What is a Continuous Payment Authority (CPA)?

Payments are collected via a Continuous Payment Authority (CPA). A continuous payment authority (CPA) is a recurring payment that we set up using your debit or credit card details. As part of this process, we ask your permission (‘standing authority’) to take payments as and when they’re due. We collect payments automatically on the date your instalment is due.

CPA uses your long card number, expiry date and three-digit CV2 to process payments. If you change your card, this information will need to be updated in your account. To do this please see FAQ – I’ve received a new payment card; how do I make a payment with this?

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