About us FAQs Is a Direct Debit safe? Yes. Direct Debits are a very safe and familiar option for many types of payment. To offer Direct Debit as a payment option, we have gone through a careful vetting process, closely monitored by the banking industry. The efficiency and security of Direct Debit is monitored and protected by your own bank or building society. As well as being reliable and safe, direct debits also mean more of your money goes directly to helping animals because our administration costs are lower than managing other payment methods. We can also more easily include Gift Aid, which could mean your support is worth up to 25% more! A Direct Debit also allows you to spread the cost of your support, contributing a little each month and providing an amazing longer-term gift. Remember, with a Direct Debit, you are always in control; you can change the amount or date or cancel whenever you choose to.