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Sign up to Direct Debit and win £1000!

DDI-campaign-advertOne lucky CBH tenant could be celebrating a ‘grand’ win thanks to a new national rents campaign Cheltenham Borough Homes has signed up to.

The initiative, which encourages tenants to switch to the ease and convenience of Direct Debit, is run by Bacs Payment Schemes Limited (Bacs), the not-for-profit organisation behind Direct Debit in the UK.

CBH is one of 30 organisations taking part in the campaign which is offering tenants the chance to win one of five prizes of £1,000 worth of Love2shop vouchers, courtesy of Bacs, simply for switching their rent payments to Direct Debit. And, the good news for those already paying this way is that they will automatically be entered into the draw as well.

Our Housing Revenues Manager, Dave Hall said: “We’d encourage all of our tenants to consider switching to Direct Debit as it is simple to set-up and means that rent payments won’t be forgotten. Better still, thanks to this campaign, paying this way could also land one lucky person £1,000 in shopping vouchers.”

CBH tenants have until 30 October 2015 to sign-up to pay by Direct Debit.

Direct Debit Mandate forms are available at area offices, by request on 0800 408 0000 (0300 555 1021 if calling from a mobile) or to download at here

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Notes for editors

Cheltenham Borough Homes:

  • CBH is one of the top rated ALMOs (Arms Length Management Organisations) in the country. ALMOs are not for profit companies that run social housing services for their local council
  • Currently CBH manage and maintain around 5,000 tenant and leasehold properties with high satisfaction and performance levels, when compared nationally with other housing providers
  • CBH put their customers at the heart of what they do; working with them to shape services and ensure the company focuses on local need
  • CBH deliver more than high quality core landlord services: they have an ongoing programme building new homes and regenerating communities; they support people to find work and employment; work to improve financial inclusion and develop stock to make it more energy efficient

More about Direct Debit:
A Direct Debit is an instruction from a customer to their bank or building society authorising an organisation to collect varying amounts from their account, normally for regular payments for everything from household bills to charitable donations. Eight out of 10 British adults have at least one Direct Debit commitment, with 71 per cent of household bills paid this way; 68 per cent of people in GB prefer to pay most bills by Direct Debit, and the number of people who feel positively towards Direct Debit reached 85 per cent in 2014. More than 3.6 billion Direct Debits were processed in 2014, and Direct Debit payments are protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee, a money back consumer safeguard. For more information about Direct Debit, visit www.directdebit.co.uk

More about Bacs Direct Credit:
Bacs Direct Credit is a simple, secure and reliable service, which enables organisations of all sizes to make payments direct into a bank or building society account – unlike cash or cheques, Bacs Direct Credit payments cannot be lost, stolen or delayed in the post. There are more than 150,000 organisations in the UK using Bacs Direct Credit; while it has been widely adopted to pay benefits, wages and salaries – nearly 90 per cent of the country’s workforce is paid this way and one billion benefit payments are made via Bacs Direct Credit – it is also the payment method of choice for a range of other applications

Press contact: Catherine Best e: catherine.best@cbh.org t: 01242 775317  

 

 
 

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