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What is a Payment Gateway and how does it work?
What is a Payment Gateway and how does it work?

What is a payment gateway? And how do you find the right one for your business?

8 min read
Payments
Bacs approved bureaus
Bacs approved bureaus

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

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Bacs
Online Payment Methods: How to accept payments online
Online Payment Methods: 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.

5 min read
Payments
Failure rates, Cancellation rates and Indemnity Claims at GoCardless
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.

2 min read
GoCardless
Online payment systems made simple
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.

3 min read
Payments
SEPA Rulebook Updates: November 2015
Charities: which Direct Debit bureau is right for you?
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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Direct Debit
How to use Bacstel-IP
How to use Bacstel-IP

Bacstel-IP, Bacs approved software and the Bacs payment services website.

3 min read
Bacs
How to take payments from European customers
How to take payments from European customers

Take a look at the 5 main options for taking payments in Europe.

9 min read
Payments
How to set up customers to use Direct Debit
How to set up customers to use Direct Debit

6 simple steps you can use to help your customers get started with Direct Debit.

4 min read
Payments
Can you use Direct Debit for variable or one-off payments?
Can you use Direct Debit for variable or one-off payments?

Direct Debit isn't only great for regular, fixed payments.

5 min read
Payments
The Direct Debit Guarantee: your rights as a customer
The Direct Debit Guarantee: your rights as a customer

The Direct Debit Guarantee protects customers against payments made in error or fraudulently, making Direct Debit the UK's safest payment method.

2 min read
Direct Debit
Clubs and societies: Are you using the right payment method?
Clubs and societies: Are you using the right payment method?

A lot of clubs and teams are using the wrong payment method to collect their membership fees. To help you decide whether your club is using the right payment option we’ve put together a list of three quick questions for you.

3 min read
Payments
Our Definitive Guide to Recurring Payments
Late payments: 5 tips to get your customers to pay on time
Late payments: 5 tips to get your customers to pay on time

GoCardless has helped businesses in the hospitality sector like Bookatable and Zenchef. Here’s how.

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Cash flow
Landlords: Should you be using Direct Debit?
Landlords: Should you be using Direct Debit?

Cater better to yours and your tenants' needs with Direct Debit.

2 min read
Cash flow
Gyms, health clubs and fitness businesses: Should you be using Direct Debit?
Gyms, health clubs and fitness businesses: Should you be using Direct Debit?

Gyms and fitness businesses of all sizes are now using Direct Debit to collect membership fees.

2 min read
Retention
10 reasons to start using Direct Debit today
Online payments: cleaner and more cost-efficient than cash?
Online payments: cleaner and more cost-efficient than cash?

Research released earlier this month by MasterCard and the University of Oxford has shown that, despite believing that handling cash is as unhygienic and dirty as public transport hand rails, less than 20% of us wash our hands after holding it.

1 min read
Cash flow
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
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
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
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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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