A credit card is required to activate your account.
Firstly, members will have an account to which they can charge purchases be that golf, pro shop purchases or bar / restaurant purchases. Whatever debit is built up in each member account will be charged monthly in the proceeding month.
There is also significant time spent processing membership renewals each year. By creating an auto-renew process, we can significantly reduce the time associated with renewals and focus more on customer service.
The credit card is required for account activation. You can choose to pay using this card, or you can continue to pay cash, as long as you do so before the renewal date. From January, bank accounts can also be used via IBAN & BIC details if that is preferred.
Many people provide payment details to pay insurance, LPT, toll tags, gym memberships etc. What is being proposed is no different and will improve the membership experience.
All payment details are held by Stripe, a global payments solutions company that operates in 100+ countries worldwide. The company is fast becoming the largest processor of online payments globally. All information is stored by Stripe and encrypted. Given the nature of their business, Stripe has an extremely robust security system and have never experienced a security breach. We dedicated significant time during our search and due diligence process to the criteria of data security and are satisfied that Chronogolf and Stripe is the best option available to us to protect our customers. The Golf Club, its staff or Chronogolf will never hold our client’s data.
Many people may be aware of and use Pay Pal. While Stripe is a competitor, its solutions offer many advantages over Pay Pal including security.
Credit cards offer the best consumer protections available, but members can choose to use bank details in the New Year if they wish.
Another alternative would be to use pre-paid cards rather than your existing credit cards if members are in any way reluctant to provide these details. Swirl Card and Revolut are two such options which leverage the Mastercard platform to offer pre-paid cards which can be topped up easily online or in the case of Swirl Card via a Payzone outlet.