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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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Changes to XML Bacs reports

Bacs recently sent a communication to its customers about changes to Bacs reports downloaded in XML. In a nutshell, from the 5th February 2018, Bacs processing reports are moving to a new server which will change the way that XML…

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What is ARUDD Unpaid Direct Debit – Reason Code 0?

ARUDD (Automated Return of Unpaid Direct Debit) reports provide information on why any Direct Debits are returned unpaid. If you see ARUDD Unpaid Direct Debit Reason Code 0 (or ‘F20′), this means ‘Refer to Payer’. What does this actually mean? The payer’s…

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2017 is a record breaking year for Direct Debit volumes

If you’re unsure whether to introduce Direct Debits over another other payment method, then the latest figures released by Bacs this month should remove any doubt over the security and integrity of Direct Debit payments. Last year, Bacs passed a huge £1.3 trillion in…

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Rapidata celebrates Living Wage commitment

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce Rapidata Services has accredited as a Living Wage employer. The Living Wage commitment means that everyone working at Rapidata, whether they’re direct employees or third-party contracted staff, receive a minimum hourly wage…

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Charity Cancellation Average Benchmark

At Rapidata, we are always looking to provide help and advice to our clients’ for their regular giving programmes. Last year, we launched a charity Cancellation Average Benchmark (CAB) in our Charity Direct Debit Tracking Report, which gives you the chance to compare your Direct Debit…

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eDirectDebit Update: Greater personalisation and control

The latest update to our eDirectDebit service now offers a number of new features and enhancements, giving you greater personalisation and control over your online Direct Debit pages, helping to increase payer engagement. New features: 1. Customisable amount boxes We…

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