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Bacs accredited FM provider

Following a rule change, Bacs now requires all Facilities Managed Direct Debit bureaux to be accredited. This is in addition to the approved Bacs commercial bureau accreditation. As a trusted bureau for over 20 years, we believe clients would greatly benefit from…

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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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National Fundraising Awards 2018 finalist!

Earlier this week, we were pleased to hear that we’ve been shortlisted in the Institute of Fundraising, National Fundraising Awards 2018, for the ‘Most Committed Company to the Sector’ award. This category is particularly significant for us. Having worked with…

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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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Turning the tide on plastics

Every day, we hear more and more about the impact of plastic in our seas with predictions saying that plastic will outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050. Plastic is so widely used in a variety of goods and packaging…

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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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“I have worked with Rapidata since 2007 and introduced regular giving via Direct Debit in two charities, each time with Rapidata.  They have been great in helping me set up direct debit regular giving which produces a stable and growing fundraising income stream. Their processes work easily with our database, which saves us considerable processing time. Everyone has always been very helpful.”

Tony Bloomfield, Head of Fundraising, St Luke’s Hospice