Monday, May 7, 2012

Paying dues electronically

A member recently contacted me with some money-saving ideas around paying dues, one of which was creating an electronic payment page on the Equity website. Although that is not within our financial or server capabilities, we offer three other options that accomplish the same thing. I thought I'd draw them to your attention.

As with many household bills, members may arrange pre-authorised payment of dues from their credit card or bank account. In order to set this up, complete and send in the appropriate debit or credit card
authorisation form. Please note that members are responsible for keeping the office up to date with a new expiry date upon receipt of a replacement credit card; dues payments will be declined by the credit card company if our records have not been updated.

Members can also pay dues electronically, directly from their bank account, by setting up the payment in the same way as other common bills, including recurring payments if your bank permits that. Details on how to do this may be found here.

If you have any questions about this process, you can contact the Membership Administrator by email or telephone.

Each of these options save Equity time and money for processing, and we encourage all members to make use of them.