The Complete Payments Platform for DEAR Systems

Combining Pinch with DEAR and Xero has proven to improve cashflow, reduce business admin overhead and increase customer satisfaction. 

A DEAR Systems account connected to Xero is required before connecting Pinch.

  • Automatic Payments
  • Xero Integration
  • Payment Plans

Take payments directly from DEAR invoices

Collect a customer's credit card or bank account information, and then process payments directly from the invoice.

We can even take these payments automatically for any approved invoices.

Drastically reduce costs by passing on Credit Card Fees 

Some businesses have saved thousands of dollars a month by passing on the more expensive credit card fees and wearing the direct debit fee.

This encourages customers to sign up to a pre-approval for automated payments, and saves you money for customers who prefer to use a credit card.

Looking for instructions?

We have pretty comprehensive documentation on how to configure Pinch with DEAR and Xero. Details can be found below:
Getting started guide

Are you a DEAR partner?

If so, we love you! Please get in touch with our partner manager to learn more about how you can help your clients improve their cash flow with Pinch, DEAR and Xero. You can email us at to get started.

The easiest ways for customers to pay

Pay now

Accept one-off credit card and direct debit payments online.

Take one-off payments straight from the DEAR invoice using pay now.

Recurring payments

Get paid on the invoice due date! Set up regular automatic payments like subscriptions.

Customers can accept to be charged automatically, on the invoice due date.

Payment plans

Breakdown large invoices into a series of smaller payments, all tracked on the one invoice.

The flexible plan designer lets you take deposits, recurring payments, fixed amounts or a percentage of the invoice total, or any combination of the above!

Auto reconciliation with DEAR

When a payment is processed, your DEAR account is updated immediately.

The reconciliation is improved further by connecting to your Xero account and automating the process of matching your bank statement with Account Transactions.

Plans and subscriptions

Breakdown large invoices into smaller payments, all tracked against the one invoice.

The Pinch payment plan designer lets you take deposits, recurring payments, fixed amounts or a percentage of the invoice total, or any combination of the above! You have the option to generate an invoice per payment, or one single invoice to track payments against.

Get paid on time

Automatically charge customers credit card or their bank account on the invoice due date.

Use the Pinch platform to invite your customer to approve future payments. Your customer simply fills in their credit card or bank account details and selects to be automatically charged future payments. Pinch does the rest and automatically collects payments on the invoice due date.

On-charge fees

Pass on the payment transaction fee to your customers.

Pinch charge a fee per transaction. You can choose to pass the fee onto your customer.

Aussie support

Our Australian support team is on hand to help. Book in a chat or email us.

Founded and developed in Brisbane, Pinch are dedicated to provide quality local Australian support. Email support is available during business hours, and to avoid waiting on hold, phone support can be booked in advance. 

Safe and secure

Pinch is PCI compliant. Rest assured your customers sensitive data is safe.

All payment information is stored securely, PCI compliant including credit card tokenisation and AES256 encryption. All credit card and direct debit information is managed confidentially through Pinch. Credit card numbers are secured in a vault and never shown. Pinch integrates with the major Australian banks to ensure safe and secure transactions. 

Ready to get started?

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Need Help?

Contact our Australian support team.

Chat support is available during business hours, with email fallback.

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To figure out if we're the right solution for you, books a sales call.

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What Aussie businesses are saying about Pinch

Pinch Payments the game changer, allowed me to now direct debit my clients on a monthly basis with little fuss. The team at pinch were more than happy to assist with the set up and demonstrating the functionality of the software. Certainly will be showing my clients the power of Pinch. – Laz

The dashboard allows me to see exactly what's happening at any point in time, and the email notifications are a welcome sight that payments are on the way! I use Xero in our business, which Pinch integrates with beautifully—invoices automatically get marked as paid and reconciling works perfectly. – Ben

Pinch is a game changer. We wanted to offer card payments either via a direct debit set-up or once off and on-charge the fees. Pinch makes this a breeze and clients love the ease of use. Once activated it shows your invoices in Xero nicely with a pay now button. Highly recommend! –Samuel

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What next?

Easily integrate with major accounting software or contact us for direct integration.

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Need more information?

Creating an account and giving it a try is the best way to discover how Pinch works. It's free to get started, and only takes about 10 minutes. However, if you'd like some bedtime reading material we can send you our info pack with more detailed information about how Pinch works.