Finally, I no longer have cheques and cash turning up on a Wednesday night. Our subs "compliance" has gone up to 100%. In the past we were losing around 20% of subs through not having sufficiently accurate records to know who had/hadn't paid. At the start of meetings I now have time to talk to parents and prepare for the evening rather than trying to note down who is thrusting piles of notes at me and what they're for. Parents pay online, our treasurer logs in and consolidates, I spend, simple!
Dan Spencer, 66th Bath
We have only just started with online payments but within two weeks, all payments have been received and so we will be rolling it out to all our sections. It's fantastic, and many thanks for allowing us to focus on what us leaders really need to do!
Lynden Cable, 12th Airedale
2.95% - there are no setup costs or on-going fees. This is significantly cheaper than Virgin Money Giving and Just Giving. 1% goes to GoCardless, and 1.95% comes to OBM to pay for the development of the system and future developments.
"GoCardless" handles all the payments. GoCardless is sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority as a Small Payments Institute. Online Brigade Manager does not handle any money - it simply initiates payments from parents through GoCardless. Money is collected by GoCardless and sent straight to your bank account after six working days (minus 2.95%).