Finance and Accounting Services

BACS End-to-End

 

BACS direct debits, direct credits and faster payments. Full BACS payment services instruction and processing, along with enhanced validation for multiple customers.

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Inefficient payment processing can disrupt cashflow and service

Considering BACS payment services? The ability to receive payments and pay suppliers or staff quickly and efficiently is imperative for any business.

However, leaving customers to pay by cheque or bank transfer (any ‘push’  payment method) will inevitably lead to higher debt and cashflow issues, as customers take more time to pay or forget. Reconciliation and allocation of payments also takes time.

Likewise, paying suppliers or staff with bank transfers each month can take time and resource to ensure details are correct and processed. Perhaps that is why BACS payment services (direct credits and ‘pull payments’ direct debits) remain the most popular, timely and consistent method of payment in the UK. 

However, it requires software to submit directly to BACS, which may be costly and too complex for some businesses. Even if you have software, input takes time and sort code and account details may not be validated. This frequently leads to mistakes and failed payments, causing many problems and taking time to resolve. Increased fraud requires validation and failure to do so may cause regulatory issues.

Given the importance of payments, even large organisations who validate in-house, need to have a third party BACS contingency, to minimise risk.

BACS transfers take three days to make or receive payment. For some customers or in some instances, payments need to be done faster. This is possible via the faster payments service which may require a specialist third party BACS bureau to implement. 

For those looking for BACS payment services, Parseq can remove all these considerations and make it easy for you.

Key challenges of  payment processing and BACS direct debits and direct credits

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Costly Mistakes

Input and processing is open to mistakes. Unsuccessful or incorrect payments can have severe consequence and take time to fix.

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Late/missed payments

Validation issues can affect timing of payments and cause significant problems with those expecting payment.

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Time

Many customers demand same-day payment. Using faster payments is necessary.

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Complex

Software required to submit directly to BACS is costly and can be complex. It may not validate data.

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Fraud

Increasingly sophisticated fraud requires validation and additional security

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Compliance

Mistakes and non-adherence to compliance, can result in fines and penalties.

Our capabilities

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Make recurring payments, quicker, easier and more secure

Bacs payment services. Whether you need customer direct debit setup, faster payment or high volume payroll, we make it, quick, accurate and compliant.

We provide secure, accurate BACS payment services to the UK banking, corporate and SME communities. Through our systems, payments are processed with a value exceeding £15 billion annually. UK banks and more than 75,000 of their customers use us to deliver over 24 million sensitive, time critical payments accurately and on time every year.

As a long established and highly commended BACS accredited bureau, we offer traditional bureau services for BACS credits, Bank Grade services for banks to process BACS credits. We also offer a range of BACS contingency payment services to mitigate risk for when the unexpected happens. This ensures you and your beneficiaries remain unaffected and payment processing can still be processed on time. 

For many of our clients we process the BACS payment of their entire payroll, so their staff are assured of timely, consistent payment. This can be linked to our other full payroll services. For others we provide a quick customer direct debit setup option, to reduce the timescale for when the first collection can be made, thereby helping cashflow.

The system is swept daily to identify any new instruction and any payments due for collection. These instructions are automatically captured and sent to BACS.

Our highly automated matching and validating of data means less chance of rejected payments, thereby saving time and additional cost. We get the latest bank account and sort code data every day for accurate validation.

We are immediately alerted to any exceptions, so that they can be more quickly resolved.  Our systems and protocols also reduce the risk of fraud and ensure regulatory compliance. A full audit history of transactions is supplied.

We also offer a faster payments service for those that need a very quick but secure payment service. 

Whatever your payment service needs, if you have recurring payments we can provide you with fast, secure and compliant solution, that makes it easier. 

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Accredited BACS bureau

Traditional bureau services for BACS credits, Bank Grade services for banks to process BACS credits, contingency payment services.

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Contingency BACS service

 On-demand payment submittal service, no need to schedule. Multi format submissions. Fully RTI compliant, meaning that you will not be penalised by HMRC.

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Direct debit management

Setup, collection and management solution, including paperless direct debits. Production and despatch of customised scheme letters.

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Automatic validation

Automatically matches and validates sort code and account details against latest bank details.

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Exceptions handling

Where non matches occur that cannot be resolved locally, exceptions are routed via email notifications and escalation rules.

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Faster payments

Provision of faster payments services, for near immediate/ same day payment.

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Payroll

Full payroll BACS payment processing. Can be integrated with other payroll services.

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Audit

Full payment and transaction audit history.

The benefits

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Cashflow

Consistent timely payment

Planned consistent recurring payments. Reduce debt days.

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Saving

Time, resource, money

Less time to process. Faster cycle. Faster setup. Reduced in-house costs.

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Compliance

Secure and compliant

Secure, encrypted, validated. Audit history. Less chance of fraud or regulatory issues. View our certifications here.

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Less mistakes

Accurate validation

Validation lessens errors and ensures more payments succeed. Any exemptions are flagged and more quickly resolved.

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Speed

Same day

Ability to do near immediate/same day payments, with faster payments.

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Reduced risk

Peace of mind

Ensure payments are made no matter what. Full contingency back up, with no need to schedule. 

Case study

White labelled BACS service improves the customer experience for leading bank

The customer service experience was improved by our automated processes and enhanced Ml audit and reporting capability.

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Talk to us about BACS payment service today

Want to find out more? We would be happy to discuss your organisation’s challenges and how Parseq’s solutions could quickly provide you with real value.