Ways to pay

You may pay for your BIOS membership with a single lump sum or by joining our Direct Debit scheme (get the DDI form here)to pay monthly.

lump sum payments

We accept lump-sum payments by a variety of methods:

  • online via PayPal at the time of purchase
  • online via PayPal at a later date (click through your invoice or log in and click through in your Profile)
  • by Internet transfer, quoting the reference shown on your invoice
  • by cheque, following the instructions shown on your invoice

Direct Debit scheme

Only membership fees may be paid by this method. The main scheme runs from Sept - August inclusive - 12 equal payments, 4 in advance and 8 in arrears. Get the DDI form here.

For those who have not yet joined the monthly Direct Debit scheme, but would like to: you may still join the scheme.  Your payments will currently be set to ensure that you have paid in full for your 2015 membership before August 2015.  If this is a problem for you, we will consider extending your payment period through to August 2016, paying for 2015 and 2016 memberships over that time. This offer is made at BIOS's sole discretion, and BIOS is not committed to offering this offer to all (or any) applicants.

Return a Direct Debit Instruction form (get it here) with a note of your preferred payment day (1st, 14th or 23rd) as soon as possible. From September 2015, you will automatically be moved onto the 12-month scheme for 2016 onwards.

When you join the scheme, we will contact you at least 10 working days before the first payment is taken, to tell you how much the first payment and subsequent payments will be.  If you join the scheme late, the first payment may be larger to bring you up to date.  Thereafter, we will contact you to advise you in advance  of any change to the amount being taken (if at any time in future the subscription amount is adjusted, or if you change your membership level).

As a Direct Debit payer, your membership will automatically be renewed each membership year at the same level as the previous year.  If you wish to change your membership level at any point, please contact the office on +44 (0) 1353 66 55 41.

non-members paying monthly

If you are not currently a member of BIOS and plan to rejoin for next year, you are very welcome to pay monthly towards your next year's membership. The payment year runs from September to August: unless BIOS specifically agrees otherwise, as a monthly payer you must have paid in full by August of the membership year (e.g. August 2014 for a 2014 membership). Please contact the office on +44 (0)1353 66 55 41 to discuss your circumstances.

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