Payment Schedules Overview
As Outlined in the Basics section, Payment Schedules allow you to set up a series of payments against a mandate. Schedules can be Fixed-Length or Open-Ended.
In the Fixed Length model you can specify the amount to collect, how often the payments are taken and the total number of Direct Debits to be collected. With a fixed-length schedule the total number of required payments are created in READY FOR EXPORT status. The payments are exported (sent to ClearingThe Clearing and Settlement Mechanism (CSM) that processes SEPA payments (The EBA's STEP-2 system allows banks across Europe to use one channel to send and receive their SEPA Credit Transfer and SEPA Direct Debit transactions)) automatically as each payment in the schedule is due.
With an Open-Ended schedule the amount and the frequency is specified however there is no set number of payments and collections will continue to be made indefinitely. Only one payment (the latest) is ever in READY FOR EXPORT status prior to its collection date.
Nuapay currently offers the following API requests related to Direct Debit schedules:
|Create Payment Schedule||A POST request used to set up a new schedule against a specific mandate|
|List Payment Schedule||A GET request to return details of all existing schedules.|
|Cancel Payment Schedule||A POST request that allows you to cancel a schedule.|