Why is it that when you move a direct debit from one account to another, sometimes it will disappear with the old bank but other times it stays there.
I have this with two direct debits that I recently moved. They remain on my old account. I don’t want to cause an issue by cancelling them, but they are set up with the new bank. Are the ones left active in tandem, or simply husks?
On the other hand I’m about to do a switch away for a boon (I’ve left a sufficient amount of DD’s and moved the rest) and I’d rather these dead DD’s not move across as duplicates. I wonder whether at CASS o’clock it would flag up that they were dead?
Dead as in set up with another bank or you aren’t with that merchant anymore?
I’ll appreciate the update. If they move I wonder whether that would oddly meet switch bonus deals - even though you’re paying the bill elsewhere! Wouldn’t have needed to set up a phoney dd if that was the case! (If you’re wondering why I didn’t just keep them its because the account is changing from joint to sole & some had to move accordingly)
That said, as and when they go out of the new bank I’ll probably cancel them out - as the other poster said I’m sure they’re suspended on the other end so it won’t matter a jot.
Not at all - the direct debit is just still sitting on the old account as well as the new. I was just wondering why this happens some times, but on others they set up one and tie off the other. I prefer that personally, less clutter/manual cancelling on my side!
That led me to think, I wonder if you could use these phoney DDs to meet direct debit requirements on switches, or will they drop away when you switch etc etc
If you did cancel it the merchant must get a cancellation notice, but reconcile that you have another on the go…
Nice to see that my TSB direct debit list is only populated with just the two active d/ds I have. All the dead retired hidden direct debits that were in Starling have not been transferred so I never have to look at them again
I think this is where some misunderstanding is taking place between myself and MikeZ.
I had almost 10 inactive CPA’s and a couple of expired direct debits that I just could not get rid of out of my payments in my Starling account. As I stated previously, I asked Starling more than once to remove them and they said they couldn’t.
I have a similar issue in my Chase account. I have an expired mobile phone provider direct debit and a Standing Order I can’t get rid of. It may not bother most people, but I don’t want them there and I can’t delete them