Rapidata support many small businesses and business start ups to accept payment by direct debit.

Small Business (SME)

Rapidata provides secure outsourced direct debit management, processing and reporting services for SMEs, so you can streamline collection processes, reduce costs, and engage with your customers.

If you’re not already processing direct debits, Rapidata has supported many small businesses and business start ups hoping to accept payment by direct debit. We’ll first advise you if your business is suited to receive payment by direct debit. If you are, we’ll give you all the information you need to approach your bank for a Service User Number (SUN). Having your own SUN means collections are made under your own organisation’s name and payments go directly into your nominated bank account.

Please note, Rapidata does not currently offer a Facilities Managed Direct Debit Service to commercial organisations.

Encouraging your customers to pay by direct debit means you spend less time reconciling and banking cheques or chasing late payments, and you’ll know exactly when payments are expected which makes cash flow forecasting much easier to manage.

We’ll handle paper based direct debit instructions, and also provide you with an option to accept paper-less direct debit instructions via your own website if you wish. Direct debits can be set up as one-off or regular weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual payments, and can be for fixed or variable amounts. Comprehensive reporting lets you know the status of all direct debits claimed or cancelled within each collection period. Finally, our trigger service is a great way to keep in touch with your customers, sending them essential information, news, offers, or product updates. In fact anything you need to communicate can be set to trigger when specific criteria are met.

To ensure you get the very best from our services, all Rapidata clients have a dedicated Account Manager. Your account manager works with you to understand your needs, present ideas, and oversee the setup and ongoing management of all services. We take a flexible approach and tailor our solutions to suit you, so you can use us for as much or as little as you need.

Rapidata services for SMEs:

Read more about the benefits of direct debit and direct debit outsourcing

Rapidata Services Plc is a BACS Affiliate and a BACS Approved Bureau. Find out what this means

“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

Direct Debit Managed Service

We’ll take care of all the administrative work involved in Direct Debit processing, including database management, sending payment instructions and collecting the Direct Debits on your behalf.

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Rapidata’s online Direct Debit service, eDirectDebit enables you to offer Paperless Direct Debit via your website. Cost effective, fully branded and with all the features and benefits you expect from a leading online Direct Debit service.

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Mobile Fundraising

The Mobile Fundraising App is an easy way for charities to break into the mobile channel with a fully customisable app for event-based fundraising campaigns.

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Online Fundraising

Rapidata’s Online Fundraising service makes it easy to engage in active relationships with your supporters, and turn them into your greatest advocates.

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Postal Fulfilment Services

Rapidata provides an outsourced Fulfilment Service enabling you to communicate effectively with your payers without having the necessary skills, resources or equipment in-house.

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BACS Contingency Support

You can’t predict when disaster may strike or what form it will take, but by planning ahead you can ensure your business income is secured by organising an effective back-up for your in-house payment processing.

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Trigger Communication Service

A simple Thank you, at the right time, goes a long way. We understand the positive impact of engaging with your supporters at important points along their journey with you.

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For more information on how we can help Small Businesses please contact us...
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