Did you know that there is an easy way for your customers to ‘Pay Online’ for statements that you send out to them via Clear Books.

Clear Books has integrated with one of the UK’s leading payment gateways, PayPoint.net. PayPoint helps thousands of e-commerce businesses accept secure payments online and over the phone.

If you already have an account with PayPoint your customers can use the  ‘Pay Online’ option available on statements you send to them from you Clear Books account.

Use the following guide to set up the PayPoint ‘Pay Online’ feature.

1. Head to Money>Banking>Add Account and select a new ‘Internet Payments’ account.



2. Select PayPoint as the Payment provider.

You will need your PayPoint account information for the Account ID, Account email, Remote Password and Digest Secret fields.

For the Payment Button field select ‘yes’.

You will also need to add the £0.20 surcharge for PayPoint.

3. Once you have saved this information the PayPoint button will be available on your statements.

When a customer receives a statement from you they will be able to click the ‘PayPoint’ button to then make an ‘Online Payment’ directly to your account.




Posted by Darren Taylor


  1. Could you integrate GoCardless in the same way please? And would be great to have the ‘Click here to pay online’ button on the email that is sent out when you email invoices (not just statements).


  2. Hi Lizzie,
    I have a couple of observations/suggestions…
    The surcharge shown in the image under point #3 seems to be calculated as 0.2% of the total rather than the £0.20p mentioned in point #2. Also, the heading “PayPal payments on statements” seems to be an error and should really be something like “Online payments on statements” to save confusion.
    I’ve put a similar support ticket in about PayPal surcharges today, so I apologise if you already know about this.


    1. Lizzie Fouracre 19th June 2012 at 1:11 pm

      Hi Stephen,

      Thanks for your comment. That definitely sounds like some sensible suggestions.

      Let me post this to our technical team, or chase up the original query you have made.

      Many thanks,



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