This Service enables you to quickly and easily return funds by Direct Credit, to any customers with a UK bank account accepting Direct Credits.
There are two parts to the Service: validation and settlement.
The Service incorporates a comprehensive, BACS approved, validity checking service. Every transaction is checked to verify that the customer's sort code and account number are valid and can be used for Direct Credits. This check takes place in real time, ensuring that any data entry errors can be identified and rectified immediately.
To transfer the money between you and your customer, the validated transaction needs to be settled by your Sponsoring Bank.
Direct Credits are batched by the DPG each working day and are submitted to BACS for processing. BACS then pass the details to your Sponsoring Bank. This process takes three working days.
Before you can go live with this service, you will need the following:
an account with DataCash configured for the Standard Direct Credit Service
your OIN to be configured at your Sponsoring Bank for Direct Credit
the ability to send XML transactions to our servers
DataCash provide two transaction types with which to access the Service:
Returns funds to the account
Returns funds directly to the customer's bank account
Prevents settlement of a transaction
Prevents an unsettled
Both transaction types require specific information to be provided. In addition to those listed, each requires a
password - these are security details which identify your account.
To perform a
directcredit the following information is required:
the value you wish to be refunded
the transaction type -
the sort code of the customer
the account number of the customer
the name of the account holder
a unique reference number generated by your system - to allow the transactions to be distinguished from each other
In addition, a bank reference number can be supplied if required.
To cancel a directcredit prior to settlement, the following information is required:
the datacash reference for the directcredit
the transaction type -
There are two basic Response types for all transactions.
A successful response indicates that the
directcredit will be sent to BACS for settlement, unless it is cancelled.
A complete list of Response Codes for this service is available here. The Support Centre also contains extensive examples for most error codes. Illustrations are given to demonstrate how they would appear in both Reporting and an XML Response. Suggestions are also given to help you prevent them from occurring.
directcredit transactions are detailed in the Direct Credit section of the DataCash Reporting system. There are three main pages:
Summary - gives a summary of thetransactions
List - shows specific details ofthe transactions
Details - shows full details of each transaction
The Support Centre contains full hints and tips to help you get the most out of Reporting.