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HMRC internal manual

Debt Management and Banking Manual

Interest: Interest on reallocations and repayments - by IT system: SAFE: Auto clearing process

The SAFE system includes an auto clearing process which will normally run as a background process and be invisible to users. The process is run overnight and is responsible for automatically allocating payments from the Unallocated Payment suspense account to outstanding charges.

Amounts of repayment interest (RPI) Credit posted to the Unallocated Payments suspense account will, where possible, be automatically allocated to other outstanding charges in SAFE by the auto clearing process. It is important that users creating an RPI Credit in Unallocated Payments are aware that if the Account Maintenance function is not used to allocate the RPI Credit to the appropriate charge, auto clearing will follow the normal payment allocation rules and the RPI Credit may not be allocated to the intended charge.

For further information about the auto clearing process see DMBM402080