Sign up now to pay rent by direct debit for chance to win £1k

Published: 23 August 2016

Residents have until the end of September to sign up to pay their rent by direct debit for a chance to win a thousand pounds’ worth of shopping vouchers.


The vouchers are being offered by Bacs Payment Schemes Ltd (Bacs), the not-for-profit organisation that manages direct debit. Council tenants who now sign up to pay in this way will be eligible for the prize draw, while those tenants who are already paying by direct debit will be automatically entered.

Direct debit is a simple, secure and convenient way of paying bills and it reduces the cost to the town hall of collecting rent. This delivers significant savings to the public purse, which helps keep rents and council tax bills at a minimum.

Wandsworth Council is one of 15 housing providers taking part in the national campaign run by Bacs, which is offering five lots of £1,000 vouchers.

To be in with a chance of winning, tenants in Wandsworth can set up a direct debit by calling (020) 8871 8987 and choosing option 4, or by return a completed direct debit instruction form by post.

The deadline for signing up is September 30 

For more information about this payment method and how it works visit

For more information on the free prize draw visit