GoCardless process Direct Debit payments on behalf of other businesses. The user can connect a GoCardless account from the GoCardless Settings page. Connecting an account through the System Settings means the user can use separate accounts for each branch. If the user would like to connect one account for all their branches, this can be done through the Global Settings. To connect an account, click on the ‘Connect GoCardless Account’ button.

The user will then be redirected to a page in which they can log in to their existing GoCardless account or sign up to a new account.

Once connected, three tabs will appear on the GoCardless Settings page. The first tab is a list of parents’ details, including the parent’s name, parent’s email, children’s names and their GoCardless status (either no mandate, pending or authorised). The second tab lists parents who are GoCardless customers, also listing their mandate reference. The third tab is settings, where the user can select to automatically collect payments and select a payment identifier.

Further information on GoCardless can be found on the GoCardless pages on the Support Portal.