Direct Debit

Pay by Direct Debit

Members and non-members can elect to pay membership fees and all future membership fees by setting up a Direct Debit mandate with our partner GoCardless Ltd.

Gift Aid

Through member’s Gift Aid declarations the taxman helps us to reduce membership fees by about £2.50 per member. You can help to keep fees as low as possible by setting up an Enduring Gift Aid declaration against all future Direct Debits. Click on your name (underneath Swansea) to go to My Profile. Click the Edit Profile button, scroll down the field list to Gift Aid and select All future Donations. If you wish to cancel your Gift Aid declaration select No.

Set up a Direct Debit Mandate

Click to set up a Direct Debit account for payments to Swansea U3A. This is a once only operation. As soon as your DD mandate is confirmed your membership will be activated, this may take a few days.  Any fees due will be taken immediately and thereafter at the beginning of October until you cancel the Direct Debit. 

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Swansea U3A Direct Debit Scheme

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As part of the continuing drive to improve facilities available to members Swansea U3A have partnered with GoCardless Ltd. to offer payments by Direct Debit. This complements existing payment methods of cheque, cash and credit card.

GoCardless is the UK’s leading Direct Debit provider. They collect more than half a billion pounds each year for over 30,000 businesses and organisations including Greater Anglia Trains, Crowdcube and Funding Circle, with year-on- year growth of 600%. GoCardless is a Bacs approved bureau, authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority and backed by some of the world’s leading investors including Balderton Capital, Accel Partners, Passion Capital, and Y- Combinator.

The option to pay membership fees by Direct Debit is available to existing members and non members and will apply to any payments due and all future payments. The member may cancel the direct debit mandate at any time.

A major benefit for members is that it will no longer be necessary to return a Renewal Form unless contact details change.

The process is initiated by clicking a link in the Set Up a Direct Debit Mandate
section opposite. The member will then be taken to a secure online payment page. By opening a GoCardless account (email address and password required), adding bank details, i.e sort code and account number, the Direct Debit mandate is created.

All members who complete a Direct Debit mandate will have any due fees taken immediately. Future membership fees will be taken at the beginning of October every subsequent year until the Direct Debit instructions are cancelled. Member’s bank statements will refer to GoCardless Ltd. and not Swansea U3A.

A Membership pack will be posted as soon as confirmation of payment to the Swansea U3A bank account is received. This typically means the pack should be delivered by September 15th for existing mandates and within 4 weeks for new mandates.

Direct Debit Guarantee

  • This Guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies that accept instructions to pay Direct Debit 

  • If there are any changes to the amount, date or frequency of your Direct Debit GoCardless will notify you 3 working days in advance of your account being debited or as otherwise agreed.
  • If you request GoCardless to collect a payment, confirmation of the amount and date will be given to you at the time of the request.
  • If an error is made in the payment of your Direct Debit, by GoCardless or your bank or building society, you are entitled to a full and immediate refund of the amount paid from your bank or building society
  • If you receive a refund you are not entitled to, you must pay it back when GoCardless asks you to. 

You can cancel a Direct Debit at any time by simply contacting your bank or building society. Written confirmation may be required. 

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