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Can I run a payee name check when I'm adding a payee to an imported payment file or amending an existing payee in an imported payment file?

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Although you can't yet run a beneficiary name checks on imported payments,  you can still take advantage of Confirmation of Payee by running the name check on the entry screen for a single domestic payment.

We recommend doing this each time you add a new beneficiary (one you haven't paid before) to an imported file, or if an existing beneficiary has asked for their bank details to be updated.  Remember to cancel the single domestic payment, once the name check has been run.

To run the beneficiary name check:

  1. From the payments menu, click 'Make a payment' followed by 'Standard'
  2. Enter the full beneficiary name, sort code, account number and business type (personal or business)
  3. Click 'Check beneficiary details' to run the name check
  4. You'll then receive a name check result. If the beneficiary name didn't match we'd recommend double checking the information with the beneficiary before you proceed with the imported payment

After you've completed the name check, make sure you cancel the standard payment you'd started to create. When you're comfortable with the name check result you can add this to the imported payment. 

If you'd like to know more about how the beneficiary name check works, check out this page:

How does confirmation of payee work in Bankline?

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