German individual/sole traders (Einzelunternehmen) can use GoCardless to collect payments from their customers.
This business type is the simplest form of a commercial activity in Germany. Examples of business who may fall under this business type include freelancers and personal trainers.
If you’re collecting payments as an individual, please follow these steps to verify your account:
1. Select Individual/sole trader as your business type
2. Choose the industry and provide a description of what your business does
3. Enter your details
Please note: You must enter your home address in the appropriate field.
We may ask you to upload a document to verify these details. Please click here to see more information on what documents we can accept.
4. Once you've completed this section, click Continue to move to the next step.
Click here to go to the guide for the next step - Adding your contact details.