Direct Debit Resource Centre

Knowledge is key! Understanding the Direct Debit Scheme Rules and how they apply to your organisation will help ensure that you are running a smooth, efficient and error-free Direct Debit system. The following pages contain an overview of all different aspects of Direct Debits to help you.

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Introduction

This section covers:
What is a Direct Debit?
Important Terms
About Bacs & Pay.UK
Bacs History
Bacs Processing Calendar

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Benefits of DD

This section covers:
Benefits to Payers
Benefits to Service Users
Promoting Direct Debit
Discounting Direct Debits
Incentivising Direct Debits

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DD Set-up

This section covers:
The DD instruction
The DD Guarantee
Lodgement - Paper
Lodgement - AUDDIS
Lodgement - Paperless

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DD Process

This section covers:
Advance Notice
Collection
The Bacs Cycle
The Unpaid Cycle
Transaction Codes

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Bacs Reports

This section covers:
About Bacs reports
AUDDIS
AUDDIS Codes
ARUDD
ARUDD Codes
ADDACS
ADDACS Codes
Accessing reports

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AUDDIS

This section covers:
Advantages of AUDDIS
AUDDIS Codes
References
Submission
Timescales
Failures
Implementation
Migration

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Paperless DD

This section covers:
Benefits of Paperless DD
PDD Process
PDD Script
KYC
Account Validation
Payer Verification
Confirmation
PDD Implementation

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Indemnities

This section covers:
The Indemnity
Service User error
Bank error
Refund Request
Indemnity process
Indemnity Claims Report
Valid Claims
Valid Counter Claims

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Latest News & Articles

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...

Advantages of Paperless Direct Debit for your Members

August 15 2019

Paperless direct debit offers a number of advantages for organisations. It also offers benefits for your members signing up to pay. Easy sign up Signing up for a direct debit has always been easy - its a simple 1 page form to complete.  With the...

August Bank Holiday Bacs Processing Dates

August 02 2019

With the August Bank Holiday fast approaching, make sure you’ve planned ahead with your Bacs submissions to allow for Bacs Bank Holiday Processing Dates. Bacs processing works on a 3-day cycle. These days are known as the “Day 1: Input Day”, “Day 2:...

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