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GAS launches electronic payment service

Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) has this week launched its TWELFTH service area in response to the needs of its customers.

As a specialist in helping business owners control their outgoing costs, the Group has regularly identified the need to address its customers’ electronic payment (PDQ) contracts.

Businesses pay a fee to their provider every time a consumer pays for their products via an electronic terminal, whether that’s chip and pin, swipe or contactless.  But this amount varies from provider to provider and the terminals themselves are not cheap to purchase.

GAS has now added this crucial element to its toolkit of cost saving expertise and has already used it purposefully to make customers savings as high as 40 per cent.

Phil Andrew, Head of Customer Experience at GAS, said: “We constantly monitor customer satisfaction levels and requirements, as any business should, and we’ve identified an area we can be more useful.

“Launching this service has involved us building a number of relationships in the sector and training our staff to understand how the contracts work.”

Smaller businesses particularly rely heavily on PDQ machines and they can be hit hardest by the fees associated with offering electronic payment.

“As with many business overheads, they can be accepted as just another expense, but GAS exists to challenge these costs and can do it for no charge.

“If anyone is curious about whether they could save, we’d urge them to get in touch and allow us to assess their contract.”

For more information on the electronic payment service and how GAS could help your business reduce its outgoing costs, go to the dedicated page.

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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.


“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.