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  1. #1
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    Accepting direct debit payments?

    We're looking to accept direct debit payments on a future product line, but I'm just wondering whether any British based companies/individuals here have any recommendations on which company to work with to get this done with a minimum of fuss?

    Thanks!
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    Hi
    There are two ways to do Direct Debit:
    i) get your bank to back you and provide a Service User Number (SUN). This will depend on your bank manager. In general terms this is easier for larger well established companies. Allow 2-3 months to go live.

    ii) there are some companies who can do it for you without you having a bank SUN:
    e.g.
    http://www.eazipay.co.uk/how-eazipay-is-different
    http://www.smartdebit.com
    http://www.fastpayltd.co.uk/
    (there are more). I've not used any of the above, but I know some hosters have used Eazipay in the past.

    I've also come across a few local accountancy practices who act as a direct debit bureau and will process direct debits for their accountancy clients.

    We got a SUN from our bank and collect payments using XML requests via Datacash but that is not a simple solution.
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    Thanks Andrew .
    I do things. - Consumer and b2b IT solutions.

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    nice info, thanks!
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