When our debit order payment dates fall on a public holiday, the companies we’ve agreed to pay in that way can’t get their money on those days, so they have to make another plan.

This Easter, my medical scheme messaged me to say it would take my substantial premium only on April 2. My bank sent me an SMS saying that as my regular home loan repayment day fell on a public holiday, it would collect it later — on Saturday March 30 — and I was requested to ensure that I had “sufficient funds available”. ..

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