Barclays announced that it had joined forces with the global accountancy body, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), to bring the benefits of Internet purchasing to all ACCA members. From the autumn of this year, ACCA members will be able to provide their businesses and clients with access to an online business-to-business (B2B) marketplace hosted by Barclays B2B.com ACCA members, particularly those representing small to medium-sized enterprises, to benefit from being part of an extensive and secure trading network. Businesses using this new service will benefit from lower processing costs, comprehensive management information and preferential pricing negotiated on their behalf by ACCA.
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