Nov 29, 2018

Plan ahead with Bacs’ 2019 processing calendar

Bacs, the organisation behind the Direct Debit and Direct Credit schemes, have published their 2019 processing calendar. It is available to download via the Bacs website in PDF format.

The upcoming festive period of Christmas and New Year holidays is especially important to note, as there will be additional non-processing days that may lead to payments not being transferred in time. Whether you are collecting payments from customers, paying suppliers or staff, you need to plan in advance. It is good practice to plan ahead and note down the Bacs processing dates, especially over holiday periods when payments may get missed.

Christmas and New Year 2018 / 19 Bacs processing dates

Payment Arrival Date Processing Date Latest Submission Date
Monday 24 December Friday 21 December Thursday 20 December
Thursday 27 December Monday 24 December Friday 21 December
Friday 28 December Thursday 27 December Monday 24 December
Monday 31 December Friday 28 December Thursday 27 December*
Wednesday 2 January Monday 31 December Friday 28 December
Thursday 3 January Wednesday 2 January Monday 31 December
Friday 4 January Thursday 3 January Wednesday 2 January

Christmas and New Year 2019 / 20 Bacs processing dates

Payment Arrival Date Processing Date Latest Submission Date
Tuesday 24 December Monday 23 December Friday 20 December
Friday 27 December Tuesday 24 December Monday 23 December
Monday 30 December Friday 27 December Tuesday 24 December
Tuesday 31 December Monday 30 December Friday 27 December*
Thursday 2 January Tuesday 31 December Monday 30 December
Friday 3 January Tuesday 2 January Tuesday 31 December
Monday 6 January Friday 3 January Thursday 2 January

 

Processing payment and calendar tips from Bacs:

  • Submit your payment files up to 30 calendar days before the processing date and be aware of ADDACS (Automated Direct Debit Amendment and Cancellation Service) and AWACS (Advice of Wrong Account for Credits Service)
  • Share the Bacs processing calendar with all your staff involved in processing your Bacs payments
  • Review your payment submissions.

Feeling a bit lost? No worries. Get in touch to book your place at our popular one-day course, Direct Debit Made Easy. SmartDebit are one of the few bureaux qualified to provide Bacs accredited training.

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