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How do I submit my schedule for payment using SFTP?

You can submit a contribution schedule for payment using SFTP if there are no errors on the schedule and all the members you’re submitting payment for are validated. You can only use this method if you’ve registered to receive return files. Alternatively you can approve your schedule for payment online. Please see How do I submit a contribution schedule on the website for payment? for more information.

You can submit a contribution schedule for payment by sending a file back to NEST. This is the successful contributions file with field 10 in the header changed.

We call this the payment file. You should only submit this file when you’re ready to pay contributions for all valid members. This is particularly important if you’re paying by Direct Debit as the file will trigger payment automatically.

To submit a schedule for payment using a payment file, go to the header of the file and change the ‘P’ (pending) in field 11 to an ‘A’ (authorised). You’ll then need to send us the updated file.

If you’re paying by Direct Debit, approving your contribution schedule will automatically trigger payment. If you’re paying by debit card you’ll need to make the payment after you’ve approved the schedule. Please see How does Direct Debit with NEST work? or How does paying by debit card work? for more information.

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