MEMBERSHIPS & ACCREDITATIONS
An independent professional network that provides practical help and support to membership and association professional based in the UK and overseas.
We are an official exhibitor at the Digital Excellence Conference on 16th May 2024
The PPA exist to represent, champion and support specialist media businesses.
A go-to place for eCommerce payments and fraud professionals across the globe.
MRC are a non-profit membership association for payments and fraud prevention professional, established in 2000. The power of MRC membership lies in staying connected, current, and empowered to influence and transform the industry. MRC operates in the US, Europe and APAC, and are currently expanding operations in LATAM and expect to increase their presences in other regions in the near future.
The Audit Bureau of Circulation releases data for the UK media industry to use when trading print, digital and event advertising; a leading industry-owned auditor for media products and services, with specialist skills in digital ad trading empowering our £22bn industry to trade with confidence.
Certified Suppliers have undergone the ABC audit process which confirms their systems are capable of supporting the reporting of data to ABC Standards.
As these companies have been audited and ABC can place reliance on their systems, media owners benefit when they use a Certified Supplier because ABC reporting is simplified. These Certified Suppliers are clearly demonstrating their willingness to be open to scrutiny, as well as their support of industry agreed standards.
The major banks and building societies own the Bacs service through Bacs Payment Schemes Limited. It is one of the world’s largest automated clearing services. Established in 1968, the Bacs service encompasses the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) processing of Direct Debit, Bacs Direct Credit, Standing Order, information advices and the management of inter-bank network services. With some 40,000 direct submitters and approximately 60,000 indirect submitters, more than 100,000 businesses use Bacs services. Bacs Payment Schemes Limited operates a Bacs Approved Bureaux Scheme for organisations that submit transactions through the Bacs clearing on behalf of third-parties. Subject to rules and guidelines issued by Bacs Payment Schemes Limited, organisations approved under the Scheme may use the Bacs Approved Bureau logo.
Periodically, Bureaux Inspectors from Bacs inspect bureaux awarded the Bacs Approved Bureau logo. During inspections, the Inspectors review the appropriateness of bureaux standards of business, technical and operational competence and ensure that they continue to meet current good practice standards.