Hi all. I’ve got something peculiar to suggest about identifying direct debits for what they’re actually for rather than the company name, as sometimes they don’t tie up. Let me give an example:
I have a Post Office credit card. The Post Office is not a real bank/credit company. They’re basically selling Bank of Ireland credit cards but with Post Office branding. Setting up a direct debit to pay off some/all of a Post Office credit card actually creates an instruction from “BANK OF IRELAND CR CARD SERVICES [sort and account no]” with a reference number of your card number.
The peculiar thing I want to suggest is being able to add a note (or even just a hashtag) to a direct debit so that, whenever it’s “activated” or whatever, the transaction feed item has the note I gave to identify it, e.g. “Post Office Credit Card” or even just “#CreditCard” as that’s far more useful. This means I could also identify my monthly direct debit to Odeon for my limitless subscription with a #limitless compared to whenever I buy food/upgrades actually in the cinemas themselves.
In short, it would be ace if I could add a note or a hashtag to a direct debit and it be applied to all applicable transactions, past, present and future.