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Old 19-12-2007, 11:20 PM
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What is the score with xmas banking days and electronic transactions (standing orders, DDs etc.)?

I'm concerned that an internal S/O between two accounts (same bank) due to take place on the 25th won't happen in time for DDs other standing orders etc. to go out of the target acct on the 27th to other external accounts for bills etc.

Can anyone help/provide advice?
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don't know the answer, sorry, but if it was me I'd transfer the money early just to be on the safe side.
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don't know the answer, sorry, but if it was me I'd transfer the money early just to be on the safe side.
I wish changing a standing order was easy with my bank - I'm almost tempted to do a manual transfer and move the S/O out until January!! Of course I have to hope my employer pays me in time too ))
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Old 19-12-2007, 11:26 PM
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yeah, my bank doesn't make it easy either, in the past i have cancelled SOs, done a manual transfer and restarted the SO later, bit of a faff though
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Old 20-12-2007, 2:17 AM
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What is the score with xmas banking days and electronic transactions (standing orders, DDs etc.)?

I'm concerned that an internal S/O between two accounts (same bank) due to take place on the 25th won't happen in time for DDs other standing orders etc. to go out of the target acct on the 27th to other external accounts for bills etc.

Can anyone help/provide advice?
It will leave the account on the 27th.

Bear in mind this will be considered a same-day credit by the bank.

If (as almost all banks do) they ask funds to be in the working day before you may be charged as they may return items due on that date for lack of funds.
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Old 20-12-2007, 7:02 AM
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As boo_star said, the transfer will take place on the 27th. As there isnt a clearing run on the 26th, the transfer will take place at the end of the day on the 27th, if you have internet/telephone banking it will be worth delaying the standing order until its normal pay date in January and making a one off transfer between accounts on xmas eve in order for the funds to be there on time (presuming you have already been paid early this month). This should ensure that the funds are in place before any direct debits become due.

If you dont have internet/telephone banking I would suggest nipping into a branch and having them amend the standing order and making the manual payment for you.

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Old 20-12-2007, 7:35 PM
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Depends on the bank. Some banks (e.g. Halifax) will process internal payments on any day of the week (e.g. Sunday) - so I don't see why Christmas day will be any different?
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Old 20-12-2007, 7:45 PM
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Post #7 represents the correct answer. If your Bank runs its internal systems daily (as Halifax) - it will cut across on the 25th. If not - the transfer is likely to take place concurrently with the DDs. So it depends on your Banks attitude to funding the DDs on the same day they're due? So if they're one of the Banks that still thinks the day after Friday ... is Monday (and reserves the funds for DDs due out Mon - on the Fri night) ........ then you need the funds in place around teatime 24th (as they'll be running systems a bit earlier)
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Old 20-12-2007, 11:03 PM
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yeh - i'm with #7.

I transferred money into my bank account on 1st Jan 07 to cover a DD which i thought wouldn't be coming out till the next day.

I was then told that Halifax work 365 days a year so effectivley aren't closed and therefore incurred a chrage (which i got refunded).

I would make sure that you have enough money cos it seems to me that banks just do to suit themselves.
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