A new app service that automatically cancels subscriptions at the end of a free trial period has been launched in the UK.
The app was designed by renowned tech entrepreneur, Josh Browder, who created Do Not Pay, which has helped thousands of people fight parking fines.
His new app, Free Trial Surfing, does not link a customer’s bank account or credit card number to any subscription and he also revealed that he has achieved this through a partnership with a major bank. However, he would not reveal which bank it was.
He commented: “The idea for this product came when I realised I was being charged for a $21.99 (£18) gym membership from over a year ago that I was never using. In fact, I had completely forgotten that I had signed up for a free trial in the first place. Constantly trying to keep track of when a ‘free trial’ period ends is annoying and time-consuming.”
Since launching six week’s ago, Free Trial Surfing has had over 10,000 people sign up, and is expecting major growth in the UK and US in the immediate future.
Browder revealed that the two most common subscriptions the service has been used for are porn platforms, closely followed by Netflix.