Every month I have a struggle, the automatic payments, because I need to check my bank balance all the time. Because every month my healthcare will collect their money. Being a student, and thus not having that much money, it can sometimes be a big pain in the ass.
The time that automatic payments went wrong…
For instance one time I was so long overdue because (I forgot that it wasn’t collected…) and they didn’t send me a message that I was overdue on my automatic payment. I needed to pay a small fine because if you’re more than two weeks overdue, you have to pay an administrative fine. And it’s not that I don’t have the money. I like to move my money to my savings account so that I don’t spend that much on food and coffee.
So how are we going to fix it?
After the second time I had enough of it. So I jumped on my PC and logged in to my Healthcare providers account. After some digging I found my solution! Instead of using “Automatische Incasso” ,which translated from dutch means automatic collection. I chose “Digitale Acceptgiro” which is the digital variant of the “Acceptgiro”. Where you pay via iDeal (Which is an common used payment gateway in the Netherlands). A acceptgiro is a kind of check where you give permission to collect money for one time only.
This fixes my irritation for now. And I hope you like this blog post. Got any tips? Tweet or email me!