These days, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t use direct debit for at least one part of their lives. From energy bills to gym memberships, direct debit has found a place in every part of our lives. We might rely on it for its convenience, but there’s a danger in using direct debit, and it’s time to take back control over how your bills are paid.
“I signed up for an Internet and phone plan a few years ago. I went for a direct debit because it seemed easier; I didn’t have to remember to pay it each month,” Sue, 58, says. “After a while, the amounts kept going up without me realising. When I finally switched providers, the first company kept debiting my account and wouldn’t stop! It was such a pain having to chase them up to get my money back.”
But having to chase up just one account is a best-case scenario. If your card expires or is lost, it can mean spending countless hours trying to follow up every account you have.
“Someone stole my credit card on a night out,” Freddy, 32, says. “It was simple enough to call up the bank and get my card cancelled, but then I realised I had all of my direct debit accounts linked to that card. It took hours trying to ring up and change all of my account details, and there were a few that I couldn’t remember and follow up on. I ended up being hit with late fees on top of everything else.”
With Gobbill, it’s easier than ever to make sure all your bills are being paid on time, without having to worry about setting and forgetting a payment or being overcharged. Gobbill saves you time, since you won’t have to track down where your money is going through direct debits, saves you money, since you’ll never have to pay a late fee again, and, best of all, makes sure you’re not being scammed by any fraudulent or suspicious emails. Using Gobbill, you’ll never be caught out paying for a service you didn’t ask for, since all your bills are double checked before they’re processed.
By seeing your bills each month, you can get a much better sense of where your money is going. Using Gobbill all your bills are checked for authenticity, and once you cancel something you know the payments are going to stop. Gobbill shifts the power back to you, so you can have peace of mind about where your money is being spent.
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