Frequently asked questions

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Direct Debit

What kind of payments is it good for?

They are particularly good for:

  • Regular payments (e.g., subscriptions or regular donations)
  • Customers with an ongoing relationship (e.g., account customers)
  • Invoicing for services (e.g., accountancy, tax advice, etc.)

What kind of payments isn’t it good for?

  • Transactions which need an instant clearing (e.g., e-commerce)
  • High-value, one-off payments for liquid goods (e.g., gold bullion)
  • Transactions likely to experience chargebacks (e.g., gambling)

Can I collect one-off payments using Direct Debit?

Yes - although Direct Debit is most well-known for recurring payments, it can also be used to collect one-off payments.


GoCardless SAS, 23-25 Avenue Mac-Mahon, Paris, 75017, Frankrike

GoCardless SAS, ett dotterbolag till GoCardless Ltd (organisationsnummer 834 422 180, R.C.S. PARIS), har godkänts av ACPR (Fransk tillsynsmyndighet för kontroll och övervakning.), Bankkod (CIB) 17118, att tillhandahålla betaltjänster.

GoCardless Ltd., Sutton Yard, 65 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7EN, Storbritannien

GoCardless (organisationsnummer 07495895) har godkänts av Financial Conduct Authority enligt betalningstjänstreglerna 2017, registreringsnummer 597190, att tillhandahålla betaltjänster.