How do I import a Direct Debit receipt file?

Last Updated: 30 May 2016

This procedure imports a direct debit receipt file (CSV or MT9 format) that was generated using another application.

Note: Direct debit receipt files are also known as direct debit batch files.

For more information on supported files, and CSV or MT9 formats, see the 'File Formats Technical Guide'. To download this guide, at the top of this page, select File Formats from the Guides menu.

When importing files, ensure that the file's due date is today or up to 60 days in the future. When importing another bank's file, the file's withdrawal account will be substituted with one that you have access to. The withdrawal account in a file formatted to ASB's standards is not substituted. To import an ASB formatted file, the file's withdrawal account must be an account that you have access to.

Before You Begin

Display the Import Files page. To do this:

  • On the FastNet Business tab bar, click Transactional Banking 
  • Below the tab bar, click Import/Export Files 
  • On the left-menu, click Import Files

To Import a Direct Debit File:

  1. On the Import Files page, select the Direct Debit option, then click OK. 
    •  Result: The 'Import Direct Debit File' page is displayed. 
  2. Select the relevant CSV or MT9 option. 
  3. Click Browse. 
    • Result: The Choose File window is displayed.
  4. Locate the relevant file, then click Open. 
    • Result: The Choose File window is closed and the file path of the file is displayed in the Path and Filename field.
  5. Click Import. 
    • Result: The file is imported successfully and its details are displayed.
  6. (Optional) Update the direct debit receipt's details. 
    • Note: If you have permission to edit the receipt, then you can change any or all of the following:
      • receipt name
      • registration ID 
      • the due date 
      • the particulars, code and reference details that appear on your statement 
      • the particulars, code and reference details that appear on your payers' statements 
      • payer names, account numbers and amounts.
  7. Click Save & Exit. 
    • Result: The Import Files page is displayed; ready to import another file.

Alternative Method

You can also import a file into a newly created direct debit receipt. That is, when you create an empty direct debit receipt, click the Import button, then follow Step 2 to 7 above. On completing Step 7, the Current Receipts page is displayed. 

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