SlimPay is one of Europe’s leading providers of online direct debit payments, offering businesses and customers a safer – and often cheaper – alternative to credit card payments or bank transfers. It allows customers to set up direct debit mandates for payment to European vendors from their bank account, meaning no credit card information is shared online at all. The service also allows businesses to complete payments without the authorisation of a bank, enabling far smoother transactions. A competitor to GoCardless, the company plans to open up its service in the UK in 2016. It already works with companies such as Tripadvisor, Greenpeace, Deezer, Nespresso and Renault in Europe.