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Category: Direct Debit

Direct Debit Advance Notice – What do I need to know?

September 05 2018

Common questions we are asked about providing Advance Notice of Direct Debit collections include the following. Do I have to provide Advance Notice in writing? Do I have to give 10 days Advance Notice? If I fail to collect the Direct Debit on time do I...

The Direct Debit Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions:

August 03 2018

As one of a small number of Bacs Accredited Direct Debit training companies, and as a specialised Direct Debit Consultancy and Bureau service provider, we are regularly approached by organisations of all shapes and sizes to assist with their Direct Debit and/or...

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...

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...

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...

Flexible donation options benefit charities

June 07 2017

We work with a number of charities setting up, streamlining and supporting their direct debit operations. One thing that’s very clear to us is that whichever charity we’re working with, every donation counts. So how do you go about creating a flexible donation...

Continuous Payment Authority or Direct Debit?

March 15 2017

When is a direct debit NOT a direct debit? When it’s a Continuous Payment Authority … It’s important to know the differences between a continuous payment authority and a direct debit – and why a direct debit solution might be the better option for your...

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...