In an effort to finally sort out our financial
affairs that we have been letting slip, I have recently went through
and changed various dates on some of our DD's etc, to better reflect
dates when our monies go into our bank.
I have also set up
various Standing Orders (direct payments) to various companies and
organisations, so that the payments do not get missed.
I am FOAMING today, coming off the second call I have tried to nPower,
as they insist they cannot accept Standing Orders or Direct Bank
I was led to believe ANY organisation
or individual with a suitable Bank Account could receive Standing Order
or Direct Bank Transfers to their account.
I suspect, it's not a case of CAN'T but rather WON'T with nPower.
did say they could set up a Direct Debit (obviously), but this is NOT
what we want as we wanted to set up payments either weekly (when one of
our wages go in), or calendar monthly (28 days) which is how our other
wage goes in - and Direct Debits cannot reflect this frequency, so is
not an option for us.
Has anyone got any experience with this, or
knows whether it is correct or not? It seems disgraceful to me - the
one method open to us that WILL ensure we pay things on time, and they
won't let us do this.
I should mention we are already on a
regular payment scheme (not a meter or anything, just a regular
scheme), but this is not perfect as this still leaves the onus on US to
ensure we go and pay it - rather than it automatically being paid on
the day money goes into our account.