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In the face of the global pandemic, electronic payments have soared.

This has stimulated the merchant services market and opened up opportunities for businesses to negotiate better deals.

At GAS, we work with a panel of the market’s leading suppliers and can deliver average savings of up to 40 per cent.

Cost Reduction

No hidden fees and simple pricing means you know exactly what you’ll pay for the duration of your contract.

Trusted Suppliers

We work with an expert panel of suppliers to find you the most appropriate deal and can turn around quotes in under 48 hours.

Compliance

Our team provide expert guidance on the latest PCI DSS standards, reducing exposure to excess charges

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End-to-end electronic card payments service.

As with all of our services, thinking holistically can deliver as much as improved rates.

For example, we have customers who have virtualised their solutions to save huge sums on payment machines.

Face to face payments

We offer a range of portable, fixed and mobile terminals to suit a variety of business needs.

Online payments

Offering a wide selection of solutions including eCommerce, Hosted Form, API Integration and Shopping Cart plugins.

Terminal care packages

End-to-end account management where our experts are only a phonecall away.

Mail order telephone order

Access a virtual terminal enabling you to take payments over the phone by mail order or online. It is simple and secure.

Did you know?

"In 2020, more than a quarter of all UK payments were contactless and more than half of all payments made were with a card."
Source: UK Finance: UK Payment Markets Summary 2021

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Frequently asked
questions.

Our experts will source the best rates possible from our panel of providers to secure the best possible arrangement for your business. They will also seek out terminals that suit your needs – from integrated systems, mobile devices, and online payment services. They are also able to arrange EPOS systems to meet your requirements.

Most providers require 90 Days termination at the end of a contract and so services should be reviewed well in time for this. If your business is larger or has multiple sites, reviewing as early as possible will allow us to find the best possible rates.

The Payment Charge Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of requirements intended to ensure that all businesses that process, store, and transmit credit card information maintain security. It is the payment provider’s responsibility to ensure compliance. PCI compliance means that your systems are secure, and your customers sensitive data is protected.

Call the team immediately on 0191 500 5705, the suppliers we use all have dedicated support teams on hand to address any concerns you have.

There are many online sites which will refer any enquiry you make directly to a supplier. Whilst it may appear on the outside that they will take your details, compare the market and present the best deal to you, in reality, that’s not the case. Referral sites will often have a select few pre-ordained partners who they’ll automatically send your details to, regardless of the fee they charge. They are not specialists in the field of providing merchant services, they just referred your data for a quote.

Unsurprisingly, card payment solutions are mostly sourced from a business’ own bank. However, just because you’re a current customer, don’t assume that they’ll give you the best rate available. Remember, card processing is a source of income to banks, so they’re looking to maximise their margin.

It would be wrong to assume that most banks own their own card payment services. In fact, they simply partner up with a large card processor and resell their products. In the long-run, because most people don’t question the deals they’re being offered, this results in some of the most expensive rates on the market and your quote is subject to change.

Case studies.

M&D Green Group Case Study

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Ramside Hall Case Study

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Paul JohnsonGroup Financial Director

Paul Johnson is very much a home-grown talent.

He joined Great Annual Savings Group in its infancy, fresh from a youth career as a professional footballer with Hartlepool United.  He quickly established a reputation within the business and aced all required accountancy qualifications in the space of four years to become the Group’s Management Accountant.

Several successful projects later, Paul was promoted to Head of Finance.  When the former FD left GAS, he took on the mantle of the business’ most senior finance professional; boasting a string of incredible achievements all under the age of 30.

Quote:

“I have witnessed phenomenal growth at the Group over the many years I’ve worked here and I’m looking forward to guiding the Group into an exciting new chapter.”

Interesting fact:

Paul made his professional debut for Hartlepool United against Bournemouth in the Football League.  Some say Danny Ings still resides in his pocket to this day.

Paul JohnsonGroup Finance Director

Paul Johnson is very much a home-grown talent.

He joined Great Annual Savings Group in its infancy, fresh from a youth career as a professional footballer with Hartlepool United.  He quickly established a reputation within the business and aced all required accountancy qualifications in the space of four years to become the Group’s Management Accountant.

Several successful projects later, Paul was promoted to Head of Finance.  When the former FD left GAS, he took on the mantle of the business’ most senior finance professional; boasting a string of incredible achievements all under the age of 30.

Quote:

“I have witnessed phenomenal growth at the Group over the many years I’ve worked here and I’m looking forward to guiding the Group into an exciting new chapter.”

Interesting fact:

Paul made his professional debut for Hartlepool United against Bournemouth in the Football League.  Some say Danny Ings still resides in his pocket to this day.

Adam BrownGroup Marketing Manager

A graduate of Sunderland University in 2011 in Sports Journalism, Adam spent the first few months of his career working as a Journalist before deciding he would enjoy applying his skills on the other side of the fence.

Adam says
"Journalism just wasn’t for me. Like all students when they graduate, I felt obliged to pursue a career in my chosen area of study, before quickly realising I had a diverse skill set that was better suited to the Communications and PR side of things. I gained a wide range of knowledge of writing and the media through my time at University and in the industry, so it was a smooth transition.

In December 2015, Adam leapt at the opportunity to join Great Annual Savings, tasked with the responsibility of setting up and establishing the Marketing Department.  In his short time with the company, he has expanded the team to seven members, with additional scope to grow further.  He has also implemented a successful PR strategy which has seen the company develop its brand reputation in a very competitive market.

Judith BennisonGroup HR Director

Judith was part of the team who initially set up Great Annual Savings in 2012, she brings with her an abundance of senior management experience, managing the HR/Resourcing functions in numerous fast growing FTSE250 companies including De La Rue International PLC, Blacks Leisure Group PLC and most recently G4S PLC. Judith has played a pivotal role in helping move the business forward with our ambitious growth plans and her impact has seen our head count grow significantly year on year with significant plans in place to manage and lead the continued growth going forward.

Judith says:

"Businesses who are pro-active continually look at managing their costs effectively, those who wait until a recession hits, are reactive and often too late. We want companies to be pro-active and take the pain away by saving costs now, letting GAS do the fully managed cost solution just makes good business sense for any company, whatever the size or industry. Our business ethos is something I truly believe in and want every company to benefit from our help and support, working collaboratively together is a great way to build long term relationships.”

Did you know?

Outside of work, Judith is a member of the Employer Committee for the East Durham area, which helps businesses network with one another in the Durham region as well as helps to attract people & companies to this area. When she’s not networking across the North East you’ll find her doing some form of health & fitness and be having a coffee somewhere with someone!

Bradley GrovesChief Executive & Founder

Having founded GAS in 2012, Brad has overseen the company’s huge growth in a short space of time. Starting from modest surroundings in South Shields, rapid progress has seen the business move to its current office in Seaham, which is being expanded across the business park to create an 80,000 square foot GAS campus, featuring one of the finest headquarters buildings outside of London and Manchester.

The majority of Brad’s career has been spent on the boards of FTSE companies, at board level in the private sector and in turnaround private equity.  He was Group MD of Caudwell Group and worked on its sale in 2006 for £1.5 billion.

Brad says:

"Certain businesses we’ve worked with have made six-figure savings over their contract terms. We cover the widest range of business variable costs in the market in one place.  When we get involved with a company, it allows them to focus on their core business.  The extra time we allow them to spend on their strategies can often prove as valuable as the cash we save them."

Did you know?

Brad is the proud Owner and Chief Executive of Spennymoor Town Football Club, who have achieved four promotions and eleven trophies since his takeover in 2009.  His interests outside of business and sport include a passion for animal welfare and he has been an avid dog owner for decades.