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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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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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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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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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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 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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“Rapidata have been great. They guided us through the sometimes complicated process of setting up Direct Debit, quickly and efficiently dealing with any issues that cropped up. We’ve been very happy with the service they’ve provided…”

Tom Barrett, Lottery Administration Manager, Hospice Lottery