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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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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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Bacs processing dates for Christmas 2017

With just under a month to go until Christmas and thoughts about presents and turkeys, don’t forget to think about Bacs processing dates over the festive period, and make sure you submit your files as early as you can! Payment arrival…

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Bacs fake email alert

Bacs has issued a fake email alert to all Direct Debit Service Users. This email is NOT from Bacs. If you receive one, DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS and Inform Bacs. For updates from Bacs click here  

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Bacs Processing Calendar 2018

As we return back from summer holiday feeling all refreshed and ready to go(!), we start to look towards 2018. For some, that means making sure they have the payment plans and schedule set so Bacs submissions are submitted without…

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The Charity Direct Debit Tracking Report 2017 now launched!

Providing vital benchmarking data, the Charity Direct Debit Tracking Report gives you the latest insights around regular giving, Direct Debit cancellations, online giving and attrition rates, enabling you to enhance your supporter engagement, improve your donor experience and maximise your…

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Managing your Direct Debit Indemnity Claims

You may remember from our blog post back in January that BACS have made some changes to their Direct Debit Indemnity Claim (DDICA) rules. Indemnity Claims are rare, but it is important that you know how to act if one…

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Bacs Easter Processing Dates 2017

With Easter just around there corner, it is Important to be aware of the Bacs Easter processing dates to make sure your Direct Debit or Direct Credit files are submitted correctly. At Rapidata we will ensure all our Direct Debit…

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Ashley Flint, head of donor development, Alder Hey Children’s Charity