By Oliver Smith on Wednesday 18 September 2019
Andrew Gilboy appointed GoCardless North America general manager.
GoCardless is opening an office in San Francisco to support its US efforts, led by newly promoted North America general manager Andrew Gilboy (previously chief revenue officer).
“The addition of US payments means that GoCardless users are now able to take payments from more than 30 countries around the world, enabling businesses to provide their customers with a consistent and best-in-class payment experience across multiple markets,” GoCardless wrote on its blog.
In the US GoCardless will support companies on the ACH (Automated Clearing House) network, which works similarly to direct debit payments in the UK.
“By using the ACH debit network on the GoCardless platform, merchants can pull payments directly from their customers’ bank accounts, at a lower cost than credit cards and without the overhead and burden of cash and cheques,” the company said.
GoCardless now counts more than 45,000 business customers worldwide who transact via its platform, processing $10bn of payments each year.