Not satisfied with just providing an extensive range of payment solutions, allpay has set about enabling more communities across Herefordshire, including those in the most rural areas, to surf the web using allpay Broadband. allpay recognises that many households, mostly in rural areas, are being digitally excluded simply due to their location. allpay is already thriving on the challenge of moving onwards and upwards using its famously pioneering outlook, and allpay broadband is just one more way the company can make a difference to the community.
We have recently become the UK's newest independent company to achieve full MasterCard accreditation, enabling us to Manufacture, Chip Implant, Personalise and fulfil MasterCard Chip and PIN card products. Formerly known as Financial Collection Services (FCS) Ltd, allpay began providing swipecard payment facilities to facilitate revenue collection for Local Government and Housing Associations in 1996. Through the 1990s Financial Collection Services experienced rapid growth.
In October 2000 the company was re-named allpay.net Limited to reflect the electronic core of its business and it is now able to offer payment solutions to any industry requiring any kind of revenue collection.
The 2004 re-location of allpay's entire operation to brand new purpose-built premises at Whitestone on the outskirts of Hereford marked the beginning of yet another phase of growth for the company which, in 1996, had just 2 clients and 4 members of staff.
November 2006 saw the completion of a second purpose built office and production area. The state-of-the-art facilities are fully air conditioned with modern, open plan offices, with restaurant and gym facilities for their staff. allpay also boasts its own "nature reserve", employs over 175 people, provides payment solutions for more than 750 public and private sector organisations and is one of the UK's fastest growing companies.
allpay has always strived to maintain the highest standards in quality and security. In August 2008, allpay was proud to become both PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliant - a critical achievement in today's payment card market. This is in addition to the strict ISO 27001 security accreditation achieved in October 2008 and the ISO 9001 Quality Management System certification already held. Further achievements in this busy year were firstly becoming a BACS accredited Commercial Bureau and an organisation accredited to MasterCard physical security standard.
2008 also saw the signing of a three year sponsorship deal with Gloucester Rugby. This partnership with the Guinness Premiership club was another opportunity for allpay to strengthen its reputation in a competitive marketplace whilst giving staff the chance to rub shoulders with sporting elite.
In 2009 allpay celebrated the launch of its new logo and rebrand which is set to take the company into its next phase of growth, allowing it to visually reflect its technological, innovative and customer-focused philosophy. In line with the new brand the company has officially changed its name to allpay Limited.
The company continues to innovate in the payments field, developing its card production arm with the introduction of Prepaid Cards - an exciting addition to its portfolio of products and services.
Existing services such as Callpay - Payment Management System and the Self Service Payment Kiosk will also see reinvestment as they continue to evolve and ultimately improve for the better, inevitably improving the payments experience for allpay's growing customer base.
See the allpay difference for yourself and visit us at www.allpay.net