News & Articles

Read the latest news, articles and opinions about all the issues within the world of Direct Debit, Direct Credit and SEPA.

Bacs Easter Processing Dates

March 28 2019

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

Defusing your Direct Debit Disasters

March 26 2019

We are an organisation focused on providing Direct Debit help. As a result we hear about Direct Debit issues organisations have faced. The biggest headache is caused when a problem prevents the successful submission – and therefore collection - of a Direct Debit...

Clear Direct Debit acquired by ClearCourse Partnership

January 31 2019

ClearCourse adds Direct Debit processing capabilities as a first step in building a best-in-class payments platform. ClearCourse Partnership LLP, a new partnership with a mission to acquire innovative technology companies providing membership software and...

Changes to Bacs Direct Debit Rules: Are you up to date?

January 15 2019

Bacs issued a new version of the Direct Debit Rules in December 2018 (Version 5.2). These new Direct Debit Rules will take affect from this month. As a Direct Debit Service user, you have a responsibility to comply with the Direct Debit Rules. Are you? The key...

Direct Debit: Countering Credit & Debit Card Transaction Fees

November 30 2018

What payment methods do you accept from customers? Credit card? Debit card? If so, are the card transaction fees and costs of administering these transactions affecting your profit? Have you considered Direct Debit as an alternative? Consumer behaviour has...

AUDDIS Migration: When, Why and How?

November 11 2018

Over the years we have supported many Service Users undertaking AUDDIS Migrations. We have provided advice and guidance for some; full project management for others and have even been called in half-way through to rescue an AUDDIS Migration that have gone...

Modulus Checks & KYC Checks. What do I need to know?

October 09 2018

Is your organisation performing Modulus Checks and KYC checks? Do you know the scheme rules around them and why they are important?  Read on for more information….. Firstly, what are modulus checks and KYC checks? Modulus Checks Modulus checking is a...

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...