Skip to content
Go to GoCardless homepage
Log inSign up

What are the advantages of paperless mandates for SEPA Direct Debit?

Paperless mandates have several advantages over paper mandates, and can provide cost and efficiency benefits.

At GoCardless we believe the key to unlocking the full potential of SEPA, and Direct Debits more generally, particularly for online merchants, is currently the paperless mandate.

Paperless mandates have several advantages over paper mandates and can provide cost and efficiency benefits, via:

  • Fewer manual entry processes - Paper mandates require physical transfer, storage and details to be keyed in manually by merchants. The paperless mandate process is inherently more efficient and less prone to error.

  • Automated processes – Paperless mandates allow automatic storage and retrieval of mandate data.

  • No printing, signing and returning effort – Paperless mandates avoid the inconvenience of printing, signing and mailing a paper form by using a fully electronic process. This means there are no printing and postage costs. It also reduces paper files and archiving.

GoCardless provides a simple online system for creating and managing mandates.

To find out more about collecting SEPA Direct Debits, or to register your interest with GoCardless, visit our homepage.

GoCardless makes it easy to collect recurring payments

Sign upContact sales

PreviousMandatory mandate contents

Interested in automating the way you get paid? GoCardless can help

Contact sales

Contact Us


Contact sales



Seen 'GoCardless Ltd' on your bank statement? Learn more

GoCardless Ltd., 600 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

GoCardless (company registration number 07495895) is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Services Regulations 2017, registration number 597190, for the provision of payment services.