CPRAS (The Card Processing Advisory Service) has been selected as AIA’s preferred partner for the provision of Merchant Account Optimisation services. 

Voted U.K’s Card Processing Consultancy of the Year in 2014, 2015, and 2016. CPRAS has exemplary credentials and will provide AIA members with free expert guidance, and professional assistance in the complex, and constantly changing Merchant Account marketplace. 

CPRAS helps merchants of all sizes across every sector (from local pubs to the Government Banking Service). All AIA members and their clients that accept payments via either credit or debit card, are now in a position to benefit from this free expert service. By accessing the CPRAS - AIA partnership benefits, you can provide your clients with cost management expertise, which takes service requirements/improvement opportunities as the very first priority. This is unique in the global market. 

In general, merchants are faced by an array of complex pricing, industry coding, and are primarily unaware (though suspicious) of excessive bank charges. In 9 out of 10 cases CPRAS currently identify net savings of over 25% on processing costs and, equally ensure that service requirements are matched precisely to you, the merchant’s needs. 

As an AIA member, CPRAS is your merchant services expert partner, and is equipped to deal with even the most complex of Global merchant account arrangements. November 2018 sees the launch of a new automated process called the CPRAS/AIA 'Optimiser,' a cloud-based process that facilitates rapid cross-market analysis of merchant accounts and generates comprehensive savings reports. These reports are co-branded with AIA and member’s details and will highlight the savings that can be made. 

Andrew Flavell, CPRAS Director of Partnerships said: "Partnering with AIA is a very significant step for us. With the arrival of our Optimiser process, AIA members will be able to receive cost saving reports highlighting where savings can be achieved. This is an opportunity to save AIA clients (dependant on size) up to tens of thousands of pounds. 

To find out more simply email the dedicated AIA support team in CPRAS directly at aia@cpras.co.uk. 

Sample reports are available.