BACS via Stripe 

This feature is a Private Beta Release. Contact support  to enable BACS via Stripe for your Test and Live site.


BACS (Bankers' Automated Clearing Services) is the most popular method of making electronic payments in the United Kingdom. It is used for a variety of purposes, including payroll, direct debit, and online bill payments. Chargebee allows you to configure BACS using Stripe. Learn more 

  • BACS is applicable only for payments made in GBP (British Pound Sterling).
  • This integration is possible via Chargebee Hosted Pages , Chargebee JS , Gateway JS, and APIs.

Configure BACS payments via Stripe 

Complete the steps below to configure your Chargebee account to accept BACS payments using Stripe:


Make sure you have BACS Direct Debit enabled for Stripe in your Chargebee account before moving forward. Also, make sure you have BACS enabled in your Stripe account .

  1. Login to your Chargebee site  and configure the Stripe gateway. Move to the next step if you already have Stripe configured on your site.

  2. Click Settings > Configure Chargebee > Payment Gateway > Stripe.

  3. Enable BACS Direct Debit (For UK region only) to configure direct debit payments for UK-based customers.

  4. Enter the following details on the BACS Configuration page shown below:

    • Business Name
    • Business Email
    • Contact Number
  5. Select the option Send BACS compliant emails from Chargebee to send emails to customers regarding mandate creation and payment pre-notification from Chargebee. The advantage of sending this email from Chargebee is that it allows you to configure elements such as your company logo, signature, and more. If this option is not enabled, Chargebee requests Stripe to send direct-debit emails. Contact Chargebee Support  if you want to stop sending direct-debit emails from Stripe.

  6. Click Save.

Payment flow 

  1. If you have chosen Gateway JS, you will be redirected from the merchant's website to a gateway-hosted checkout page. Otherwise, Chargebee's checkout is used.
  2. The end customer enters the bank account details and confirms the same. A mandate is generated based on the entered details, which authorises the Gateway to collect the payment.
  3. Once a mandate is generated, Stripe verifies it in 3 business days and then another 3 business days are required to confirm the success or failure of the payment.

Email Notifications 

You must notify your end customers during mandate creation and before they are charged. To do so, they can enable the following email notifications in Chargebee:

  • Mandate Creation
  • Pre-notification

Follow the steps below to navigate to these notifications:

  1. Go to Settings > Configure Chargebee > Email Notifications
  2. Select the Payments and credits category

Both notifications will be available there. You can edit the template as per your requirement.

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