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10 ways you can make Direct Debit savings

April 13 2017

If you are planning to review your finances and how you pay out money, here's 10 tips of how you can make direct debit savings. Pay your gas and electric bills via Direct Debit.  The savings can be huge! Nearly all the major energy companies will offer a...

Modulus Checking and Paperless Direct Debits – Why & How?

April 29 2016

The latest Service User Guide and Rules to the Direct Debit scheme (SUG&R v4.1) has clarified what is and is not provided by modulus checking. Modulus checking describes the ability to check that a bank account number and sort-code are accurate.  It does...

Advance Notice for Direct Debits

February 12 2016

We’ve been asked about the new prohibited practice for Direct Debit Advance Notice and what it means. The rules on Advance Notice have been clarified in the latest version of the Service User Guide & Rules to the Direct Debit Scheme which were updated...

Direct Debit Guarantee – Are you using the wrong version?

February 06 2015

Over the Christmas holidays I purchased a gift for a family member of a magazine subscription.  It was gratefully received and we were both happy.  Afterwards however,  when I received a confirmation letter with details of my Direct Debit payment schedule, I...

Reduce your Risk – Link to a Bureau

October 17 2014

Are you processing Direct Debits without being up to date with the Bacs scheme rules? Have you reviewed your Data Recovery Plan? Have you explored a relationship with a Bureau? If you answered no to any of these questions then ask yourself can your company risk the...

The Direct Debit Guarantee: What does it really mean?

February 18 2013

The Direct Debit Guarantee is one of the main reasons that the Direct Debit Scheme has been so successful. Reassurance for the payer The Guarantee protects the payer from any errors made by the bank / building society or the organisation, (the Service User),...

Why do I get the message “No Instruction” when I try to collect Direct Debits?

February 05 2013

Well there are 2 possible answers...... You are not using the AUDDIS system to set up your Direct Debits ...or You are using AUDDIS but it appears not to be working for you correctly. If the answer for you was the first one then the only resolution is to...