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​Find out about temporary Direct Debit rules changes as well as tips to support the continued operation of Direct Debit during COVID-19.​


Automated payments are at the heart of the UK’s financial system, providing an essential service for bill payers and billers, employees and employers, charities and donors, clients and suppliers, and government.

Direct Debit is the payment option chosen by thousands of companies to automatically and securely collect important payments from millions of people and organisations. Bacs Direct Credit is used to pay eight in ten employees in the UK, whether that’s wages, salaries, or benefits, as well as for settling business-to-business invoices.​

Bacs is owned and operated by leading retail payments authority Pay.UK

Bacs is owned and operated by leading retail payments authority Pay.UK, the company also responsible for Faster Payments and cheques, as well as related services such as mobile app Paym, the Current Account Switch Service, and many others. Visit the 'About' section to find more. 

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28 April 2021 09:33 AM
Still time to sign up for today’s webinar, 2pm, discussing Smart Modernisation with ISO 20022 for UK Payments. Director of Standards, James Whittle, is joined by panellists from @BarclaysUK , BT and @volantetech. Sign up details here #webinar #payments
28 April 2021 09:32 AM
@jnm8210 Hi - thanks the tweet, if you reach out to our team they will be able to help:
50 years and 78 billion payments – Direct Debit hits half a century
15 December 2020
David Piper is Pay.UK’s Head of Service Lines. David leads the team responsible for delivering the UK’s core retail payment services including Faster Payments, cheque - and Direct Debit, which is 50 years old in 2020.
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