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Are you compliant with Bacs?

If you process Direct Debits, it is important that you make yourself aware of the scheme Guide and Rules to ensure you remain Bacs compliant. One of the key aspects of using this service, is the speed in which Service…

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Research report: The changing face of payments

With the growth of contactless and digital payment technology, it’s clear that people are looking for fast, easy and convenient ways to pay, to fit with their busy lives. As part of our commitment to the charity sector, we are…

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Supporting IoF Technology Group

This week, the Rapidata team will be in London supporting the Institute of Fundraising Technology Conference. This year’s IoF Technology conference has four streams of stimulating content to provide charities with inspiration and practical ideas – and beneficial new connections in…

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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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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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By making donating easy, we were able to start raising vital funds for this appeal very quickly and have raised a good total so far with the appeal continuing for the foreseeable future.

Joe Spikes, Fundraising & Website Officer, Children in Crisis

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