Council budgets and spending Paying for goods and services by direct credit

Paying by direct credit is a secure and reliable way to make your business payments. It offers the following benefits:

No need for reconciliation

The direct credit service generates just a single debit to your bank account on a specified date.

Reduced administrative costs

Direct credit removes the time-consuming task of checking cheques and matching them to remittance advice notes. With direct credit, the creation and authorisation of a payment file is a simple and inexpensive process.

Improved cash flow management

You know exactly when the funds will leave your account. This enables you to keep your money working right up to the last minute.

Direct cost savings

You'll no longer have to buy, and store, expensive cheque stationery.

If you have the systems that enable you to take advantage of direct credit you'll need the following information:

Bank: National Westminster Bank Plc
8 Mardol Head
Sort Code: 55-50-05
Account: 55636551
Name: SCC Direct credit account

Please ensure that all advice notes are sent, faxed or emailed to:

Income Section ( IS/JE)
Shropshire Council
The Shirehall
Fax: 01743 252184