Appy for a TV Licensing payment card

Spread the cost of your colour TV Licence in weekly or monthly payments, from around £5.60 per week.

Apply for your payment card now by calling 0300 555 0286.

We’ll send you a payment card and a payment plan showing when and how much you need to pay. You can pay online, at a PayPoint outlet, by phone or by text message.

Alternatively, you can spread the cost of your TV Licence paying by Direct Debit.

How the payment card works

How the payment card works

You’ll be asked whether you’d like to pay weekly or monthly

Your licence costs the same whichever you choose:

  • Weekly payments: you pay for your first licence in 26 weekly payments. After this, you can move to fortnightly payments
  • Monthly payments: you’ll usually have 6 months to pay for your first TV Licence. (Depending on when you join the scheme, we may have to spread your payments into as few as 3 months, or as many as 11 months.) Once your renewal date is 6 months ahead, you will then have 12 months to pay for your next licence so the payments will be smaller.
You’ll be sent a payment plan

This lists the amount due, and when you need to pay by. To enjoy the benefits of the payment card, you must keep up the payments shown on your plan.

You can pay in any of the ways listed below.

Free text reminder service We can send a text message to your mobile to remind you when a payment is due. To set this up, call us on 0300 555 0286.
Where to pay

Where to pay

Online You can make a payment online using your debit or credit card. You can also view your payment plan and request a call back online.
By phone Call us on 0300 555 0286 to pay by debit or credit card.
At a PayPoint outlet

You can use cash or debit card at any PayPoint outlet. These are located in many newsagents and convenience stores.

Don’t forget to take your payment card with you each time you want to make a payment.

Find your nearest PayPoint outlet . If you need to check disabled access for a PayPoint outlet just call 0300 790 6165.

By text message

You can pay by text if you’ve previously made a debit or credit card payment towards your payment plan. Text PAY followed by the customer number on your card and the amount you wish to pay to 64488. For example:

PAY 123456789 5.60

We’ll never ask you for your full debit card or credit card details by text.

If you’ve not paid by debit or credit card before call us on 0300 555 0286. All texts are charged at your standard text message cost set by your mobile phone provider, and none of this money goes to TV Licensing.

If you still have questions take a look at TV Licensing FAQs where you can find all the answers in one place.

General information about TV Licensing is available in other languages: