Payment gateways not processing payments

I can complete the sign up form, then proceed to step two and select a subscription option
This gives me the sign-up-complete message (sign-up-complete)
I the check my e-mail (e-mail-conf) – and get no activation code link
I can then log in ok with the email link to wp-login

However when I look at the list of members (list-members) the admin appears to be the getaway use.
I look at my subscription- transaction and none of listed (subscription-transactions)

My payment gateways are all active
Subscription plans are active and set to public

Pleases help, happy to give my login details if this will help