BANK payment company GoCardless is to sponsor Hillingdon Swimming Club’s Summer Open Meet in June. 

GoCardless is already headline sponsor of all Swim England national events.

Teresa Jones, club chairman, said: “We have been using GoCardless to collect our training, membership and all other fees for six years now. It has saved us significant volunteer time.”

The initial idea for the company, founded in 2011, stemmed from a desire to make it easier for grassroots football clubs to collect membership fees.