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Guides & tips

Our tips on making payments work for you

The 3 things you should never use Direct Debit for

Direct Debit can help you with one-off and recurring payments - both fixed and variable - but there are some types of transaction which you shouldn't ever use it for.

Thinking about changing your Direct Debit provider?

Wondering if you need a change of Direct Debit provider? Try our quiz to find out whether it's time to make the switch to a new Direct Debit provider.

Can you use Direct Debit for one-off payments?

We still don’t recommend using Direct Debit for instant payments like e-commerce but Direct Debit is a safe, easy and inexpensive way to collect one-off payments.

Modulus checking: what is it anyway?

Modulus checking is a procedure for validating sort code and account number combinations.

ADDACs messages and changes to your Direct Debit mandates

ADDACS messages are the messages you receive from your customer’s bank if a mandate has been cancelled or amended by your customer.

AUDDIS Messages: Having problems setting up your mandates?

An AUDDIS report is triggered when there is a problem during mandate setup. We thought it might be useful to explain some common pitfalls and how you can avoid or resolve them.

ARUDD messages: The two most common reasons your payments are failing

An ARUDD report is triggered when a payment fails. In this article, we explain the two most common reasons for payments failing and how you can avoid or resolve them.

Four things to know about cancelling Direct Debit payments

The ability to instantly cancel a Direct Debit instruction is an important right for your customers.

Advance Notice: Are you doing it right?

Advance notice is one of the main protections offered by the Direct Debit guarantee. It requires you to give your customer notice of a Direct Debit payment before it’s taken from their account.

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