Knowledge Centre


Bacs - Getting Started

A quick start guide to Bacs - the company operating Direct Debits and Credits in the UK - including the Bacs process and different forms of submission.


Bacs Technology

More detail on the technology employed by Bacs to process payments, such as security methods and Bacstel-IP submissions.


Bacs Processing Calendar

The Bacs processing calendar is a valuable tool, ensuring you don't miss any of those important payment processing dates over the holiday period.


Direct Debits - Getting Started

A quick start guide to Direct Debits - the most efficient way to regularly collect funds - including how to become a Direct Debit originator.


Direct Debit Processes

More detail on Paperless Direct Debits (PDD), Direct Debit Indemnity Claim Automation (DDICA) and Direct Debit Instructions (DDI).


Direct Debit Best Practice

A summary of key requirements and guidelines that you should follow to ensure that your Direct Debits are processed on time, every time.


Bank Account Validation - The Basics

A summary of the technology used in validating bank accounts, using the Extended Industry Sort Code Directory (EISCD).


HMRC Real Time Information (RTI)

By October 2013, companies will be mandated to submit Real Time Information. Click for what's involved in this HMRC initiative, how to prepare, and the current timeline.


Faster Payments Service (FPS)

An overview of the features and benefits of the service introduced to enable same-day payments between UK bank accounts.


Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA)

Detailed information on the current initiative to speed up and reduce the cost of payment transactions in the European Union (EU).



The institutions that Bottomline Technologies is proud to work with - such as The Payments Council, VocaLink and the UK Payments Administration (UKPA).



A summary of terms used across this website.

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