Credit and Debit Card Payments

FOI request reference: F0042561
Publication date: July 2015

Outcome:

Successful

Request & response:

Please note that where this response refers to credit and debit cards ‘received for payments by your organisation’ we are referring to ‘payments received by’ The National Archives.

For the last calendar year:

  • Number in volume of Credit Cards received for payments by your organisation: 26,918
  • Number in volume of Debit Cards received for payments by your organisation: 62,909
  • Value of Credit Cards received for payments by your organisation: £618,047
  • Value of Debit Cards Payments received for payments by your organisation: £587,887

Breakdown of how the payments are processed:

  • Card Present – %: 53% (includes telephone transactions)
  • Telephone – %: We are unable to distinguish between telephone and card present transactions
  • Internet – %:47%

The unit cost of processing:

  • Credit Cards: £1.32 (average)
  • Debit Cards: £0.19 (average)
  • Internet Payment Gateway (per transaction) charge: £13 (average)
  • Any ancillary charges associated with taking credit or debit cards: £1,296 (including VAT)

The name of the person in your organisation responsible for managing plastic card payment acceptance:

There is no one person responsible for managing plastic card payment acceptance at The National Archives.  We have several facilities and services that accept card payments and multiple individuals that facilitate these transactions.  However, if you would like to contact The National Archives, general contact details are available on our website here:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/contact/