Pay Research Participants Direct-to-Bank - Instantly 

Ayda Pay makes payouts to research participants smooth and compliant – while saving you time 

Ayda Pay is the quickest, easiest way for you to manage research participant payouts. No spreadsheets, no batching payments, no additional data to collect. 
Make participant recruitment and retention easier by giving them what they want – direct-to-bank payments – while also increasing your own productivity. 

Ayda Pay

How Ayda Pay works 

Create a project

1. Create your project

Add researchers, participants and a budget.

Choose an incentive type

2. Choose incentive types

Choose as many types of reward as you’d like to offer: payments direct to bank in GBP, EUR and USD to 52 countries; PayPal; and 500+ popular voucher types.

Approve incentives

3. Approve incentives

Use the one-click payment approval to make payment available to participants.


4. Participants claim incentives

Notifications are sent, and participants sign in to claim the incentive of their choice. Incentives are disbursed in real-time.

“Ayda saves me hours of work every time I use it. Who has time to collect bank details and make individual payments anymore?" 

Alice Fenyoe, Curiouser

Why choose Ayda Pay?

  • Efficiency

  • Retention

  • Speed

  • Simplicity

  • Security

  • Integration

Work efficiently with Ayda

Save time

Imagine what you could do if you didn’t have to spend time handling cash, collecting bank details or chasing payments!

Ayda Pay streamlines every step of the participant incentive payment process.

Retain respondents with Ayda

Retain participants by giving them what they want 

Participants want direct-to-bank payouts: our data shows that 95% prefer cash to vouchers, and they want payment fast, not days later.

Ayda Pay customers report improved retention rates, decreased churn, and high participant satisfaction. 

Quick onboarding with Ayda

Enjoy quick onboarding & setup 

Get onboarded and start using Ayda Pay within just 24 hours!

We’ll guide you through your account setup, including showing you how to invite your colleagues, create projects and add credit to your wallet. 

Simplify ReOps tasks with Ayda

Simplify payment reconciliation 

Ayda Pay’s in-platform reporting provides complete transparency.

Reconcile and audit payments with ease via standard reports. 

Data security and regulatory compliance with Ayda

Ensure compliance and data security 

Traditional payout methods like collecting and sending bank details via email bring unwanted data and security risk to your business.

Ayda Pay employs bank-level security and collects all information required to process direct-to-bank transfers, so you don’t have to. We collect and manage data in strict compliance with GDPR. 

Integrate with other systems

Connect to existing systems 

Ayda Pay can integrate with existing systems via its RESTful API, secured by OAUTH2 security.

Ayda Pay FAQs

Which incentive types does Ayda Pay support?

Ayda Pay supports 3 types of incentive payments:

  1. Direct-to-bank payments.
  2. PayPal.
  3. Vouchers for 500+ popular retailers and charities.

What currencies can I pay participants in?

Ayda Pay offers payments in GBP, USD, and Euro to 52 destination countries.

Want to make incentive payments in a different currency? Please contact us.

How quick is it to use Ayda Pay?

Ayda Pay is very quick to use. It takes just minutes to upload your participant list and set incentive types and amounts. When you're ready to release incentives for payment it takes just a moment to do this individually, or en masse.

Our customers tell us that using Ayda Pay for a large group of participants is faster than making a single direct-to-bank payment!

Do I need to collect participants' bank details?

No, you don't need to collect participants' bank details. Ayda Pay will collect them from participants for you, so you don't need to worry about collecting, storing, or sharing this sensitive data.

Can I offer multiple incentive types?

Yes, you can offer multiple incentive types.

Can I offer different incentive amounts to different participants?

Yes, you can set different incentive amounts on a participant-by-participant basis.

Is Ayda Pay secure and GDPR compliant?

Yes, Ayda Pay is secure. We employ bank-level security, and collect and manage data in strict compliance with GDPR.

Please review our privacy policy and T&Cs for more information.

How long does it take to get set up with Ayda Pay?

Ayda Pay is quick and easy to set up - we can have you up and running within 1 business day.

Can I use Ayda Pay as a standalone module?

Yes, you can use Ayda Pay without using Ayda Hub, Sign, or Trust.

Ayda Pay is a prerequisite if you want to reduce participant fraud by using Ayda Trust.

How are participants notified about their incentives?

When incentives are released, Ayda Pay emails participants that they're available to claim. You don't need to send any emails yourself.

How do participants claim incentives?

Participants claim incentives by logging into Ayda, and selecting the incentive of their choice. It's quick and easy to do, even on a mobile phone.

Want to learn more? 

We'd love to help - book a no-obligation call with our team!