Direct Debit

For direct debit, you ask your bank or building society to allow an organization to withdraw money from your account. Although this organization can collect a lot of money from your debtors, they need to tell you in advance how much, when, and how long it will take. Direct debits are beneficial for paying regular bills such as gas or electricity, significantly if the amount changes regularly. Allow the direct debit company to withdraw money on a specified date. Organizations will need to notify you of a change in amount or date. For example, you can use direct debit to pay your gas and electricity bills. Standing order vs. direct debit can also help you understand the benefits of both the methods.

Good about Direct Debit

  • Saving Time and Effort Don’t worry about paying bills and remembering to pay late.
  • Save money.
  • Many utility providers offer discounts on direct debit payments.
  • It is safe as the bank will pay you any improper costs.

Standing Order

When you place a standing order, you tell your bank or society to make regular payments to a particular bank or create a social account. They are not like straight debits. They pay what you choose, not the amount you owe to an organization. You can set them to continue payment indefinitely or to end it on a set date or after a certain number of payments. You are in complete control. You can initiate or terminate them or change the payment amount whenever you want. Standing orders are useful for paying fixed costs, such as your rent. Standing Orders instruct the bank to deposit the exact amount in another account regularly. For example, you can set up a standing order to pay your rent.

Good about Standing Order

Useful where you can’t use direct debit. For example, you are paying someone regularly, such as your landlord. You can use them to transfer money between your accounts.