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The Access Group acquires payment platform provider Rapidata Services

Rapidata and The Access Group logos following acquisition
The Access Group acquires payment platform provider Rapidata Services

Software provider The will now be offering payment processing capabilities having acquired Rapidata Services Ltd.

Payment platform provider Rapidata processes over 13 million direct debits worth over £180 million each year. It has 600 customers, many of them charities who use it to help them reduce the time, administration and cost of processing payments. 

Indeed, over 10% of the top 500 UK charities by income use Rapidata.

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The announcement was made yesterday at Access World 2018 in Westminster, London.

Chris Bayne, CEO Access Group, commented: “With the UK payments market alone exceeding 4 billion transactions last year and with nine in every ten UK adults having at least one , we expect significant uptake of the Rapidata solution.”

 

Benefits first to Access not-for-profit customers

He added that the company will focus on integrating payments processing capabilities for its existing not-for-profit customers, building on Rapidata’s 20 years of experience. It will then extend this to other sectors it serves such as education and health and social care.

Scott Gray, CEO Rapidata, will continue with the business as Access Head of Payments. He said: “As part of Access we will be able to consolidate our position as a market leader in the not-for-profit sector and support our growth ambitions into other markets more rapidly.”

 

 

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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