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Direct Debits collected early! What now?
June 15 2018
Over the last 10 years we have been asked – by organisations both large and small - what they should do if they have Direct Debits collected early. It’s a tricky situation for any organisation to manage! Consideration needs to be given to how the situation has...
Making Membership Work For You: Direct Debit and Membership
May 04 2018
Knowing your members is the key to maintaining and growing your member-base - knowing their likes and dislikes; what drives them to want to be a part of your organisation, and what’s important to them. People like paying by Direct Debit! According to data...
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...
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 –...
Do I need to upgrade my direct debit software?
November 09 2017
The software upgrade seems to be part of life – upgrading our phones, our laptops to make sure we’re running the most up to date version of the available software. Is the same true for the direct debit software your organisation uses to manage direct debit...
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...