Top features

GOV.UK Pay uses established Payment Service Providers to deliver your payments service.

At no additional cost, we already offer:

Payment management

  • take online card payments
  • prevent fraud with 3DSecure (e.g. Verified by Visa)
  • issue refunds
  • send email receipts
  • create reports and search transactions
  • integrate with existing case management workflows
  • a trusted GOV.UK-branded experience
  • manage access and permissions of your staff users
  • manage which card brands you want to accept: Visa (including Visa Electron), Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, JCB, Discover, Diners Club, UnionPay

Set up payment pages

Digital standards

  • meet the Digital Service Standard
  • meet accessibility standards
  • stay secure with full Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard compliance
  • use our modern RESTful API for straightforward integration

Technical support

  • get 24/7 support from the team at Government Digital Service
  • read clear documentation on how to integrate with GOV.UK Pay
  • use a sandbox (test) environment to prototype and try with your service
  • switch PSPs without additional technical work (technical integration is provider-agnostic)

Queries and suggestions

If you want to find out more about these features, or have some needs that GOV.UK Pay isn’t yet meeting, please get in touch with us by emailing or chat with us in our cross-government Slack channel.