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Debit Orders and Stop Orders. Know the difference
Many people are not aware of the difference between Stop Orders and Debit Orders. These terms are often used interchangeably without fully understanding their meaning.
What is a Debit Order?
A debit order is an agreement between the account holder and a company/third party, permitting them to deduct funds from the account holder’s bank account. In other words, it is a method of collecting money from a bank account with the express permission of the account holder. They are mostly used to collect monthly subscriptions, premiums, or repayments.
What is a Stop Order?
A stop order is an agreement between the account holder and their bank. The account holder/customer gives the bank permission to make a series of future-dated recurring payments to a third party. The customer can cancel the stop order at any stage.
In other words, it is a scheduled payment where one instructs their bank to make several future dated recurring payments.
Netcash and Debit Orders
Netcash offers a variety of debit orders to suit business collection needs, including recurring and once-off debits using Same-day or Two-day services
Two-day debit order: A debit order that is processed on weekdays (Mon- Fri) with an authorisation cut-off time of two days prior to the action date. Funds are available on the action date.
Same day debit order: A premium debit order that can be processed Monday to Saturday with authorisation cut-off time on the action date. Funds are available the following working day.
How Debit Orders work
- The customer signs an agreement with the third party and provides them with contact and bank details. This is known as a debit order authority or mandate.
- The third party uses a bank or third party processor to deduct the agreed amount of money from the account holders bank account.
- Only the third party or company the customer has signed the agreement has permission to cancel the debit order.
What are the benefits of Debit Orders?
Increases cash flow
Control over debit orders means you improve your cash flow. Getting paid on time means your cash flow will be automatically more consistent. A positive cash flow results in not needing to worry about putting any business plans and operations on hold, you can just focus on growing your business.
Safe and convenient
Debit orders reduce the need to deal with cash and improve security as all debit order processes take place electronically. Customers do not need to remember to make manual transfers. Funds are automatically deducted from their bank accounts, which is great for recurring payments and ensures you are paid on time.
A comprehensive payment report is available to track who has paid you and analyse your debit order collection success rates.
Ensures payments are made on time
Since debit order payments are automatic, they will always be made on time. Customers will not need to remember to make payments or be concerned about missing payments. It decreases the likelihood of missed or skipped payments and payments will be received on the same day every month.
For debit orders to be successful, customers need to ensure sufficient funds are available in the account every month.
DebiCheck Debit Orders
To protect consumers and companies from unauthorised debit orders and fraud, the payment industry has introduced a new system called DebiCheck.
A DebiCheck debit order system requires explicit electronic consent from the bank account holder via their bank prior to any debit order being processed.
You can debit a bank account confidently as the likelihood of transactions being disputed is drastically reduced. Bank account holders have the comfort of knowing that the debit order can only be processed on the terms as agreed by them.
Debit orders are a simple and efficient way to assist you in keeping up to date with your monthly repayments.
Read our blog on how debit orders save time: https://netcash.co.za/debit-orders-save-time/
Established in 2003, Netcash is a payment solutions provider delivering debit orders, salary and creditor payments, Pay Now, eCommerce, and risk report services to South African businesses and organisations. The company provides multiple innovative and integrated online payment solutions that are efficient, simple, and cost efficient. Netcash is registered with the FSCA, PASA and is PCI DSS Level 1 compliant.