We accept lump-sum payments by a variety of methods:
You may join the Direct Debit scheme to pay your membership fees at any time. Event registration fees cannot be paid in this way.
To join the scheme, simply download the form, fill in both pages (and be sure to sign it), and return it to the Freepost address on the form.
The DD payment year runs from September of the preceding year to August of the year itself. For example, if you had paid for your 2014 membership over the full period, you would have paid from September 2013 to August 2014. If you decide not to renew your membership for any year, then any payment that you have made in respect of that year (once outstanding event registrations, if any, have been paid) will be refunded.
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).
Starting in January 2016, we will run an automatic monthly review of each Direct Debit payer's progress - so if you accidentally miss a month for any reason, your payments will be adjusted to ensure that your full debt is paid on time. We will notify you in advance of any change.
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.
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.