United Kingdom: Supported payment methods

To find out if your bank or card works for purchases in shops with Google Pay on your phone, use the information below. If you're looking for supported banks and cards in a different country, go to the list of all countries.

Note: To pay with Google Pay online or in apps, you can add any payment method accepted by Google Pay

Banks Supported cards Unsupported cards
AIB GB AIB GB Visa Classic Card
AIB GB Visa Gold Card
AIB GB Private Banking Gold Visa Card
AIB GB VISA DEBIT
AIB GB VISA DEBIT
AIB GB Business VISA DEBIT
AIB GB World Elite Mastercard
AIB GB commercial credit cards
Amex UK American Express-issued personal or small business credit or charge card, American Express Corporate Card Pre-paid cards, virtual accounts, corporate purchasing cards, meeting cards

Bank of Scotland

Important: The issuer limits mobile transactions up to GBP 45.

Visa and Mastercard debit and credit

Corporate and any non-consumer cards, and American Express cards
B Bank Mastercard debit and credit Visa credit cards and pre-paid cards
Clydesdale Bank Mastercard debit and credit Visa credit cards and pre-paid cards
Curve 1 Ltd.  Mastercard debit and credit  
Danske Bank All Mastercards (debit, credit and corporate) Visa cards
EML Money DAC Mastercard pre-paid  
Fineco Bank Fineco Visa debit card  
First Direct Visa and Mastercard debit and credit  
First Trust Bank INTO Visa Card
First Trust Bank Visa Gold Card
First Trust Bank Visa Classic
First Trust Bank Options Visa
First Trust Bank Visa Debit
First Trust Bank Visa Debit
First Trust Bank Business Visa DEBIT
CAI Gold Mastercard
FTB World Elite Mastercard
FTB Student Mastercard
FTB OPTIONS Mastercard
FTB Mastercard
First Trust Bank commercial credit cards

Halifax

Important: The issuer limits mobile transactions up to GBP 45.

Visa and Mastercard debit and credit

Corporate and any non-consumer cards, and American Express cards
HSBC Visa and Mastercard debit and credit: HSBC Premier Credit Card, HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard, HSBC Rewards Credit Card, HSBC Visa Credit Card, HSBC Mastercard Credit Card, HSBC Welsh Credit Card, HSBC Student Credit Card, HSBC Student Welsh Credit Card, Your Bank at Morrisons Credit Card, HSBC Platinum Credit Card, HSBC Gold Visa Credit Card, HSBC Gold Mastercard Card, HSBC Visa Debit Card, HSBC Advance Debit Card, HSBC Premier Visa Debit Card, Rewards Card Legacy HSBC cards, corporate and non-consumer cards
Isle of Man Bank Visa debit personal banking cards.
Debit commercial cards
Credit and charge commercial cards
John Lewis Mastercard co-branded card  

Lloyds

Important: The issuer limits mobile transactions up to GBP 45.

Visa and Mastercard debit and credit

Corporate and any non-consumer cards, and American Express cards
M&S Bank Visa and Mastercard debit and credit: M&S Credit Card, M&S Current Account Debit Card and M&S Premium Current Account Debit Card  

MBNA

Important: The issuer limits mobile transactions up to GBP 45.

Visa and Mastercard debit and credit

American Express
Metro Bank Mastercard debit and credit --
Monese Monese cards --
Monzo Mastercard debit card Pre-paid card
N26 All Mastercards --
Nationwide Building Society Visa debit and credit FlexOne cash card
NatWest Eligible Visa and Mastercard debit and credit personal banking cards.
Debit commercial cards
Credit and charge commercial cards
Park Card Services Limited Mastercard pre-paid  
PFS PFS Sterling, PFS Euro, PFS USD, PFS ZAR, PFS AUD, PFS Corporate GBP All other PFS cards
Revolut All cards --
Royal Bank of Scotland Eligible Visa and Mastercard debit and credit personal banking cards.
Debit commercial cards
Credit and charge commercial cards
Santander Visa and Mastercard debit and credit cards for personal and business banking customers Corporate cards, top-up Visa debit cards, Business Visa Electron cards and Cahoot-branded debit and credit cards
smile Visa debit and credit cards --
Sodexo All Sodexo cards, including Spree card --
Starling Bank Mastercard debit card --
The Co-operative Bank Visa debit and credit cards Business card, Affinity credit card, ATM card
The Cumberland Personal and business Visa debit cards Cash card
TransferWise TransferWise debit Mastercard TransferWise Business Mastercard  
TSB Visa debit, Mastercard credit American Express cards, business cards, cash cards
Ulster Bank Visa and Mastercard debit and credit personal banking cards. Debit commercial cards Credit and charge commercial cards
Yorkshire Bank Mastercard debit and credit Visa credit cards and pre-paid cards

Supported banks

  • AIB GB
  • Amex
  • B Bank
  • Bank of Scotland
  • Clydesdale Bank
  • First Direct
  • First Rate Exchange Services Limited
  • First Trust Bank
  • Halifax
  • HSBC
  • Isle of Man Bank
  • John Lewis
  • Lloyds
  • M&S Bank
  • MBNA
  • Monzo
  • Moorwand Limited
  • Nationwide
  • NatWest
  • Park Card Services Limited
  • Paysafe Financial Services Limited
  • Revolut
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Santander
  • smile
  • Starling Bank
  • Tandem Bank Limited
  • The Co-operative Bank
  • The Cumberland
  • TSB
  • Ulster Bank
  • Yorkshire Bank

Why some cards can't be added in the app to pay in shops

Your bank decides if its cards will work with Google Pay. Banks may restrict certain or all of its cards from making mobile payments.

If your bank isn't listed or your card can't be set up for mobile payments, call the phone number on the back of your card to let your bank know.

 

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