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Getting started with the GoCardless PHP library
Getting started with the GoCardless PHP library
5 min read
GoCardless
Business: simple business date calculations in Ruby
GoCardless wins Best Fintech Startup in Europe
Standing Order or Direct Debit - have you made the right choice?
Standing Order or Direct Debit - have you made the right choice?

Wondering whether it's time to switch from Standing Order to Direct Debit? Try our quick quiz to find out whether Direct Debit could be a better choice for your business.

2 min read
Payments
Direct Debit checklist - how to get started
Direct Debit checklist - how to get started

Find out how to setup Direct Debit without a provider like GoCardless

2 min read
Payments
Generate new API App Secrets
Should you get your own Service User Number?
Should you get your own Service User Number?

Find out when & why you should consider getting your own SUN

2 min read
Payments
Merchant of the Month: Toothpick
Accounting software integrations with GoCardless
How a one word change increased product demo conversions by 139%
60% of businesses are missing out on the benefits of online payments - are you?
60% of businesses are missing out on the benefits of online payments - are you?

UK businesses have been rather slow when it comes to embracing the internet and, more specifically, online payments.

1 min read
Finance
How to deal with customer concerns about Direct Debit
How to deal with customer concerns about Direct Debit

Are your customers reluctant to use Direct Debit? We've put together some tips on addressing the two main customer concerns...

2 min read
Retention
The 3 things you should never use Direct Debit for
The 3 things you should never use Direct Debit for

Direct Debit can help you with one-off and recurring payments - both fixed and variable - but there are some types of transaction which you shouldn't ever use it for.

2 min read
Payments
Thinking about changing your Direct Debit provider?
Thinking about changing your Direct Debit provider?

Here’s a guide to help you figure out whether the time is right

3 min read
Payments
Can you use Direct Debit for one-off payments?
Can you use Direct Debit for one-off payments?

We still don’t recommend using Direct Debit for instant payments like e-commerce but Direct Debit is a safe, easy and inexpensive way to collect one-off payments.

1 min read
Payments
Exciting news from the Foundation of Hearts
Modulus checking: what is it?
Modulus checking: what is it?

Learn about this procedure for validating sort code and account number combos.

1 min read
Payments
ADDACs messages and changes to your Direct Debit mandates
ADDACs messages and changes to your Direct Debit mandates

ADDACS messages are the messages you receive from your customer’s bank if a mandate has been cancelled or amended by your customer.

1 min read
Payments
AUDDIS Messages: Having problems setting up your mandates?
AUDDIS Messages: Having problems setting up your mandates?

An AUDDIS report is triggered when there is a problem during mandate setup. We thought it might be useful to explain some common pitfalls and how you can avoid or resolve them.

2 min read
Payments
ARUDD messages: The two most common reasons your payments are failing
ARUDD messages: The two most common reasons your payments are failing

An ARUDD report is triggered when a payment fails. In this article, we explain the two most common reasons for payments failing and how you can avoid or resolve them.

1 min read
Payments
More choice of payment dates within Sage
Our new SEPA Direct Debit guide
Cancelling Direct debit payments - what merchants and payers need to know
Cancelling Direct debit payments - what merchants and payers need to know

The ability to instantly cancel a Direct Debit instruction is an important right for your customers.

3 min read
Payments
Advance Notice: Are you doing it right?
Advance Notice: Are you doing it right?

Keep on top of advance notice with six quick questions to<br>ask yourself

2 min read
Payments
Interested in automating the way you get paid? GoCardless can help
Interested in automating the way you get paid? GoCardless can help

Interested in automating the way you get paid? GoCardless can help

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