TV Licensing savings card

If you already have a licence, a TV Licensing savings card is a simple way to save for your next one.

Pay into an account, and we’ll take the payment from your balance when your next licence is due. You can make a deposit whenever you like, and the minimum payment is £2.00.

If you don’t already have a TV Licensing savings card, apply by calling 0300 555 0281*.

It’s free to apply, and there’s no charge for using it.

How it works

  1. Save whenever you like, from £2.00
    You can make deposits online, at any PayPoint, or by phone. See below to find out how. Deposits take 24 hours to show on your savings card.
  2. It’s easy to check your balance, and completely secure
    You can check your balance online and view your last 10 payments. You can also call 0300 555 0281*. We’ll also send you statements twice a year. Your deposits are safe, even if you lose your savings card, and no one else can take your savings or use it to buy their TV Licence.
  3. We’ll send you your next licence automatically
    If you’ve saved enough for your next licence, we’ll send it to you automatically at the beginning of the month that your existing licence expires. If you haven’t, we’ll let you know how much you still need to save. If you’ve saved more money than you need, we’ll put it towards the following year’s licence.

How to save


You can make a deposit online with your debit or credit card. You’ll need your savings card details to hand. You can also view your last 10 payments online.

At any PayPoint

There are around 29,000 UK PayPoints and you can make deposits by debit card or cash. You’ll need your savings card with you. To check disabled access at any PayPoint, 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.

Find your nearest PayPoint

By phone

Please call our 24/7 payment line on 0300 555 0298* to make a debit card deposit. If you need to speak to someone, you can also call 0300 555 0281*. You’ll need your savings card details to hand.

I haven't received a savings card. How can I get one?

Simply call us on 0300 555 0281* and we will send you a savings card.

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

*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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