To become a member of AICS you need to be an AFTA member and ATAS accredited. The process is managed through the AFTA website as follows:
- Complete the AICS application form by logging into the AFTA Membership Portal and agree to the terms and conditions. You must also provide AICS with last financial year (1 July 2016 – 30 July 2017) supplier lists and consent to share your current ATAS information
- Once you have submitted your signed application form agreeing to the terms and conditions your business details will be provided to AICS approved payment partners (Acquirers and Payment Facilitators – APF for assessment
- AICS has negotiated competitive merchant rates for AICS members and your business will be required to migrate to one of our approved payment partners if you wish to enjoy the benefits of AICS
- When you’re approved by your payment partner of choice you will be contacted by AICS to confirm your coverage start date and when Contributions will begin to be deducted
Once you have been approved and accepted as an AICS member you are committed to the Scheme for that membership year.