Offline payment methods

Direct Debit

CIOL members with a UK-based bank account can pay by Direct Debit and switching to this payment method will save you 5% on the annual membership fees. If you wish to switch to this method of payment, please complete this PDF iconDirect Debit mandate and return to: CIOL, Membership Team, Dunstan House, 14a St Cross Street, London EC1N 8XA or by email. In the reference field, please ensure you quote your CIOL number. 


Credit / debit cards

  • We accept the following cards: JCB, Maestro, MasterCard, Solo, Visa, and Visa Electron.
  • We do not accept American Express.
  • Please call us on +44 (0) 207 940 3146 to make payment by card.
  • Please do not send card information to us by post. Doing so is at your own risk.

 Bank transfers

  • Please ensure that you quote your CIOL number first followed by your surname as the transaction reference in bank transfers
  • Please email us to let us know you've made payment, including the amount paid
  • International payment methods will incur a fee from both your bank and that of CIOL; but no additional fee is charged by CIOL
  • CIOL can accept SEPA payments; however this payment type is only available in some countries within the Euro Zone. Please check with your bank. You will need to use the IBAN and BIC reference numbers quoted below

Sterling (GBP) transfers can be made directly into CIOL's bank account:

Account name: The Chartered Institute of Linguists
Bank name: Royal Bank of Scotland Plc
Bank Address: PO Box 412, 62/63 Threadneedle St, London EC2R 8LA
Account Number: 23171719
Sort Code: 16-00-15
IBAN: GB96 RBOS 1600 1523 1717 19
BIC/SWIFT: RBOS GB 2L 


Cheques

  • Cheques not sent by Special Delivery or Recorded are sent at your own risk
  • Over the next three years CIOL will be phasing out cheque payments. Members are encouraged to consider alternative forms of payment
  • Sterling cheques / bank drafts: These must be drawn on a bank in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man
  • Please make all cheques payable to the "Chartered Institute of Linguists" and be sure to include a note of your name and CIOL number.

Hong Kong payments

Hong Kong Dollar transfers can be made directly into CIOL's Hong Kong account:

Bank: Royal Bank of Scotland, London City Office
Account Number: 00106503
Sort Code: 16-00-15
IBAN: GB66 RBOS 1663 0000 1065 03
BIC/Swift Code: RBOS GB 2L

The current rate accepted by CIOL is HK$10.17 to the GBP.

  • Please ensure that you quote your CIOL number first followed by your surname as the transaction reference in bank transfers.
  • Please email us to let us know you've made payment, including the amount paid
  • International payment methods will incur a fee from both your bank and that of CIOL; but no additional fee is charged by CIOL