EDI DIRDEB Specification:
Prior to the Direct Debit procedure, some agreement(s) wouldusually have been concluded :
- agreement between the Creditor and his Bank (mainly tospecify the conditions of credit and the kind of direct debit).
- agreement between the Debtor and the Debtor's Bank (i.e. pre-authorization and condition of debit), or between the Creditorand the Debtor.
A Direct Debit is sent by the Creditor to the Creditor's Bankinstructing it to claim specified amount(s) from the Debtor(s)and to credit the amount(s) to an account specified in themessage, which the Creditor's Bank services for the Creditor insettlement of the referenced transaction(s).
Throughout this document the term 'Creditor' refers to either aBeneficiary or a Payee, likewise the term 'Debtor' refers toeither an Ordering Customer or a Payor.
The term 'Bank' may be interpreted as any financialinstitution.
The term 'pre-authorization' refers to an agreement between aCreditor and a Debtor for
- either automatic debiting, as required,
- or for debiting unless rejected by the debtor in a period oftime.
The agreement can also be made between the debtor and his bank,independently of the amount of the DIRDEB.
Accredited Standards Committee X12. ASC X12 Standard [Table Data].
Data Interchange Standards Association, Inc., Falls Church, VA.