Payment Timeframe

Contract Type:

The Recipient shall pay the Discloser the sum of [AMOUNT] within [NUMBER] days of signing this Agreement. All payments shall be made in British Pounds Sterling by electronic bank transfer to the following account: Account Name: [DISCLOSER NAME] Bank: [BANK NAME] Sort Code: [SORT CODE] Account Number: [ACCOUNT NUMBER]


This clause specifies the payment timeline and details for the confidentiality agreement:

- It states the payment amount the Recipient will pay the Discloser.

- The payment is due within a certain number of days after signing the agreement.

- The payment must be made in British Pounds Sterling.

- It must be paid by electronic bank transfer.

- It provides the specific bank account information to send the payment to, including:

- Account name of the Discloser

- Bank name

- Sort code

- Account number

In simple terms, this establishes when payment is due, the amount, the currency, the payment method and the account to send it to.

Having all these details in the agreement ensures the timeframe, process and requirements for payment are clear to the Recipient. It provides everything needed for the Recipient to properly fulfil the payment on time.

History of the clause (for the geeks)

Payment timeframe and processing clauses have long been a part of contract law, allowing parties to specify logistics critical for proper fulfilment.

In early confidentiality agreements, payment details were often excluded or handled separately from the contract. But as NDAs became more formalized, payment terms directly within the agreement became important for legal consideration and clarity.

Specifying timeframes, currencies, methods and accounts streamlined the payment process between parties. This prevented misunderstandings and ensured payments were rendered properly per the agreement. As international business grew, the need for currency and processing specifications increased to accommodate cross-border dealings.

Over time, contractual payment clauses evolved from simple statements of fee amounts and due dates. Inclusion of processing specifics came to be seen as a best practice for both legal and practical purposes. Detailed payment terms reduced uncertainty and created certainty around critical contract fulfillment.

Today, outlining the full logistics within the agreement itself is standard across confidentiality agreements and many other contract types. Clear payment timeframes, currencies, methods and account details allow for smooth contractual payments and help avoid potential disputes.