# How To Require Credit Card To Bid
This How To... is relevant for the Old Website Editor only.
If processing Credit Cards is enabled, the site can register credit card information for bidders but it is not required by default. The credit card numbers are saved securely with your payment processor and a "token" is saved within Auctria.
If Bidder Statements are emailed, the email can include a "Payment link" where the bidders can enter (or change) their credit card information so credit cards do not have to be registered. If you would like to do "batch processing" on outstanding balances, credit card numbers must be registered.
To "require" credit cards, follow these steps:
- Go to Online Bidding and set the Online Bidding Behavior option "Require a registered card to bid" option to Yes.
- On the website, in the Purchase/Registration element Settings, go under the Optional Steps tab and "Do not allow bidders to skip the register credit card step" option to ON.