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DebiCheck is a seamless way for you to collect funds from your customers on a recurring basis. DebiCheck facilitates the fund collection process by initiating a mandate between you and your customer and then subsequently collecting on that mandate. The agreement is between you and your customer for a subscription service and will be facilitated and maintained via the Stitch API.
The DebiCheck process involves two aspects:
- mandate initiation with the ability to amend a mandate,
- and collection against the authorised mandate.
Mandate initiation is the contract that indicates an authorised agreement between you and your customer. Upon initiating a mandate, you will be required to provide mandate information and the customer will be prompted to authorise the mandate. Once a mandate is successfully initiated you will receive a mandate ID to use to initiate fund collection.
The below diagram depicts mandate initiation via the StitchAPI. The outcome of the mandate initiation is a mandate ID to invoke future collections against.
In addition to mandate initiation, the Stitch API offers the ability to amend a mandate in the case that the mandate changes. Mandate amendment would involve either updating the existing mandate terms or cancelling the mandate. Your customer will need to reauthorise the mandate in all cases.
With an authorised mandate, you are able to collect funds from you customer via the Stitch API. Collections ensures that you are able to retrieve money from your customer for the agreed subscription, at the agreed upon cadence for the value stipulated during mandate initiation.
Collections can be initiated via the Stitch API as a single collection where details of a single collection against a single mandate are provide or as a batched collection where you provide a batch of collections to process.
- The collections issued have to abide by the mandate that was authorised.
- If collection does not abide by the original mandate and is successfully, disputes can be raised by the customer and would likely be processed due to the collection being in breach of the mandate :::