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Clean, modern RESTful API built from the ground up

Set up your integration in three simple steps

Add customers

Use our out-of-the-box payment pages or build your own white labelled pages for a consistent brand experience.

Collect payments

Create and manage one off payments and subscriptions with simple API requests.

Get real-time reports and alerts

Automatic event notifications through webhooks means no need to download and parse reports.

Code example for creating a subscription:

$subscription = $client->subscriptions()->create([
  "params" => [
    "amount" => 1500,
    "currency" => "GBP",
    "interval_unit" => "monthly",
    "day_of_month" => "5",
    "links" => [
      "mandate" => "MD0000XH9A3T4C"
    "metadata" => [
      "subscription_number" => "ABC1234"
  "headers" => [
    "Idempotency-Key" => "random_subscription_specific_string"
subscription = client.subscriptions.create(
        "amount" : 1500,
        "currency" : "GBP",
        "interval_unit" : "monthly",
        "day_of_month" : "5",
        "links": {
            "mandate": "MD0000XH9A3T4C"
        "metadata": {
            "subscription_number": "ABC1234"
    }, headers={
        'Idempotency-Key': "random_subscription_specific_string"
subscription = client.subscriptions.create(
  params: {
    amount: 1500,
    currency: 'GBP',
    interval_unit: 'monthly',
    day_of_month: '5',
    links: {
      mandate: 'MD0000XH9A3T4C'
    metadata: {
      subscription_number: 'ABC1234'
  headers: {
    'Idempotency-Key': 'random_subscription_specific_string'
public class CreateSubscription {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        GoCardlessClient client = GoCardlessClient.create(
        Subscription subscription = client.subscriptions().create()
            .withMetadata("subscription_number", "ABC123")
using System;
using GoCardless;
using GoCardless.Services;
using GoCardless.Resources;

class Program
  static void Main(string[] args)
    String access_token = Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable("GC_TOKEN");

    var gocardless = GoCardlessClient.Create(
    access_token, GoCardlessClient.Environment.SANDBOX);

    var subscriptionRequest = new SubscriptionCreateRequest()
      Amount = 1000,
      Currency = "GBP",
      Name = "Monthly subscription",
      Interval = 1,
      IntervalUnit = SubscriptionCreateRequest.SubscriptionIntervalUnit.Monthly,
      Links = new SubscriptionCreateRequest.SubscriptionLinks()
        Mandate = "MD0123"

    var subscriptionResponse = gocardless.Subscriptions.CreateAsync(subscriptionRequest).Result;
    Subscription subscription = subscriptionResponse.Subscription;
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Direct Debit for the digital age

Connects seamlessly to
your business

An API designed to integrate Direct Debit into your business quickly and easily.

Future proof
payments technology

A continuously improving, cutting edge online Direct Debit solution.

One integration for 30 countries

We handle the complexities of Direct Debit across the UK, USA, Eurozone, Australia and more.

Quick to build with a robust set of tools and resources

Copy and paste code samples

We’ve worked hard to make building with our API as painless as possible.

Clear, accessible documentation

Full reference documentation including step by step guides.

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Our team of API specialists are available to answer queries as you’re building.

“The API is great from a technical perspective and using GoCardless means we can avoid the legacy banks payment networks.”

Bill Packman, COO

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GoCardless Ltd., Sutton Yard, 65 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7EN, United Kingdom

GoCardless (company registration number 07495895) is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Services Regulations 2017, registration number 597190, for the provision of payment services.

GoCardless SAS, WeWork - 7 rue de Madrid, Paris, 75008, France

GoCardless SAS, an affiliate of GoCardless Ltd (company registration number 834 422 180, R.C.S. PARIS), is authorised by the ACPR (French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority), Bank Code (CIB) 17118, for the provision of payment services.