Writing about payments
and small businesses

Getting your SME clients paid on time with the ‘duty to report’ requirements

With new legislation being introduced to address the culture of slow payment, now is a great opportunity to help your SME clients get paid faster and more reliably

Helping large businesses meet new ‘duty to report’ requirements

Find out how your firm can work in partnership with large clients to help them fulfil new reporting requirements and enhance the overall performance of their payment processes.

Don’t fear the Direct Debit Guarantee: A guide for merchants

The Direct Debit Guarantee makes Direct Debit one of the UK’s most secure payment methods. That’s great news for customers, but what does it mean for you as a merchant?

The GoCardless Guide to Payment Methods

There’s no shortage of ways to get paid these days, but not all payment methods are created equal. Your business needs maximum efficiency, so it’s wise to know your options and make sure you choose the most suitable payment method to help your workflow rather than hinder it.

Best practices for taking recurring payments

Having a carefully planned and executed payments strategy in place leads to better customer experience, increased customer retention, and, for larger businesses, creates potential for significant revenue uplift.

Insights on SaaS for Business: free e-Guide

The subscription economy has created a radical shift in how we work, with more companies than ever now relying on cloud-based platforms. In our free e-Guide, discover the major trends in B2B SaaS.

Choosing the right payments API: a beginner's guide

You’ve probably heard the term 'API' mentioned often. But what do APIs actually do and why are they so important? In this guide, we’ll walk you through the basics.

Taking payments from Europe with SEPA - an introduction

With a range of different payment habits, country-specific terminology and a choice of 24 different languages to operate in, the prospect of expanding your UK business across Europe may feel rather daunting.

The ideal client: Part 2 - Losing the bad clients and qualifying your prospects

It’s time to safeguard your valuable, highly profitable clients, root out the demanding and unprofitable ones, while learning to qualify new prospects to ensure they're the best fit for your firm's long-term growth strategy.