GoCardless is the simpler way
to accept Direct Debit

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Guides & tips

Our tips on making payments work for you

Secure payments: How to safely take payments online

58% of customers blame a failure to complete a payment on security concerns. If you're taking payments online, customers need to be able to trust you with their payment information. SSL and PCI compliance are an important part of this.

Sort code checkers: A complete guide

A guide to sort code checkers walking you through what a sort code checker is and how it works before looking at how effective they are.

Payment Gateways: 10 questions to find the right one for you

This post walks you through what a payment gateway is and how it works before looking at some of your options and ten questions you can ask to work out which payment gateway option is the right for you.

A beginner's guide to Bacs and Bacs payments

A guide on making payments in the UK: everything you need to know about Direct Debit, Bacs Direct Credit, CHAPS and Faster Payments.

Bacs approved bureaus

This guide walks you through what a Bacs approved bureau is and the benefits and reasons for using one.

How to accept payments online

If you want to accept payments online, you have two main options: Credit (or Debit) Card and Direct Debit. To help you get to grips with your online payment options we've run through the main choices at a high level here.

Failure rates, Cancellation rates and Indemnity Claims at GoCardless

We’ve scoured our database of more than 3 million payments to bring to you some cold, hard facts about Direct Debit. This should help you decide whether or not Direct Debit is right for you.

Online payment systems made simple

Online payments systems can be tough to understand. In this article, we demystify payments and recommend a range of alternative systems for those specific non-Direct Debit use cases.

Charities: which Direct Debit bureau is right for you?

Direct debit is a great way for charities to collect payments and the three main providers are GoCardless, Valldata & Rapidata.

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