Customers are able to accept Pay by bank app payments when they have access on their smartphone to the following mobile banking apps:
Pay by Bank app is currently live with Barclays Pingit and HSBC which is an app that can be downloaded by any customer with a UK bank account, not necessarily a Barclays or HSBC Bank account. It is simple to download on their smartphone for any customer wishing to use this more secure mode of payment.
There are planned launches with the Barclays bank app, and First Direct in 2019. It’s automatically available to customers of participating banks – they don’t need to sign up or register for it. Once a bank has integrated Pay by Bank app, its customers are auto-enrolled making it instantly available to them.
In 2019 it is expected to be available to nearly 10 million customers – covering 31% of current accounts in the UK.
The active list pf participating will be kept updated here.
Please ask your customer whether they have any of the above mobile banking apps prior to taking a payment and if none of the above are available then a debit or credit card payment can be made instead with the SmartTrade app.