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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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A Record Breaking Year for Bacs

*Payments worth almost £5 trillion in 2016* **6.22 billion transactions across the year** ***109 million transactions in just one day*** Almost six and a quarter billion payments worth a total of £4.8 trillion were processed by Bacs Payment Schemes Limited…

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Christmas Direct Debit Non-Processing Days

We recently published a blog referencing our opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period but wanted to remind you of the additional Bacs non-processing days for your Direct Debit and/or Direct Credit files. If you have any questions or…

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Bacs Processing Calendar 2017 now available to download

Now summer is over, are you thinking towards 2017? Bacs has now released the Bacs Processing Calendar 2017 to help plan the setup and processing of Direct Debits for next year. Download the Bacs Processing Calendar 2017 by clicking here This…

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NEWS: Direct Debit Cancellations at All-Time Low

Rapidata’s Charity Direct Debit Tracking Report 2016 available for FREE DOWNLOAD “Despite the fundraising crisis last year, donors did not respond by cancelling their regular gifts in their droves. This is exactly the kind of evidence we should be using…

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Time is ticking to get Bacs TLS compliant.

Monday 13th June 2016 is the deadline that you MUST comply with the new security update to be able to communicate to Bacs. If you have not upgraded your systems by this date, you will not be able to transmit to…

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How to avoid Direct Debit submission errors

The Direct Debit problems experienced by Concern Worldwide (UK) can be prevented by taking a few simple steps, writes Scott Gray in Third Sector. In the article, Scott gives five simple ways to safeguard your organisation against this type of payment…

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Rapidata promotes SEPA Direct Debit in Ireland

The Rapidata Team heads to the Fundraising Ireland’s National Fundraising Conference 2016 to promote our SEPA Direct Debit Service. Taking place in Dublin between 7th – 8th April, the country’s National Fundraising Conference brings together international and local leaders, providing the three i’s of…

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Reducing Direct Debit Indemnity Claims

You may have received an email from Bacs this week highlighting best practice and guidance for reducing Direct Debit Indemnity Claims (DDIC). If you didn’t receive this, we thought this was a great quick reference guide to help with those DDIC’s….

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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