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Tag: Direct Debit

The Giving Generation: How Direct Debit has reformed donations and funding

April 16 2018

If you’re a charity reliant on donations then Direct Debit is the solution you might not even know you’re looking for… Offering easy ways to donate is a vital part of gaining and retaining donations wherever possible. In today’s financial market people...

Don’t Forget the changes you may need for Bacs Easter Processing Dates

March 15 2018

With Easter fast approaching make sure you’ve got your eggs in order so you've planned for Bacs Easter processing dates. Bacs processing works on a 3-day cycle – i.e. there are 3 days involved. These are known as the “Input Day”, “Processing Day” and...

Updates to the BACS Scheme Rules and Service User Guide

March 04 2018

The new Service User Guide and new Rules (SUGR) for the Direct Debit Scheme were issued by BACS in January 2018. BACS – Bankers Automated Clearing Services, has been in existence since 1968 when it was called the Inter Bank Computer Bureau. The name change to...

Concerned about the credit card fees ban? Think direct debit!

January 24 2018

From 13th January 2018, businesses and service providers cannot pass credit card fees (or debit card charges) on to their customers. If you’re worried about how this will impact on your business, why not consider the opportunities that direct debit...

Action your ADDACS reports and stay compliant

January 17 2018

It’s no secret that the Bacs scheme is underpinned by a complex set of rules. These are in place to maintain the integrity of the system. The rules keep the system running smoothly, benefiting service users and their customers, so staying compliant has to be a...

Additional Bacs non-processing days over Christmas 2017

November 22 2017

The John Lewis Christmas ad has aired… time to make sure you’re up to speed with the Christmas non-processing days so that your direct debits run smoothly over the festive period. It feels like the run up to Christmas starts earlier and earlier every year –...

Our Guide to Setting up Direct Debit Instructions

November 03 2017

With Direct Debit being a widely trusted payment method, customers are increasingly opting to use the scheme. For businesses keen to sign up new customers, knowing where to start and how the process of setting up direct debit works is key. To give you a more...

Rent Payments – Direct Debit makes sense

August 11 2017

Rent. It’s tricky to pin down exactly how much is paid in rent every year in the UK, but with more and more people finding it difficult to afford to buy, the rental market is buoyant. That’s good news if you’re a landlord – but not if you’re faced with...

Unpicking the Statistics of Direct Debit Popularity

August 02 2017

The popularity of Direct Debit has been on the rise since its inception in 1968 and recent statistics indicate that the trend shows no signs of abating. In the last 10 years the volume of Direct Debit transactions processed each year has increased from 2.9 million...

Just how secure are your direct debit solutions?

July 26 2017

With the huge rise in the use of technology in all aspects of our lives, many people now make many payments over the telephone or online. With this constant exchange of sensitive information, it’s understandable that people have become increasingly concerned about...

Direct Debit – avoid the disruption of returned payments

July 20 2017

In our recent blog on BACS reports, we mentioned the ARUDD report – the Automatic Return of Direct Debit report - which lists any direct debit transactions which could not be completed. A direct debit transaction which fails means a dip in your cashflow and extra...

When to Submit your Direct Debit Files?

July 17 2017

Bacs publish a calendar every year which show their processing days and non-processing days. But how do you use it in the most efficient way. Bacs processing works on a fairly simple 3-day cycle - i.e. there are 3 days involved. These are known as the "Input...