Paying for your membership with Direct Debit

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It’s easy to pay for your membership by monthly or annual Direct Debit, helping us spend more of your money looking after special places. Find out more about the benefits for you and how to set it up.

How Direct Debit can help you

  • If you choose the monthly Direct Debit option, it gives you the option to spread the cost of your membership across the year 

  • Both monthly and annual Direct Debit makes it easy to renew your membership, so you don't have to do anything. We’ll let you know when we’ll be taking payment, so that you have time to get in touch and make any changes

  • Direct Debit gives you peace of mind over security, as your payments are protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee

How Direct Debit helps us

  • It reduces our administration costs, which means that we can spend more of your money looking after special places

  • It gives us the confidence to commit to carrying out vital conservation work, that helps us keep all the places in our care special and enjoyable for all 

How Direct Debit works

If you choose to pay monthly

Payments are made on or shortly after the 8th of each month.

We’ll enclose a Direct Debit payment schedule in your welcome pack showing you the amount and date for each payment.

Your first payment will cover either the first two or three months of your membership, and you'll be given the amount when you choose how you want to pay.

Please note, monthly Direct Debit can’t be used to pay for young person, junior or gift memberships.

If you choose to pay annually

Payments are made on or shortly after the 8th, 15th, 22nd or 28th of the month of payment.

We’ll enclose a Direct Debit payment schedule in your welcome pack showing you the amount and date of payment.

Annual Direct Debit can be used to pay for all our annual memberships, including young person, junior or gift memberships.

If you choose to renew

A month before your membership expires, you'll recieve a letter with details on how to renew your membership.

Your Direct Debit schedule will come with the renewal letter, and should you choose to renew, payment will be taken on or shortly after the 8th of the month.

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Simple to set up 

Whether you’re thinking of joining for the first time, or you’ve already been a member for years, Direct Debit is the easiest way to pay for your membership.

If you’re already a member, you can simply switch to pay by Direct Debit using My National Trust, or by calling us on 0344 800 1895.

If you need to discuss payments for junior membership, please call us on the above number.

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Monthly payment terms and conditions 

Read our terms and conditions for payment of annual membership fees by monthly instalment.