect your business.
PCI DSS compliance: are you paying more than you need to?
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a worldwide mandate that was introduced to assist businesses with card payment processing security and to reduce fraudulent activity.
Bira’s priorities for the new Prime Minister
Following Boris Johnson’s rise to Prime Minister, The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) is challenging the Government to resolve some of the ongoing issues that are burdening independent businesses, in order to ensure the future of our high streets.
Corrosive Voluntary Commitments
Acid attacks have a devastating impact on victims, leaving them with both life changing injuries and psychological scars. We at Bira want to continue to support action to prevent attacks and to support the Government’s voluntary commitments on the responsible sale of corrosive products.