We welcome participation in our clearing system by organisations interested in offering cheque services to their customers.

In 2019, cheque processing underwent a fundamental change with the full migration to the Image Clearing System (ICS). The ICS improves the customer experience with its faster clearing timescales, demonstrates our commitment to providing payment choice, rewards innovation and makes it much easier for organisations of all sizes to participate directly in the exchange and settlement process.

The ICS access options are available in our Service Principles Guide, linked below. If you are interested in discussing how to get access to ICS, please contact the on-boarding team at Access@wearepay.uk

Image Clearing System (ICS) Service Principles