14 October 2012
The recently unveiled scheme is designed to allow those that live in the district to sign up and pay their services by Direct Debit over the phone or online without the need to complete a paper Direct Debit form. The decision was taken in order to make processing payments easier and quicker for residents, with Councillor David Sismey, chairman of the Finance and Corporate Services Committee explaining that the new system will also mean fewer delays in sending out and waiting for paper forms to return.
A spokesman from the council claims that so far, the venture has proved to be popular with many local residents backing the scheme. Naturally interested by updates and developments within the Direct Debit industry, the team at Smart Debit responded to the recent news.
A spokesman from SmartDebit said “Late payments can put a real strain on local economy so it’s good to see advances in this area. Paperless Direct Debits are becoming a more prominent feature in organisations across the UK due to the speed, efficiency, accuracy and reduced harm caused to the environment.”
SmartDebit strive to provide one of the most efficient Direct Debit collection and processing systems in the sector and look forward to following the progress of this story.
SmartDebit™ are the UK’s leading Direct Debit Bureau, specialising in payment processing services since 1998. A Bacs approved Bureau, scoring ‘Excellent’ in all five categories of the Bacs audit, and ISO 27001 compliant. Providing a complete range of services: Outsourcing; SmartDebit-Admin cloud based portal; SmartDebit-Online payer sign up; SmartDebit-API integrated solution and SmartDebit-Contingency.
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