How can I pay towards my TV Licence using my payment card or savings card?

There are five easy ways to pay and save:


You can make a payment online on our secure site using your debit or credit card. You can also check your balance and view your payment history online.

Via our mobile app

  1. Download the TVL Pay app for free on your mobile from the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Register or pay as a guest with your TV Licensing payment card
  3. Make a payment towards your TV Licence using your debit or credit card.
  4. Choose to receive your payment confirmations by text message or email.


If you've previously made a debit/credit card payment towards your TV Licence, simply text PAY followed by your customer number along with the amount you wish to pay to 64488 (e.g. to pay £6.00, text PAY 123456789 6.00). Your customer number is printed on your payment schedule. Savings card customers can also text PAY to 64488 to save towards their next TV Licence. If you haven’t already made a payment using your debit or credit card please call 0300 555 0286*.

We'll never ask you to text your full debit/credit card number or details. All texts will be charged at your standard text message cost set by your mobile phone service provider.

PayPoint store

You can make payments by cash or debit card at any PayPoint store using the barcode printed on any of the letters we've recently sent you. You will be issued with a receipt as proof of payment, which you should keep with your licence.

You can find your nearest PayPoint store at PayPoint locator. To check disabled access please call 0800 310 0000. PayPoint is not available in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man, but you can pay at your local post office.


To pay with your payment card:

Call us on 0300 555 0286* to pay by debit or credit card. This service is available 24 hours a day.

To add money to your savings card:

Call us on 0300 555 0281* to pay by debit or credit card. This service is available 24 hours a day.

How long does it take for my payments to be processed?

It takes 48 hours from the time you make your payment for it to register on your card.

Do I need a PIN or password?

You won't need a password or PIN to use your savings or payment card.

See also:

What if I'm having trouble paying?

How can I check my payment or savings card balance?

What if I'm on holiday and can't pay?

How do I pay at PayPoint?

Why are my weekly/monthly payments so big?

My savings or payment card is lost, stolen, or damaged

About the TV Licensing payment card

*Calls to our 0300 numbers cost no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number, whether from a mobile or landline. If you get inclusive minutes, calls to an 0300 number will be included free of charge.

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