GoCardless is an online tool that makes it easy for businesses to collect payments. Whether these payments are one-off, recurring, domestic or international; GoCardless makes it easy to collect these in advance or instantly.
You may already be familiar with account-to-account payments and likely already use it, for example, to pay energy bills, gym memberships, or your local window cleaner.
Account-to-account payments can be used to pay for regular payments, such as invoices, instalments, or subscriptions. They can also be useful to collect one-off payments instantly, such as a joining fee or payment for additional services.
With payments collected via GoCardless, you are in control and protected:
- You receive advance payment notifications, which allow you to raise any issues with the payment before it is collected
- Your payments are protected and you can request a refund for any payments collected in error, directly through your bank. (For more information on payment protection, please see here.)
- You can cancel your payment authorisation at any time, either through the merchant you’re paying, your bank, or by contacting the GoCardless support team
- GoCardless is ISO 27001 accredited, (ISO 27001 is a widely recognised, internationally accepted standard for information security). It is also authorised by the UK Financial Conduct Authority to provide payment services as an Authorised Payment Institution across the European Union
Let’s take a look at some of the other benefits of using GoCardless to collect payments:
|No need for reminders||You won’t need to set up reminders to pay or manually pay each time the payment is due. Recurring payments collected via GoCardless can be scheduled in advance and are then taken automatically on the agreed date.|
|You are more informed||You will receive notifications related to your payments, such as advance payment notifications or notifications related to any changes made to your payment authorisation.|
|You won’t be chased for payments||Payments are taken automatically so you won’t get chased for payments when they are due.|
|Less hassle to make changes||The payment amount can be changed easily without having to set up a new payment authorisation and you will be informed of the changes that have been made.|
|You won’t ever need to update your payment details||Unless you change bank accounts, you won’t need to worry about updating your payment details (unlike, if your debit card expires, or is lost or stolen).|
|You only need to set up payment once||You complete an online form and, unlike with a bank transfer, cash, cheque or card payment, you won’t have to remember to pay next time. This means no accidental disruptions to your service, subscription or membership.|
|Our award-winning support team (where everyone can always get in touch with a real human).||
Our support team is always there to help should you wish to: