Compare and choose

Use the form below to compare the bank charges applied to donations using different payment methods. Single and regular online donation payment methods are compared, including credit card, debit card, PayPal and Direct Debit. Offline donation payment methods are compared, including standing order, bank transfer and cheque donations. Choose the donation payment method that is a balance of personal convenience and financial benefit for your supported organisation.


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The table below compares the bank charges of making a single or regular donation using different payment methods.


You can make a single donation using debit card, credit card, business card, diners card, PayPal, bank transfer or cheque.

Payment method Donation Bank charge Donation minus
bank charge
 
Debit card *   VISA MasterCard 18p
Credit card *   VISA MasterCard 1.45%
PayPal   PayPal 1.4% + 20p
Diners card   Diners Club International 2.95%
Business card 1.95%
Cheque **
Bank transfer Unavailable


You can make a regular donation using direct debit or standing order.

Payment method Donation Bank charge Donation minus
bank charge
 
Direct Debit   Direct Debit 48p
Standing order Unavailable

* You can donate using Visa (credit and debit), MasterCard (credit and debit), UK domestic Maestro, Maestro (International), Laser, American Express and Diners.

** Offline payment methods (i.e. bank transfer, cheque and standing order) do not incur a bank transaction charge. A cheque donation may incur a bank charge when your cheque is paid into your supported organisations bank.