Direct Debit, Direct Credit and SEPA Resource Centre

If you have questions about Bacs Direct Debits, Bacs Direct Credits or about SEPA Direct Debits, please see the following pages for advice and guidance. If you require further information, please feel free to contact us at any time – we are here to help.

Essential Knowledge & Resources

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Direct Debit

Information about setting up and collecting Direct Debit payments to help you run a smooth and efficient system.

Direct Debit Resources
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Direct Credit

Information about making payments by electronic transfer directly into a bank or building society account.

Direct Credit Resources
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SEPA

Information on the SEPA Direct Debit process for organisations that take payments in Euro's. 

SEPA resources
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FAQs

Browse our most frequently asked questions about Direct Debits, Direct Credits, SEPA and more…

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Latest News & Articles

Concerned about the impact of the credit card fees ban? Think direct debit!

January 24 2018

From 13th January 2018, businesses and service providers cannot pass credit card fees (or debit card charges) on to their customers. If you’re worried about how this will impact on your business, why not consider the opportunities that direct debit...

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...

GDPR and Direct Debit – what are the implications?

November 30 2017

Data protection is one of the themes of the 21st century. There is so much information about us as individuals, held in different formats and by different businesses and organisations that it is no wonder we have rules in place to protect it. In May 2018, the...

Bacs non-processing days 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...

Our Guide to Setting up Direct Debit Instructions

November 03 2017

With Direct Debit being a widely trusted payment method, customers are increasingly opting to use the scheme. For businesses keen to sign up new customers, knowing where to start and how the process of setting up direct debit works is key. To give you a more...