A supplier of BACS software solutions has announced it will now trade under the name of Direct Debit Ltd. Formerly Access Europe, the new brand intends to increase the use and awareness of direct debit in the UK and internationally. The company plans to grow awareness of direct debits and other automated payments and hopes to advise banks, SMEs and corporates on the benefits of the direct debit scheme. The company will also allow corporates to outsource their payments function through its bureau and contingency operations with its automated direct debit management system, Direct Debit expert.
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