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National Fundraising Awards 2018 finalist!

Earlier this week, we were pleased to hear that we’ve been shortlisted in the Institute of Fundraising, National Fundraising Awards 2018, for the ‘Most Committed Company to the Sector’ award. This category is particularly significant for us. Having worked with…

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Bacs 50th Anniversary Statistics

As Bacs celebrates its 50th Anniversary this month, they share some key statistics processing direct debits and direct credits over half a century! Bacs 50th anniversary statistics Bacs launched in April 1968, known originally as the Inter Bank Computer Bureau Direct…

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Half a century of Bacs Payments!

A household name that launched before man walked on the moon, when mobile communicators only existed on sci-fi shows, and as Apple’s Steve Jobs was just entering his teens, marks its 50th anniversary this month. Bacs Payment Schemes Limited (Bacs), the…

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Preparing for GDPR

Following on from our last GDPR update in January, with the looming May deadline, we wanted to give you more information on how we’re preparing for GDPR. From 25 May, residents in the EU will have greater say over what, how, why,…

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Turning the tide on plastics

Every day, we hear more and more about the impact of plastic in our seas with predictions saying that plastic will outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050. Plastic is so widely used in a variety of goods and packaging…

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What is ARUDD Unpaid Direct Debit – Reason Code 6?

You may know that ARUDD (Automated Return of Unpaid Direct Debit) reports provide information on why any Direct Debits are returned unpaid. An unpaid Direct Debit Reason Code 6 (or  ‘F26′) means  ‘no instruction’. What does this mean? This means there…

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Bacs Error 8th March 2018

Direct Debits returned unpaid in error It has come to our attention that certain Direct Debit unpaid codes for Direct Debits processed on 8th March 2018 have been returned unpaid in error. This error is as a result of an…

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Bacs Easter Processing Dates 2018

With Easter dates changing each year, its sometimes hard to keep track of when those extra bank holidays fall! When processing your Direct Debits or Direct Credits, it’s vital you plan for the extra non-processing days over Easter. Bacs has sent a helpful…

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Make sure your business continuity plan is in place

As organisations across the UK brace themselves for the snow and ice, make sure yours isn’t one that gets caught out because staff can’t make it into work. With the snow already falling, protecting your operations from uncertainty is vital…

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What is ARUDD Unpaid Direct Debit – Reason Code 1

ARUDD stands for Automated Return of Unpaid Direct Debit and gives details on why any Direct Debits are returned unpaid. Unpaid Direct Debit Reason Code 1 (or a’F21′), means ‘Instruction Cancelled’. What does this actually mean? The Direct Debit Instruction…

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“We are a new start-up charity in the first year of operations so there was a need to set up the Direct Debit process. Rapidata held our hands all the way through and supported us in an area that had moved on hugely since I’d last worked in it. We would probably have been floundering without their help”

Sally Cameron, Head of Fundraising, Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance