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GoCardless API

Build better, smarter, faster with our API

Collect Direct Debit payments across 30+ countries from a single, hassle-free integration.

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Build better, smarter, faster with our API
Build better, smarter, faster with our API
We speak your language

We speak your language

Client libraries for PHP, Java, Ruby, Python, and .NET

Simple to develop & test

Simple to develop & test

End-to-end testing in our free sandbox environment

API-first technology

API-first technology

Clean, modern RESTful API built from the ground up

International payments

International payments

Localised payments for 30+ countries in a single integration.

Add customers

Simple to integrate

Made for recurring payments

Collect international payments

Provide a great payment experience for customers in over 30 countries including the UK, Eurozone countries, the USA and Australia.

97.5% payment success

With GoCardless, you have a 97.5% chance of a successful payment, first try.

Intelligent payment retries

Reduce your failure rate by a further 15% with Success+, which uses recurring intelligence to schedule payment retries on the best day for each customer.

// Code example for creating a subscription

$client = new \GoCardlessPro\Client(array(
  'access_token' => 'your_access_token_here',
  'environment'  => \GoCardlessPro\Environment::SANDBOX
));

$client->subscriptions()->create([
  "params" => ["amount" => 40,
               "currency" => "AUD",
               "name" => "Premium Subscription",
               "interval_unit" => "monthly",
               "day_of_month" => 1,
               "metadata" => ["order_no" => "ABCD1234"],
               "links" => ["mandate" => "MA123"]]
]);
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Moving to GoCardless was the natural step in our payments evolution to allow us to scale, without payments being the limiting factor.

Chris Latchford, Global Head of Payments Strategy, Funding Circle

Made for payment success
Made for payment success

Made for payment success

Collect 97.5% of payments successfully, first try. If a payment does fail, sit back and let Success+ schedule another try on the best day for each customer.

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Built for security and scale
Built for security and scale

Built for security and scale

ISO27001 certified

Security protocols across our business, services and products have been fully audited and certified with this globally recognised standard.

GDPR compliant

The GoCardless global data risk management program is built to strict GDPR standards and uses privacy best practice to help protect and respect personal data.

Trusted by global businesses

GoCardless processes $35bn+ annually, and has been funded by prestigious investors including Google Ventures and Salesforce Ventures.

Compliance built-in

We handle the complexities of bank debit across 30+ countries in a single integration.

When your engineers actively want to integrate with GoCardless, you know it’s a scalable solution.

Peter Vanhee, Head of Technology, Comic Relief

A robust set of tools and resources
A robust set of tools and resources

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 documentation

Full reference documentation including step-by-step guides.

Expert developer support

Our team of API specialists are on hand to answer queries you might have as you’re building.

Free sandbox environment

End-to-end testing in our free sandbox environment

Trusted by 75,000+ businesses. Of all sizes. Worldwide.

  • Global payment processing

    Global payment processing

    “70% of our European customers have chosen GoCardless over credit card to make their payments.”

  • Reduce involuntary churn

    Reduce involuntary churn

    "We’ve had less than a dozen payment failures since we started using GoCardless"

  • Payments at scale

    Payments at scale

    “GoCardless was the most simple, reliable and advanced Direct Debit system we found.”

  • More control over cash flow

    More control over cash flow

    “We process around seven billion dollars in rent, and half of that in payments, so it’s critical that we have a reliable, cost-effective payments partner we can trust.”

  • Reduce payment headcount

    Reduce payment headcount

    “We have grown our revenue 5 times over since we moved to GoCardless and yet reduced our collection staff from 3 to 1.“

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