"Rejected direct debit payments have a direct impact on administration costs and customer service; costing as much £50 each to rectify" - BACS

eSortcode is Etellect's web-based UK Bank and Sort Code validation solution. All bank account data is checked on entry by eSortcode; checks are made on the sort code against the ISCD and EISCD databases, then eSortcode adds the appropriate bank name and address information and finally Modulus checks the account number.

The Extended Industry Sortcode Database provides the information necessary to validate important bank information before attempting to process bacs payments or for setting up standing orders or direct debits.

Etellect is an authorised distributor of the BACS UK Industry Sorting Code Directory, under license from VOCA Ltd.

eSortcode.com is a sign up and go web service that enables your business to validate bank account, credit cards and sort codes in the UK and Ireland.

Why Validate Account Numbers against their Sorting Code?

Validating the sorting code and account details of transactions has many benefits including helping to reduce the number of transactions needing returned. For instance, Account Validation allows originators of transactions for the BACS clearing service to validate the account details quoted in their payment instructions before submission. This validation saves time and money because it significantly decreases the number of erroneous transactions.

What is Modulus Checking?

To ensure the validity of Account Numbers for a sorting code the financial institutions use modulus checking methods and these methods differ from institution to institution.

Why use eSortcode?

The credit validation web service method of the eSortcode.com web service encapsulates these Modulus Checks and updates these checks whenever any changes are made by the financial institutions.

For instance, Account Validation allows originators of transactions for the BACS clearing service to validate the account details quoted in their payment instructions before submission. This validation saves time and money because it significantly decreases the number of erroneous transactions.

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Features and Benefits

  • Collect accurate data
  • Save time
  • Reduce costs
  • Simplify processes
  • Prevents fraudulent payments
  • Improve efficiency

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