​​Direct participation in a payment system

Eligibility criteria for direct participation within a payment system are agreed and maintained by each payment system.

Payment service providers wishing to become a direct participant in a payment system should approach that payment system.

Participants meeting the eligibility criteria (that require new sort codes) will be allocated sort codes as part of the process of becoming a direct participant of the payment system.

Use the following links to find out further details of the eligibility criteria for direct participation for each payment system.