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Pay via Direct Debit Payments

By: prawlin | 20-02-2014 13:45

There was a recent issue with Maestro card suddenly being disabled from GG. This has apparently been quickly resolved now. However, to help avoid anything similar, the more alternative payment methods there are, the better, from everyone's point of view.

Adding Paypal could certainly be useful, though popular as it is, not everyone has a PayPal account.
One of the best payment systems would surely be the option to set up direct debit payments wouldn't it??

Benefits....

*Works with all banks, always.

*No need to possess any kind of cards, Debit or Credit.

*No hassles due to cards being routinely updated with new numbers etc, this then commonly causing failed top up payments. Followed by the hassle of having to change registered card data online etc.

*Totally safe. Many folks are still wary about giving their card details out to anywhere on line.

Seems like a no brainer to me.

Regards

Peter

PS There is a newly erupted discussion going on about this idea in contribute here (May 2016)........

https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Contribute/Would-anyone-here-like-the-idea-if-we-enabled-proper-Direct/td-p/18617076/page/5

Also, this idea was originally published in the somewhat superior old 'Ideas' forum. There are some 9 pages of comments and debate over on the disabled Ideas frozen archive here........

https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Archive-Ideas/Pay-via-Direct-Debit-Payments/idi-p/11938372

Comments

by: elizabeth97
on: 21-02-2016 17:06

I personally don't see the point of this. 

1. Giffgaff are already considering it.

2. You can set up recurring goodybags and automatic top ups which is almost the same thing. 

by: xollobru
on: 21-02-2016 14:17

Vote for this idea which is 'Under Consideration' by giffgaff:

https://labs.giffgaff.com/idea/11938372/pay-via-direct-debit-payments

Which ideas are selected for consideration and their chances of success depend on the number of votes they get, therefore posting copies which dilute the available votes only reduce the ideas chances of being introduced.

To vote for an Idea is more powerful than posting the same Idea again (you can search to see if your Idea is already out there here)  https://labs.giffgaff.com/how

 

by: fadlur_f
on: 11-07-2018 11:18

Thank you for submitting this idea and everyone that voted and commented. We felt that this idea would replicate the recurring feature payment. We understand the benefits of direct debit but the complication of the idea at this time would outweigh the benefits. Therefore, we want to focus on improving the recur goodybag process.


Thanks,

Fadlur

by: bethanykelly
on: 23-04-2018 20:49

Marvellous!

by: tids
on: 22-04-2018 20:00

It's a sensible option to add to all the other payment ways

by: mikeclubs181040
on: 10-04-2018 19:48

Hello everyone, what a great Idea. I would love to see this implemented.

by: stephenpperry
on: 09-02-2018 10:14

totally agree, direct debits and gg would be so good! Especially as quite a few people google it!

by: sibtahmed
on: 28-11-2017 20:32

Good idea

by: shipon786
on: 09-11-2017 17:16

Brilliant idea.

by: chinsndips
on: 19-10-2017 12:04

It seems like a useful option. Yes, why not :)