Paying for your membership with Direct Debit
It’s easy, and secure, to pay for your membership by Direct Debit, as you’re protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee. Plus, if you pay by monthly Direct Debit, you can spread the cost of your annual membership across the year.
How Direct Debit works
Payments are made monthly in advance, or annually in advance, taken automatically from your bank account. Paying by Direct Debit gives you peace of mind and security, as you’re protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee.
Direct Debit also helps us – it reduces our administration costs and gives us the confidence to commit to vital conservation work.
If you choose to pay monthly
It's not possible to pay for young person (unless renewing after a year), junior and gift memberships in monthly instalments. However, you can pay by annual Direct Debit or by credit/debit card.
We’ll enclose a Direct Debit payment schedule in your welcome pack showing you the amount and date for each payment.
Please read the Direct Debit terms and conditions below.
Junior and gift memberships
It's not possible to pay for junior and gift memberships in monthly instalments. However, you can pay by annual Direct Debit or by credit/debit card.
If you choose to pay annually
You can pay by annual Direct Debit for all annual memberships, including young person, junior (as long as the member is aged 13 and over or it's been bought as a gift by someone aged 13 and over) and gift memberships.
We’ll enclose a Direct Debit payment schedule in your welcome pack showing you the amount and date of this payment.
What happens at renewal?
We'll write to you in plenty of time to tell you how to renew your subscription along with your new Direct Debit schedule.
After one year, at the renewal of a young person membership, you're able to pay by monthly Direct Debit if you wish.
Annual Direct Debit renewals are taken on or shortly after the 8th of the renewal month.
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 paying by Direct Debit by calling us on 0344 800 1895.
Monthly Direct Debit payment terms and conditions
You agree to take out the selected National Trust membership for one year.
We will write to you shortly before the end of your membership year and supply you with a new membership card for the following year. You will be given the opportunity to tell us if you do not want to renew your membership for the following year.
Your membership fee
Your membership fee is payable in instalments, which (unless the section below on the failure to pay your membership fee applies) only becomes due on a monthly basis as your annual membership progresses.
Your instalment amounts and the dates on which they become payable will be set out in the payment schedule, which we will send you as part of your membership welcome or renewal letter.
If you're late with your payments
If you fail to pay the National Trust any instalment due by the required date, your National Trust membership may be closed. We will write to you and give you the opportunity to pay all instalments due for the remainder of your membership year by alternative means, or to set up a new Direct Debit.
Please note that these provisions will not apply if your failure to pay is due to a bank or National Trust error.
Find out how to give the gift of adventure with a range of membership options for Christmas. Plus, pay for a joint, family or individual membership by annual Direct Debit and get a free £15 gift card.
If you're an existing member aged 60 or over and you've been a member for at least the last three consecutive years, you're eligible for our senior membership rate.