Bacs Christmas 2013 and New Year 2014 processing dates

For finance professionals: remember that over the Christmas and New Year period there are extra Bacs non-processing days – make sure you don’t get caught out.

Christmas and New Year are very busy periods, so ensure you submit your files as early as possible.

Below is a table indicating when you need to submit your payments by in order for it to arrive on time:

Payment to arrive on: Bacs processes on: Submit to Bacs on:
Tuesday 24 December Monday 23 December Friday 20 December
Friday 27 December Tuesday 24 December Monday 23 December
Monday 30 December Friday 27 December Tuesday 24 December
Tuesday 31 December Monday 30 December Friday 27 December
Thursday 2 January Tuesday 31 December Monday 30 December
Friday 3 January Thursday 2 January Tuesday 31 December
Monday 6 January Friday 3 January Thursday 2 January

Please ensure your Bacs submission solution reflects these non-processing days.

Did you know that you can submit your file up to 30 calendar days in advance of the processing date? If you cannot submit in advance, Bacs recommend early submission on the input day (from 7 a.m. onwards).

Schedule Bacs payments up to 30 days in advance with Bottomline's Winbacs or C-Series.