FPSL Fee Structure - Technical Accreditation

A fee of £10,000 is payable to FPSL upon successful conclusion of the Technical Accreditation and prior to issuance of the Technical Accreditation Certificate. No additional fee is payable to FPSL for any subsequent test(s) undertaken against the Vendor/Aggregator’s same software version.

FPSL expects Vendors/Aggregators to re-accredit if a material change is made to the gateway (i.e. a new or updated software version). A re-certification fee of £5,000 is payable to FPSL upon successful conclusion of re-accreditation testing and prior to issuance of an updated Technical Accreditation Certificate for the new software version.

Going forward, Vendors/Aggregators will also be expected to re-accredit their solution annually to ensure their FPS gateway software meets the Faster Payments Scheme rules. There is no fee payable to FPSL for the annual re-accreditation of software version that already holds a valid Technical Accreditation Certificate.

Vendors/Aggregators are not required by FPSL to retain an Ascert test environment indefinitely to remain accredited; however Vendors/Aggregators may find this of use for annual re-accreditation and/or regression testing.

Should a Vendor/Aggregator choose to relinquish connection to the Ascert test environment there will be re-connection fees payable to Ascert and a timeframe for re-establishment.

If there are any updates/changes to the Accreditation test pack, FPSL will send out communications and advise whether any mandatory re-testing is necessary. Should mandatory re-testing be required, there will be no fee payable to FPSL provided the Vendor/Aggregator software version has not been updated.