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Direct Debit


Direct Debit is a financial transaction mechanism where a payer authorizes a third party, such as a service provider or merchant, to automatically withdraw funds from their bank account. This authorization, typically established through a formal agreement, empowers the payee to collect payments on agreed-upon dates.

Direct Debit is commonly used for recurring payments such as utility bills, subscriptions, and loan repayments. The process enhances efficiency and reduces the risk of late payments, as funds are automatically transferred from the payer’s account to the payee’s account.

Direct Debit systems are regulated to protect customers, ensuring that transactions are transparent, and payers have recourse in case of unauthorized or erroneous withdrawals. It is a popular and convenient method for both customers and businesses, providing a streamlined approach to managing ongoing financial commitments.


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