FEES AND PAYMENTS
Most requests for organists via Organists Online are made by independent clients, in no way associated with Organists Online. In all such cases, financial arrangements take place just between the client and the organist in question.
Some requests are made by me. These have come to me personally by telephone but, as I cannot take them up, I pass them on via Organists Online. In these cases, I have to choose the organist from all the replies but, thereafter, financial
arrangements take place just between the client and the organist in question.
With a couple of funeral directors I have monthly invoicing arrangements. If I find an organist for them, they do not want to write out a cheque, or carry cash, for just this one particular instance. So, in such cases, I agree to pay
the organist and then invoice the funeral director later. I make these payments by BACS transfer (that is, from one bank directly to another).
Unless it is very unlikely that the organist in question will play for me again that month, or there is pressing financial need, my policy is to do all the BACS transfers at the end of the month so that any organist who may have
played several times only has to have one transfer.
Just in case you think that this means that I am hanging on to your money, I only invoice the funeral directors after I have made the BACS payments. (Sometimes it takes some months for me to receive anything from the funeral director.) I'd
rather keep my fingers out of all your financial pies, but if it keeps funeral directors happy ... Any questions - just contact me.
Philip Norman: email@example.com