Setting up a Direct Debit

How to set up your Direct Debit

Paying your annual fee by Direct Debit will save you time and make life easier. You can spread the cost of your fee by choosing quarterly or ten monthly instalments.

We also offer flexibility on the date that your fee is debited from your bank account, you can choose from five dates (1st, 7th, 14th, 21st or 28th of the month).

You can rest assured that your registration is renewed for another year, even if your first payment is collected after your annual retention fee due date.

Changing to Direct Debit only takes four simple steps.

Step 1 – Tell us you want to pay by Direct Debit 

You can log in to your GMC Online account and set up a Direct Debit. Or you can contact us and we’ll set up a Direct Debit for you over the telephone. 

If you'd like to set up the Direct Debit from a bank account that needs more than one person to authorise, or you simply prefer to complete a paper instruction, then complete the Direct Debit instruction and post it to us.

Step 2 – Complete the Direct Debit instruction

You'll need to provide:

  • your name and address
  • the name and address of your bank or building society
  • your bank or building society account number
  • the branch sort code of your bank or building society
  • the name(s) on the account
  • your payment frequency and payment date preference.

We will update our payment records and forward the instruction onto your bank or building society. We'll then collect the agreed amounts on the agreed dates.

Step 3 – Check the advance notice details

We will give you advance notice of collection dates and amounts, whether you set up a Direct Debit by telephone, internet or using a paper form. Check these details are correct and contact us straight away if you want to query anything.

Step 4 – Relax

Apart from making sure you've enough money in your account when payment is due, there's nothing more you have to do. Just keep an eye on your bank statement to check that the Direct Debits are being made as agreed.

Managing your Direct Debit

You can view and update your Direct Debit details, frequency or payment date by logging in to your GMC Online account.