Direct debit payment
Please Microsoft should add the direct debit payment method to automate the payment process through the bank. The limit of the credit card can be and is an impediment when we have many contracted services.
Thanks for the feedback. We agree, and we’re looking into doing this in the next calendar year.
In the interim, if credit card limits are a concern, you do have the option to pay by check or wire transfer. Please contact Support to get this set up.
- Azure billing team
Yohan S. commented
Any updates to get direct debit payment for PayAsYouGo subscriptions ? It has been almost 4 years since the first "in the next calendar year".
I was trying to activate free trial of azure account, but my amount was debited 2261.81 INR from my credit card. Please raise a ticket for unexpected amount debited.
Natanael Godinho commented
2019 as come and still nothing on this matter. please make paypal or direct debit avaliable for business
Over two years and still no movement on this.
I have two things to add now:
1. A Visual Studio subscription now requires and Azure subscription - which requires a credit card. This is a huge problem, as many people don't have credit cards.
2. The payment portal for Azure allows you to enter debit card details, but returns with a vague error that suggests you call your bank. For now can you just make it clearer in both your documentation and your payment error responses that Debit Cards are NOT yet supported?
Here's the twitter discussion I had with Azure support. They suggested I raise a billing ticket, which is a waste of everyone's time. Note that even those manning the Azure Support twitter account didn't know that Direct Debit wasn't supported. https://twitter.com/Squiggle/status/1039811018199887872
Lee Mather commented
Hello, has this been implemented yet? I can't see it as a payment option. Thank you
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Vijay Nirmal commented
Just a remainder - "next calendar year" will be in one month.
Please fix this that we can use the silicon valley bank for non-us residents and azure! No credit cards are delivered in this case.
Martijn Loeffen commented
Seeing it was first planned for 2016 and then for 2017, is this still planned for 2017? We really want to move away from creditcard and pay using Direct Debit, just as we currently do with Office365.
Maggie Hyam commented
We have been trying for 3 months to get our subscription set up to come out of our organisations account via Direct Debit - only to find there is no facility to do this - extremely annoying and a huge waste of much of our staff's time.
Jude Lymn commented
Any update on this?
Looking to do this in the next calendar year = in 5 years time we'll get around to a poor implementation.
Confirmation with credit card is super annoying. The most people I know don't have a credit card - like me.
Jeancarlos Paucar commented
I can't register on the system because I only have a debit card. Is there another opción for registering?
Gurdeep Singh commented
Just how are we meant to function juggling c/cards?
Azure is meant to be an all singing, all dancing, state of the art cloud based platform. You expect companies to run modern cloud based systems using multiple credit cards ? Just what is the complication in setting up direct debits and paypal ? Every other company manages is without complication, but not Microsoft. Its just disgraceful.
It's mind boggling and unbelievable to learn that Microsoft does not offer Auto-Debit/Direct-Debit from a Bank Account(Invoice).
No one has time in this day and age to review monthly bills and pay them manually as well as to have a dedicated staff to do so. On behalf of all big and small organisations using Azure, please make Auto-Debit/Direct Debit a reality.
Hopefully Azure team would come out of stone age and make this a really asap.
Josep Comas commented
In Spain is usual "direct debit" method of payment, please, you add this option into initial form (only credit card is permitted)
What is this direct debit for?
It has appeared on my bank statement but unaware what it is used for as I've never seen it before.
Can anyone help
Harry Alexandre commented
Please add this option ASAP. I think this is essential to all business' so we don't need to worry about card failing etc.
I am hoping Microsoft setup direct debit option, makes life easier for everybody and no payments missed.