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Ten post COVID19 tips to maximise your regular giving programme and increase online donations

There has been much comment about the impact of COVID19 on charitable donations and how organisations might be able to recover their donation income levels post pandemic. Just today The Daily Express reported that over 50% of people plan not to reinstate Direct Debits that they have cancelled during the lockdown period. UK Fundraising report that, following a dip in […]

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Direct Debit 101: Direct Debit and Fraud

A guest blog by Don Hollingum from Direct Debit 101. For more information visit: www.directdebit101.co.uk Why use Direct Debit? Direct Debit has been working for thousands of businesses, both large and small for over 50 years, and its usage continues to grow both in terms of the number of organisations that use it and the number of payments collected – in […]

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Sometimes the smallest enhancement to my banking app brings a disproportionate smile to my face.

Sometimes the smallest enhancement to my banking app brings a disproportionate smile to my face. As you would expect I’m a massive fan of the consumer benefits of the Bacs Direct Debit Guarantee and would always choose to make my regular payments by Direct Debit safe in the knowledge that I am protected should something go wrong with my payment. […]

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Direct Debit 101: Validation and Verification

A guest blog by Don Hollingum from Direct Debit 101. For more information visit: www.directdebit101.co.uk Why use Direct Debit? Direct Debit, the product, has been working for thousands of businesses, both large and small for over 50 years, and its usage continues to grow both in terms of the number of organisations that use it and the number of payments collected […]

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Harnessing the Benefits of Direct Debit

A guest blog by Don Hollingum from Direct Debit 101: https://northeypoint.com/direct-debit-101/ Direct Debit has seen many advances since it was introduced over 50 years ago, and not just in the volume of payments collected. Direct Debit has seen many new stakeholders entering the market which has provided many new opportunities for collecting organisations. All participants are governed by one set […]

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Navigating the future of donations

A summary of ‘Navigating the future of donations’ breakfast briefing For the full article please visit: https://rapidataservices.com/direct-debit/rapidata-and-iof-breakfast-briefing-summary-navigating-the-future-of-donations/ A Rapidata and Institute of Fundraising event Last week Rapidata held a breakfast briefing with the Institute of Fundraising on the future of payments and donations in the not for profit sector, exploring the challenges and opportunities for charities. At a glance: Declining […]

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Benchmarking ‘no-show’ Direct Debit cancellations

Rapidata, an Access company, have created a guide to help an organisation benchmark ‘no-show’ Direct Debit cancellations; an exercise that can identify unnecessary donor attrition and generate additional income that would otherwise be written off. While in recent years regular giving cancellation levels have been generally low, it is evident that no-shows account for a significant proportion of failed Direct […]

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Direct Debit: Your flexible friend

A guest blog by Don Hollingum from Direct Debit 101 – https://northeypoint.com/direct-debit-101/ With 4.5 billion payments processed each year Direct Debit is the UK’s pre-eminent collection payment method. For consumers, Direct Debit is the safest and most cost-effective method of paying regular or occasional commitments. Direct Debit is the simplest way for organisations to collect regular or occasional payments from […]

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Confidently operate a Direct Debit scheme

If you are looking to develop the knowledge and tools to confidently implement, launch and manage a Direct Debit scheme then our Direct Debit 101 course is something you should consider. Direct Debit 101 is a new and independent approach to Bacs Direct Debit training from Northey Point.  The course is led by Don Hollingum and Mike Chambers, two of the UK’s […]

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Direct Debit 101

If you are looking to develop the knowledge and tools to confidently implement, launch and manage a Direct Debit scheme then our Direct Debit 101 course is something you should consider. Direct Debit 101 is a new and independent approach to Bacs Direct Debit training from Northey Point. The course is led by Don Hollingum and Mike Chambers, two of the UK’s […]

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An independent approach to Bacs Direct Debit training

Northey Point Limited are pleased to launch a new initiative: “Direct Debit 101”. Direct Debit 101 is a new and independent approach to Bacs Direct Debit training. Our first course is a one day Direct Debit training event which provides attendees with the knowledge and tools to confidently implement, launch and manage a Direct Debit scheme. With Direct Debit there […]

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Direct Debit and Strong Customer Authentication

SCA 101 If you are reading this blog then you’ll already know a fair bit about Strong Customer Authentication (SCA). From 14 September 2019, the way in which bank or payment services providers verify identity or validate specific payment instructions will change. These European Union (EU) rule changes are designed to reduce the risk of a fraudster pretending to be […]

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15 Years Of Regular Giving Benchmarking – A Milestone Report

Over the last 15 years Rapid Data, an Access company, (www.rapidata.co.uk) have been tracking regular giving trends and providing Direct Debit research data to the charity sector. Today, we see the publication of ’15 Years Of Regular Giving Benchmarking’, a free resource available from Rapidata – download the report at: https://rapidataservices.com/direct-debit/research-charity-direct-debit-tracking-report-2019/ Comparison and self scrutiny The report provides an insight […]