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GoCardless extends strategic partnership with Sage, boosting global reach and unlocking new growth opportunities

Mara Perkuma-Maslakova
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Sage Accounting and Sage Intacct customers can now get paid faster and avoid costly fees with Direct Debit and open banking payments

LONDON, NEW YORK, PARIS, 10 April 2024 -- Bank payment company GoCardless has announced the renewal and expansion of its strategic partnership with Sage, the global leader in accounting, financial, HR, and payroll technology for small and mid-sized businesses. 

The latest agreement, which builds on a successful six-year collaboration, will open up new markets and segments for GoCardless. At the same time, it will bring bank payments to even more businesses within the Sage customer base through new integrations with Sage’s flagship cloud accounting solutions for small and medium businesses (SMBs) – Sage Accounting and Sage Intacct.

The integration of GoCardless with Sage Intacct puts the fintech in a strategic position to: 

  • tap into Sage's extensive customer base in North America and Australia for the first time 

  • extend its reach to corporate and enterprise merchants using Sage Intacct in the UK and Europe

  • strengthen its coverage for smaller businesses through the new Sage Accounting integration, building on existing integrations with Sage 50 and Sage 200.

This enhanced partnership means that millions of Sage's SMB customers around the world are now able to leverage GoCardless’ Direct Debit and open banking payment capabilities, helping to streamline the payment collection process. The integration allows businesses to manage one-off and recurring payments with greater efficiency and control, while cutting down on manual admin. By using bank payments through GoCardless, businesses can also avoid the costly fees and high rates of payment failure often associated with traditional card payments.  

Seb Hempstead, VP of Partnerships at GoCardless, said: “We’re excited to build on our long-term relationship with Sage, a valued partner with a shared mission to help businesses thrive.  By combining Sage's industry-leading technology with our expertise in bank payments, we can help millions of merchants reclaim their time and money so they can stress less and get on with growing their business.  

 “The new agreement also represents a huge strategic opportunity, giving us more exposure to corporate and enterprise businesses in all of the markets where we operate. We look forward to growing together with Sage over the next few years.”  

Chip Mahan, Global Head Payments & Banking at Sage, said: "Partnering with GoCardless reinforces the strength of our global partner ecosystem, bringing innovative payment solutions directly into Sage Intacct and Sage Accounting. This collaboration is more than just expanding our product capabilities; it's about delivering real value to businesses, enabling secure, streamlined financial processes, and fostering growth in new and existing markets. Our combined efforts will provide customers with a seamless payment experience, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to supporting their success."  

The GoCardless integration is now live for Sage Accounting customers in the UK and for Sage Intacct customers in the US, Canada, UK and France. 

Building GoCardless’s partner strategy 

The news builds on GoCardless’ partner strategy to acquire customers at scale. The fintech currently works with a roster of more than 350 partners, allowing businesses to seamlessly integrate GoCardless into the software they already use so they can manage their payment and other business activities in one place.  

Notes to editor

GoCardless and Sage have a long-standing partnership, with Sage also using GoCardless for bank payments and open banking Account Information Services (AIS) through the fintech’s Bank Account Data offering.  

About GoCardless

GoCardless is a global bank payment company. We help more than 85,000 businesses, from start-ups to household names, collect both recurring and one-off payments, without the chasing, stress or expensive fees. Each year GoCardless processes more than US$35 billion of payments across 30+ countries. Our acquisition of Nordigen means we’re also helping businesses make faster and more informed decisions through easy access to bank account data. We are headquartered in the UK, with additional offices in Australia, France, Latvia and the United States. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @GoCardless

© 2023 GoCardless Ltd. All Rights Reserved. GoCardless is a registered trademark of GoCardless Ltd in multiple countries. Third party trademarks mentioned above are owned by their respective companies. Unless explicitly identified as such, nothing in this press release should be construed to the contrary, or as an approval, endorsement or sponsorship by any third parties of GoCardless Ltd. or any aspect of this press release.

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