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GoCardless Made Simple

Do you own an online business that currently or is considering taking recurring payments? If so, you should be fully aware of GoCardless. GoCardless aims to remove the hassle associated with taking regular online direct debit payments. Many popular website builders like Subscription Website Builder have GoCardless incorporated straight into there website builder, it is the go-to recurring payment gateway for many businesses in Europe.

Go Cardless allow for simple, digital payments to be collected across Europe. Their main benefit lies within the functionality and the ability to integrate the payment system into your website. They offer a variety of options for receiving recurring payments for businesses of all sizes. Their basic package charges you 1% per transaction, with a maximum cap of £2 and a minimum cap of 20p per transaction.


  • Cheap basic packages
  • Good functionality
  • Allows for integration to your website
  • Ease of use
  • High levels of security
  • Automatic invoices and good automation features


  • Europe only
  • 'Pro' options are fairly expensive
  • Requires some technical knowledge to integrate it into your webpage

GoCardless is the go-to for collecting direct debit payments. If you are looking for a one-off payment gateway, GoCardless is not for you, it's purely for direct debit payments within Europe. If you have any more questions regarding anything subscription website or recurring payments, check out our blog.