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Online Direct Debit Sign-Ups: Barriers & Solutions
February 07 2020
Many organisations unintentionally create barriers to their customers paying them by Direct Debit. Why not remove these barriers! Article by Debbie Lane Consumers are confident with Direct Debits. Bacs research shows the average UK consumer has at least 8...
5 Common Bacs File Mistakes
January 23 2020
Article by Dion Golt - Direct Debit Administrator Our Bacs processing team often think we’ve seen it all when it comes to files. It’s rare that we come across something that leaves us scratching our heads, but it can happen. However, some data issues with...
Avoiding and Resolving Failed Direct Debit Collections
January 08 2020
How much do failed Direct Debit collections cost your business? Article by James Alves. Account Manager. A common scenario we see uncovered on our Direct Debit training courses is that our attendees start to realise the true cost of failed Direct Debit...
Direct Debit Scheme Rule Updates
December 11 2019
Bacs have issued new Direct Debit Scheme rule updates Version 5.3. January 2020. Article by Sarah Cottee. Training Manager. There are new Direct Debit Scheme Rule Updates which will take effect from January 2020. As a Direct Debit Service user, you have a...
Can you use Direct Debits for one-off payments?
December 11 2019
Answer: YES! And, one-off Direct Debits offer numerous advantages for all parties! Blog by Michael Nwadinobi. Direct Debits are one of the most common methods of payments in the UK with Bacs processing 6.4 billion transactions in 2018 with a value of...
Bacs Non Processing Dates – Christmas & New Year 19/20
November 13 2019
Christmas is once again rapidly approaching and that means more Bacs non processing dates! As we approach the busy festive season now is a great time to think ahead so you can relax and enjoy the festivities knowing you have the peace of mind that business is all...
Direct Debit Advance Notice
November 07 2019
Providing Advance Notice is a key cornerstone of the Direct Debit Scheme and an important responsibility for the Service User. Failure to comply with scheme rules regarding Advance notice could result in failed collections and refunds (e.g. if the payer doesn't have...
Changes to Direct Debit Error Recovery
October 10 2019
On 30 September 2019, the rules on Direct Debit error recovery changed. Are you aware of what to do if you submit a Direct Debit (DD) file / majority of a DD file in error? Finding out that you have submitted a Direct Debit file in error is not a situation that...
Resilience & Risk: Direct Debit processes reliant on 1 person?
September 06 2019
Have you considered your Direct Debit resilience? Have you reviewed the risks and considered if you are too reliant on one or two key people? At a recent regional Direct Debit training course, 3 attendees (out of 9) expressed a concern that their Direct Debit...