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Tag: Paperless Direct Debit

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...

Use a Direct Debit Bureau to migrate to AUDDIS

April 06 2017

Direct debit is a hugely popular means of collecting regular payments from your customers – or, if you’re a membership organisation or a charity, from your members or donors. The traditional paper-based system has many advantages – but as an organisation...

Paperless Direct Debit and Electronic signatures

April 06 2017

Many organisations that use direct debit as a means of collecting regular payments will have migrated to the Automatic Direct Debit Instruction Service (AUDDIS), which allows direct debit instructions to be sent electronically to BACS. From there, it’s a sensible...

Advantages of Paperless Direct Debit for Your Members

February 06 2017

Direct Debit - particularly paperless direct debit - offers a number of advantages for organisations receiving payment in this way – but as with any such system, the benefits have to be mutual. As any membership organisation knows, it’s vital to be able to...

How long should you store a Direct Debit Instruction?

April 02 2014

A Direct Debit Instruction (DDI) is the authority given by the payer to enable an organisation to collect Direct Debits from the payers account.  This DDI can be collected using a paper form that the payer signs and returns to an organisation, or if the Service...

ID checking for customers signing up for Direct Debits: Why and How?

April 09 2013

ID checking is required for any organisation using Paperless Direct Debit (PDD) sign up.  The Service User’s Guide and Rules to the Direct Debit Scheme (Section 16.3) states: “Prior to the origination of any Direct Debits the service user must verify the...

Modulus Checking: What, Why and How?

April 08 2013

Modulus checking is mandatory at the point of customer signup when you operate Paperless Direct Debit, (PDD).  It is highly recommended at the point of customer sign up for users of both AUDDIS (Automated Direct Debit Instruction Service) and paper based Direct...