If you require more than one signature to set up a Direct Debit authorisation, this can be achieved through the GoCardless online payment pages.
When inputting your details, simply select the checkbox at the bottom of the page that indicates More than one person is required to authorise Direct Debits.
After confirming your details, this will then take you to a page that will allow you to print a mandate form which then needs to be signed by all the relevant signatories.
The steps are:
1. Print paper agreement – This will allow you to download and then print the mandate form.
2. Sign and upload – You will then need to get the mandate form signed with all the relevant signatures, scan/photograph it and then upload it to the page.
3. Preview your upload, then submit – The scan that you uploaded will be previewed so that you can check it has uploaded successfully. Just click 'Submit signed agreement’ once done to complete the mandate setup.
You will also be sent an email with a link to get back to this page should you close it or need to get back to it later.
If you have chosen this option in error and more than one signature is not required to authorise payments, you will still need to follow the link - however you can then choose to skip this step to complete the mandate setup. Once you have completed this, there’s nothing further you need to do - the organisation you’re paying will then be able to process payments against this successfully.