There is no charge for setting up your Stripe account. In the UK and Europe we just us it for processing Credit and Debit cards. In the US we use it both for ACH "Autopay" and taking Credit and Debit cards. It's not expensive to take a card and it's a lot better than having to chase up payments. The charge for using Stripe varies by country see the separate support document. Cost of taking Payments
Goto Step 7 and tap Click here to connect with Stripe then Stripe Connect
Tap Sign in
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Complete the information required then Create your Stripe account
Complete the information requested and then tap Authorise access to this account