FreeAgent and GoCardless

Our integration with FreeAgent saves you valuable time by automating your payments and reconciling invoices so you can get on with your work.

What FreeAgent and GoCardless can do for your business

Build better client relationships

We automatically collect payment when an invoice is due, saving you from chasing customers for payment.

Save valuable time

We take care of payments and reconciling invoices, giving you more time to focus on growing your business

Improve cash flow

Direct Debits help to eliminate late payments, so you can effectively manage your incomings.

Start using GoCardless and FreeAgent in 5 easy steps


Enable GoCardless for FreeAgent

To collect Invoices by Direct Debit, you will need to enable GoCardless from the list of connections available in your FreeAgent dashboard. You can then offer Direct Debit as a payment method to your customers

  • Offer Direct Debit as a payment method for invoices
  • Invite your current customers to pay by Direct Debit

Invite clients to create a Direct Debit mandate

Send a Direct Debit mandate request from within FreeAgent along with a personalised message. The easy, one-time Direct Debit form gives you permission to collect money from their bank account.

  • Quick and easy online mandate setup
  • Live confirmation once your client completes the mandate

Automatically collect Invoice payments

With FreeAgent and GoCardless you can automate the collection of payments on Invoices. Select GoCardless as the payment option when sending out invoices and payments will automatically be collected on the due date of the invoice.

  • Automatically payments
  • Never miss a payment again or lose time chasing fees

Customers will be notified before every payment

With GoCardless & FreeAgent you customers won't need to action anything once there is a Direct Debit mandate in place. Customers will be notified prior to payments being automatically collected.


Invoices will be automatically reconciled

FreeAgent will automatically reconcile your Invoices as paid once GoCardless has paid out the funds.

  • Automatically reconciled payments
  • More time for growing your business

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About FreeAgent

Nail the daily admin

From sending invoices and managing expenses, to time track, payroll and project management, FreeAgent revolutionises the way you manage small business finance. You take of the daily admin and FreeAgent handles the rest.

Relaxed about tax

FreeAgent tackles the complexities of UK taxes. The Tax Timeline keeps track of how much is due, so you can feel confident that you'll always know exactly what you owe and when.

Run your business from anywhere

Take care of business on the go with FreeAgent’s mobile app. Record expenses, create invoices, track time, manage projects and stay on top of your banking admin wherever you are.

Benefits for your customers

  • Saves time and effort No more chasing overdue Invoices, payments are automatically collected and reconciled within FreeAgent.
  • Quick and Simple Customers complete a simple online form to join and authorise payments. Customers will be notified before each payment is collected.
  • Safety and security guaranteed Your payments are fully secured through GoCardless and protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee.

Frequently asked questions

My invoice amounts vary, can I use this?

Yes, GoCardless allows you to collect payments of variable amounts for one-off, ad-hoc or repeating invoices.

What control do I have over my branding?

GoCardless allows you to brand the online Direct Debit forms and notifications that your customers will see.

How long do payments take?

Once your customer is charged, the time needed to transfer the money to your account depends on what area your customer is located in. For the UK, the time it takes from your customer being charged to having the money in your account is 2 working days.

How secure is GoCardless?

GoCardless is ISO27001 certified for information security management meaning security protocols across our business, services and products have been audited and certified with this widely recognised international standard. GoCardless is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority.

What happens if a payment fails?

If a payment fails GoCardless will notify you via email. You then have the option to login and manually request we take the payment again. 

Why should my customers want to use Direct Debit?

Direct Debit is a one time customer set-up, then they can pay you on an ongoing basis without needing to lift a finger - saving them time and effort. They’ll be notified before every payment, and payments are protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee.

Ready to get started?

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.