joined-up thinking barclaycard commercial The Barclaycard Commercial Becta Home Access card Working closely with Becta, the government agency promoting learning through technology, Barclaycard Commercial has pioneered a card to distribute grants for home computer equipment. Innovative solutions Complete control Another tried, tested and When Barclaycard Commercial was invited As already mentioned, the grant dispersal trusted solution to run a pilot programme to develop an card contained a range of pioneering After such success with the pilot, Becta advanced grant dispersal card, they control mechanisms. These were tailored has now awarded the contract for the full jumped at the chance to create an innovative, to Becta’s needs and included: roll-out of the grant dispersal card bespoke solution for Becta which would • budget limit programme to Barclaycard Commercial. help disadvantaged families to easily access • single transaction safeguard And with the experience gained from the the ﬁnancial support they’re entitled to. • geographical restriction pilot, Barclaycard Commercial is in an After all, this ﬁtted well with the company’s • merchant block to individual excellent position to create innovative values of innovation and community support. merchant level solutions for other organisations – They set about creating a payment mechanism • authorisations at point of sale. of course, tailoring the solution they which oﬀered security and accountability All of these measures were useful in helping produce to individual needs. while facilitating the distribution and to prevent fraud. For example, the single In fact, with over 12 years’ experience in reconciliation of ﬁnancial grants to use limit meant that if there was £700 delivering trusted payment solutions families of children who qualify for a available on the card but only £500 was to the public sector and as a Buying package of support in gaining internet spent in one transaction on the package of Solutions-approved framework supplier access at home – including a device, support, the further £200 wouldn’t be of the Government Procurement Card, connectivity and support. available to any potential fraudsters after Barclaycard Commercial can help With the grant securely transferred to already having been used once. deliver real efficiency savings to all types them, the family would then be able to But it wasn’t just the controls that proved and sizes of public sector organisations. purchase an authorised package that valuable. One of the objectives was to With a range of solutions to suit travel best met their needs from a range provide Management Information (MI), and prepaid needs, they can help cost and Barclaycard Commercial’s new self- tried, tested, trusted of approved suppliers – giving them savings and eﬃciencies go from strength ﬂexibility and choice. serving Online Services tool enabled Becta to strength. to identify the number of cards issued, The objectives the number of transactions conducted and Proven beneﬁts The need to have stringent fraud controls the utilisation of grants and cards. All this • Zero fraud on programme to date in place was obviously going to be essential, information has been vital in helping to in- form strategic decisions for a full roll-out. • Helped over 90% of the eligible population • Key learnings based on the pilot and MI for Public sector payment solutions you can be sure of and something that Barclaycard Commercial full roll-out. took very seriously when creating Greater eﬃciency We have over 12 years’ invaluable experience in delivering trusted payment solutions to the public sector and their proposition. It’s right to say that the pilot’s success Buying Solutions has once again approved us as a framework supplier. Our payment solutions can deliver In fact, it was one of the three key objectives shouldn’t be judged only by targets being set by Becta: real efficiency savings to all types of public sector organisations – with ongoing product innovation that exceeded and controls holding their own. • to securely distribute grants to ensures the cost savings and efficiencies continue to go from strength to strength. Perhaps the most important point of this qualifying families trial was that it proved the eﬃciency • to provide management information savings that could be made through The benefits of public sector payment solutions from us: on grant distribution and redemption innovative payment solutions such as • Approved Buying Solutions Supplier of GPC Visa for a third consecutive term • to support utilisation of cards through those from Barclaycard Commercial. • Established expertise in the public sector, providing specialist knowledge and understanding marketing communications. Both Becta and Barclaycard Commercial • Dedicated public sector team, helping you to get the best from your programme Exceeding the targets believe that the cost of this process of grant dissemination is considerably • Strong, independent UK bank, supporting investment and continued payment innovation A total of 12,000 grants were issued during • A range of solutions for your organisation’s procurement, travel and prepaid needs. less than alternative methods, such as a the pilot, 47% above the target. And, paper-based voucher scheme. And that’s Becta’s grant dispersal card is equally as important, there were no without considering the other beneﬁts that just one example of how cases of fraud, meaning the control Barclaycard Commerical can Together we can deliver more. come with electronic solutions which mechanisms Barclaycard Commercial s i m p l y a re n ’ t a va i l a b l e w i t h l e ss deliver innovative payment Call our dedicated support team on 0800 046 6812 to find out more. implemented had worked effectively. innovative methods. solutions to the public sector. Barclaycard is a trading name of Barclays Bank PLC. Plus, as Barclaycard Commercial worked Barclays Bank PLC is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. closely with Becta to organise and Registered in England. Registered No. 1026167. Registered Office: 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP. produce a series of clear, well-planned communications to target families who To see how Barclaycard Commercial can deliver innovative solutions hadn’t used their cards within an agreed for you, call their dedicated support team on 0800 046 6812. timeframe, 98.9% of all cards issued were redeemed. Together we can deliver more.