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Why should I use GoCardless and how does it work with Xero?

GoCardless is a fab app that integrates with Xero. It’s a very efficient way of taking control of your customers’ payments, and getting paid quicker. Have a look at our blog:  get cash in the bank quicker to see how you can do just that! Why use GoCardless? It’s an efficient way of getting paid…

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How can I explain GoCardless to my customers?

If you’re using GoCardless to collect payments for regular or one-off invoices you send to customers, it’s key to get your customers to agree to sign up to the Direct Debit mandate they receive. We know that there is sometimes resistance from customers, as they will assume that you are trying to collect a regular…

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How much tax do you pay if you’re a foster carer?

You’ve made the decision to become a foster carer, but what how much income could you receive, and how much tax  do you pay? If you’re still thinking about becoming a foster carer, and you’re in North Wales or the North West of England, we recommend that you talk to 1st Affinity Fostering Service, who…

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How to write an award winning application in 5 easy steps

Congratulations, you’ve decided to enter that award!! You have made the right decision, now for the fun bit! You want to make your entry count, so how do you go about it, and stand out from all the other applications?   Here are our top 5 tips 1.  Answer the question Actually – read the…

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How does open banking affect my Xero bank feeds?

Due to the new EU Open Banking changes, coming into force 14 September 2019, some Xero bank feeds are changing. For more info on Open Banking in general, check out our blog here. Otherwise please read on to see what’s happening, which banks are affected, and what you need to do. There are huge benefits…

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