Set up a Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the quickest and easiest way to pay your BT bill. Once set up, you don't need to worry about paying your bill on time. What's more, you'll save money!

Set up a Direct Debit

How to set up Direct Debit

Already signed up to My BT?

  1. Log in to My BT
  2. Click on the regular payments link to set up your Direct Debit
Log in to My BT

New to My BT?

  1. Sign up and go to My BT (you'll need your email address and account number)
  2. Log in and click on the regular payments link to set up your Direct Debit
Sign up to My BT

Save over £22 a year

Why choose Direct Debit?

Save money on your BT bill

With Direct Debit, you don't have to pay the payment processing fee* of £2 each month. That's a saving of up to £24 a year!

Make your life easier

Make your life easier

  • Convenient – Know your full bill is always paid on time, so you don't need to worry about it.
  • Secure – All Direct Debit payments are protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee.
  • Control – You have a minimum of 8 days to query your bill before payment is taken.

Choose how to pay your bill

Choose how to pay your bill

You can choose from two ways to pay your BT bill by Direct Debit:

  • Monthly Payment Plan – A Monthly Payment Plan lets you spread the cost of your bills by making regular monthly payments directly from your bank or building society. When you set up a Monthly Payment Plan we'll agree how much you'll pay, and which date your account will be debited each month.
  • Whole Bill Direct Debit – A Whole Bill Direct Debit is where you pay your whole BT bill automatically from your bank or building society account. We will tell you how much you're paying and when on the first page of your bill.

Help keep you and your family safe & secure

It's easy to set up

It couldn't be easier to set up your Direct Debit, all you need is your:

  • Bank details – account number and sort code
  • BT account number – you'll find at the top of your latest bill.

If you're new to My BT, you'll also need your email address to sign up

Ready to set up Direct Debit? Find out how

*The legal stuff

Payment processing fee – Save £24 a year when you switch to Direct Debit. From 1 May 2007, BT introduced a fee for customers who do not pay by Direct Debit or Monthly Payment Plan. It is a discrete charge for methods of payment which cost BT more to process. The payment processing fee is charged by BT Payment Services Ltd, a separate BT Group company. If you pay by Monthly Payment Plan or Whole Bill Direct Debit, this fee will not be incurred. Find out more about the Payment Processing Fee.

From 1 December 2014, we'll no longer charge a payment processing fee but will move customers over to Line Rental Plus for £18.99.


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