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International: FAQs about the direct debit by instalment option

Answers to frequently asked questions about the option to pay membership subscriptions by direct debit instalment

What date will my Direct Debit be taken?

Your RCOG membership fee is due on 31 January, therefore your fee will be collected via Direct Debit on/around Friday 29 January 2021.


What happens if I miss the January deadline?

Direct Debit Mandates received after Monday 11 January 2021 may be included within a subsequent collection on Monday 29 March 2021.


Can I cancel my Direct Debit at any time?

Yes you can cancel your Direct Debit at any time.

Payment of any outstanding balance would need to be paid by credit/debit card, cash, cheque or bankers draft.

If you do not pay your membership fee in full, access to your benefits will be stopped.


There has been a problem with my Direct Debit, how does this affect my membership?

If your Direct Debit has not started or fails, you will need to ensure that we have your correct bank details.

We strongly recommend you do not email your bank details to us but contact the Finance Department direct on +44 20 7772 6310 between 9.00am and 5.00pm (UK time) Monday to Friday.

If you do not pay your membership fee in full, access to your benefits will be stopped.


Can a third party pay for my membership on my behalf?

The RCOG has a responsibility under the Data Protection Act not to disclose or confirm personal information, including membership details to any third party.

If a third party pays your membership fee, we urge you to set up a password only you and the third party acting on your behalf know. This will be used as a security check for identity verification purposes.

To make this arrangement, please contact the Finance Department on +44 20 7772 6310.


Can a third party set up a Direct Debit on my account?

No, we can only set up a Direct Debit at the request of you as an RCOG member.

However, we can set up a Direct Debit using a third party's bank or building society. Please notify us of their details by returning the authorisation form (Word document 890kb).


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