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Tag: Direct Debit

5 Common Bacs File Mistakes

January 23 2020

Article by Dion Golt - Direct Debit Administrator Our Bacs processing team often think we’ve seen it all when it comes to files. It’s rare that we come across something that leaves us scratching our heads, but it can happen. However, some data issues with...

Direct Debit Indemnity Claims – What do you need to know?

January 16 2020

Article by Sarah Cottee, Training Manager. Collecting funds via Direct Debits offer organisations numerous advantages - cheaper to process, more control and longer customer relationships being just a few. One of the top benefits for payers is that Direct...

Avoiding and Resolving Failed Direct Debit Collections

January 08 2020

How much do failed Direct Debit collections cost your business? Article by James Alves. Account Manager. A common scenario we see uncovered on our Direct Debit training courses is that our attendees start to realise the true cost of failed Direct Debit...

Direct Debit Scheme Rule Updates

December 11 2019

Bacs have issued new Direct Debit Scheme rule updates Version 5.3. January 2020. Article by Sarah Cottee. Training Manager. There are new Direct Debit Scheme Rule Updates which will take effect from January 2020. As a Direct Debit Service user, you have a...

Can you use Direct Debits for one-off payments?

December 11 2019

Answer: YES! And, one-off Direct Debits offer numerous advantages for all parties! Blog by Michael Nwadinobi. Direct Debits are one of the most common methods of payments in the UK with Bacs processing 6.4 billion transactions in 2018 with a value of...

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...

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:...

Bacs Processing Dates – Spring Bank Holiday

May 15 2019

Spring has finally sprung and summer days are fast approaching. To ensure you have peace of mind going into the spring break, be sure to have planned ahead with your Bacs submissions to allow for Bacs Bank Holiday processing dates. Bacs processing works on a...

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...