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Direct Debit is great for…
Invoicing for services where instant payment is not required. Examples are marketing agencies and driving schools.
Account customers who have an ongoing relationship with the merchant. Direct Debit automates the collection process and lets customers simplify the way they pay. Wholesalers are one example.
Want all the benefits of Direct Debit but without all the hassle & expense of dealing with banks?
GoCardless does all the heavy lifting for you so you can collect payments on time every time with just a few clicks!
Direct Debit isn’t so good for…
Transactions which need immediate clearing. Direct Debit payments are not instant - see our timings guide for more info.
Direct Debit payments through GoCardless
Our simple online interface makes it cheaper and easier to access and use Direct Debit than ever before:
Online businesses: We are the leader in online Direct Debit, with a simple API that integrates with your website & CRM. This automates the manual processes associated with other providers.
Invoicing: GoCardless has partnerships with Sage, Xero, FreeAgent and KashFlow to reconcile your Direct Debit payments automatically.
Small businesses: Set up online in under 5 minutes with our simple online interface.
How to collect Direct Debit payments with GoCardless
Create your free GoCardless account, access your user-friendly payments dashboard & connect your accounting software (if you use one).
Easily set up & schedule Direct Debit payments via payment pages on your website checkout or secure payment links.
From now on you'll get paid on time, every time, as GoCardless automatically collects payment on the scheduled date. Simple.