United Kingdom
South West; Gloucestershire; Wiltshire and North Somerset
Location of affected unit(s)
Administrative Services
Office Administrative, Office Support And Other Business Support Activities
Office Administrative, Office Support And Other Business Support Activities
82 - Office administrative, office support and other business support activities

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 June 2008
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
1 March 2009


Intelligent Processing Services Ltd (IPSL), a firm that provides payment processing services to banks, has announced that it is to close its site in Bristol with the loss of approximately 100 jobs. The Bristol site is due to close by March 2009. Management at IPSL attribute the closure of the Bristol site to a decline in the number of consumers using cheques as a method of payment. Roger Arnold, Chief Exective of IPSL, stated that the Bristol site had been heavily dependent on the business associated with the processing of cheques and also stated that the firm's 'Bristol team has always delivered a highly professional service and [that] this decision in no way reflects on their abilities or commitment'. The firm has also stated that those employees affected by the job losses have been offered alternative work at other IPSL sites in the UK.


  • 4 June 2008: BBC News


Eurofound (2008), Intelligent Processing Services Ltd (IPSL), Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 66716, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66716.