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
Step 2 - Complete the Direct Debit instruction
You'll need to provide:
- your name and address
- 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.