Direct Debit payment

We offer Membership Fee payment by Direct Debit. This saves you the hassle of renewing, and avoids your membership lapsing, which can effect eligibility for events such as LEL. It also saves AUK money, as the charges are lower than payments made via PayPal or Stripe - so more of your fee can be used by AUK to provide services.

Direct Debit payments are safe - you will be notified before each payment is taken, and the direct debit guarantee ensures that if a payment is taken incorrectly you can claim a refund. See the Direct Debit Guarantee for more details.

New members

  • Choose Direct Debit when joining - you will be redirected to the mandate page from our service provider GoCardless. Your membership will be valid imediately.

Existing members

  • To convert to Direct Debit payment, all you need to do is to complete the mandate form. We will then automatically renew your membership and take payment (annual payments will be taken around 10th December).
  • If you have a direct debit and want to add a household member, we will use the mandate for this.
  • You can still take out a membership for longer than one year and pay by direct debit. However you will need to send a mail to to request this, otherwise by default your renewal will be for one year.

If you opt for this payment method you may want to add as a whitelisted sender in your email account - some people have reported that messages can otherwise go into spam/junk mail.

If you have any questions, contact the membership secretary (